Khalid Ibrahim VS Bank Islam: March 18 Fixed For Case Management

he High Court fixed case management on March 18 to allow possible settlement between Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim and Bank Islam Malaysia over two suits linked to a RM66.67 million loan to purchase Guthrie shares 13 years ago. According to Khalid's counsel S. Selvarajah, his client and Bank Islam are seeking to reach a global settlement over the matter. In 2007, Khalid had filed a suit against the bank to seek a declaration that the Al-Bai Bithaman Ajil(BBA) facility entered between them in 2001 was null and void. Khalid also sought a declaration that Bank Islam had breached the collateral contract and the BBA facility. Bank Islam then countersued Khalid, claiming that Khalid had breached its contract in the loan agreement over his purchase of the Guthrie shares.