In order to protect the interest of Haji Yusoff‘s beneficiaries, Hidayah’s extended family had to, unfortunately, take legal actions against family members in the High Court of Singapore.

  • Case No: HDC/OS 139/2015

    In the matter of Order 92, Rule 4 of the RULES OF COURT (Cap.322, Rule 5)
    And
    In the Matter of Section 56 & 57 of the Trustees Act (Cap.337)
    And
    In the matter of a Trust of the Will dated 26th January 2603 (1843) of HADJEE YOUSOF BIN HADJEE MOHAMED NOOR also known as HAJI YUSOFF BIN HAJI MOHAMED NOOR, late of No. 73 Sultan Gate Singapore (deceased)
    And
    In the matter of Grant of Probate DCP No. 569 of 1950
    And
    In the matter the Administration and Distribution of the trust of the Will dated 26 January 2603 (1943)

    Between
    1. Mohamed Idrus Bin Haji Ismail
    2. Alwi Bin Jofrie … Applicant(s)

    And
    1. Zhulkeflee Bin Haji Ismail
    2. Mohamed Idris Bin Mohamed Hanafiah
    3. Abdullah Bin Joffri … Respondent(s)

    The Court ruled:
    1. an interim distribution of $1 million (to beneficiaries) is to effected within two weeks from 13 August 2015
    2. the 2nd Respondent Idris Hanafiah is to hand over to Messrs Mallal & Namazie: all cheque books, all bank statements and all deposit slips within three weeks from 13 August 2015
    3. Idris Hanafiah ordered to pay cost to Applicants: $15,000, and 1st and 3rd Respondents Zhulkeflee and Abdullah: $15,000

  • Statutory Declaration (Oaths & Declarations Act, Cap. 211)

    Zohra Bte Hadjee Yusoff (Haji Yusoff’s surviving youngest daughter) made a statutory declaration in August 2015 about her sister Hajjah Salmah Binte Haji Yusoff who died intestate on 19 December 2009. Zohra solemnly and sincerely declares that:
    The Deceased died leaving her surviving the following persons as her beneficiaries and next-of-kin:
    1. This deponent, her lawful sister
    2. Abu Bakar Bin Haji Abdul Rahim, her lawful nephew
    3. Mohamad Sollehudin Bin Othman, her lawful nephew
    4. Mahmood Bin Haji Ismail, her lawful nephew
    5. Mohamed Idrus Bin Haji Ismail, her lawful nephew
    6. Abdul Hamid Bin Haji Mohamed Ismail, her lawful nephew
    7. Mohamed Yusoff Bin Haji Ismail, her lawful nephew
    8. Omar Bin Haji Ismail, her lawful nephew
    9. Zhulkeflee Bin Haji Ismail, her lawful nephew; and
    10. Abdul Aziz Bin Haji Ismail, her lawful nephew

  • BC130/2009/X

    In the matter of Probate No. 569 of 1950
    Between
    Mallal & Namazie … Applicant
    And
    Mohamed Idris Bin Mohamed Hanafiah
    And
    Abdullah Bin Joffri
    And
    Zhulkeflee Bin Haji Ismail … Respondents

    Registrar’s Certificate: Idris Hanafiah is instructed to pay Mallal & Namazie $4,194.60 (from his personal funds) while the estate has to pay the original bill no. 128 of 2009 (legal fees) of $10,823.05 which was never disputed by the other 2 trustees.

  • Originating Summons No: 952/2005/W

    In the matter of the trusts of the Will dated 26th day of January 2603 (1943) of Hadjee Yousof Bin Hadjee Mohamed Noor, late of No. 73 Sultan Gate, Singapore, deceased
    And
    In the matter of the Grant of Probate DCP No 569 of 1950
    And
    In the matter of an Order of Court dated 30th April 2002 in the Originating Summons No 61/2002/K and in the Order of Court dated 5th July 2002 in Originating Summons of No 60/2002/F
    And
    In the matter of Order 80 r2(3)(a) of the Rules of Court 1997
    And
    In the Matter of s.37, s.42(1), s.59 of the Trustees Act Cap 337

    Between
    Abdullah Bin Joffri & Mohamed Idris Bin Mohamed Hanafiah … Plaintiffs
    And
    Zhulkeflee Bin Haji Ismail … Defendant

    Order of Court [before the Honourable Justice Andrew Pang] – dated 9 February 2006

    1. The audited accounts for the years ending 1995 to 1999 and un-audited accounts for the year ending 2000 already furnished and the accounts for the year ending 2001 (to be audited and prepared) of the estate of Hadjee Yousof Bin Hadjee Mohamed Noor, deceased (the “Testator”), be accepted provided that the Defendant whether with or without the assistance of the accountants/auditors, shall furnish and answer all reasonable queries raised by the Plaintiffs relating to the said accounts (i.e. for the years ending 1995 to 2001) within 30 days of receipt of same.
    2. A new certified public accountant to be nominated by the Plaintiffs and agreed to by the Defendant shall be appointed jointly by the Plaintiffs and the Defendant to audit the accounts to of the trusts/estate for the years commencing 1 January 2002. In the event of the parties’ disagreement or dispute on the appointment of the new certified public accountant, the Plaintiffs shall nominate 3 reputable firms of certified public accountants and the Defendant shall select one there from, such selection to be made within 2 weeks from the date of the Defendant’s receipt of the list of nominations made by the Plaintiffs.
    3. Henceforth, the solicitors for the trusts and/or estate shall be both Mallal & Namazie and H.A Jalil & Associates.
    4. All other prayers of the Plaintiffs’ said application be withdrawn save that costs of both the Plaintiffs and Defendants on an indemnity basis shall be provided for and be paid out from funds standing to the credit of the estate of the Testator.

    *Abdullah is Hidayah’s uncle while Idris and Zhulkeflee are her second cousins.
    Zhulkeflee is a religious teacher who once worked in Darul Arqam and PERGAS

  • Originating Summons No: 60 of 2002/F

    In the matter of the trusts of the Will dated 26th day of January 2603 (1943) of Hadjee Yousof Bin Hadjee Mohamed Noor, late of No. 73 Sultan Gate, Singapore, deceased
    And
    In the matter of the Grant of Probate DCP No 569 of 1950
    And
    In the Matter of s.37, s.42(1), s.59 of the Trustees Act Cap 337
    Between
    Abdullah Bin Joffri, Alwi Bin Jofrie & Jorah Bte Hadjee Yousoff … Plaintiffs
    And
    Zhulkeflee Bin Haji Ismail & Haji Ismail Bin Haji Yusoff … Defendants

    Order of Court [before the Honourable Justice Lee Sieu Kin]

    1. The retirement of 2nd Defendant from the trusteeship and discharge of the trusts…, be approved.
    2. Abdullah Bin Joffri and Mohamed Idris Bin Mohamed appointed as new trustees of the said Will to act jointly with the 1st Defendant.
    3. All the movable and immovable properties subject to the trusts of the said will … shall henceforth vest in and be held by the new trustees and the 1st Defendant as joint tenants upon the same trusts and with and subject to the like powers and provisions in connection therewith.
    4. The costs of the Plaintiffs be fixed at $3500 whilst the costs of the Defendants on an indemnity basis may be taxed if not agreed to between the parties hereto. Costs of both parties to be paid from the funds standing to the credit of the estate of the Testator.
  • Originating Summons No: 61 of 2002/K

    In the matter of the trusts of the Will dated 26th day of January 2603 (1943) of Hadjee Yousof Bin Hadjee Mohamed Noor, late of No. 73 Sultan Gate, Singapore, deceased
    And
    In the matter of the Grant of Probate DCP No 569 of 1950
    And
    In the matter of Order 80 r2(3)(a) of the Rules of Court
    Between
    Abdullah Bin Joffri, Alwi Bin Jofrie & Jorah Bte Hadjee Yousoff … Plaintiffs
    And
    Zhulkeflee Bin Haji Ismail & Haji Ismail Bin Haji Yusoff … Defendants

    Order of Court [before the Honourable Justice Lee Sieu Kin]

    1. The 1st Defendant does appoint Akber Ali & Co to audit the accounts of the trusts of Haji Yusoff’s Will. The cost of the audit to be paid from the funds standing to the credit of the estate of the Testator.
    2. The costs of the Plaintiffs be fixed at $1,200 to be paid forthwith by the Defendants personally.