A COMMERCIAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST
As reported by Bernama:
Railway engineering specialist Emrail Sdn Bhd aims to get a piece of the pie in the northern and southern double-tracking railway projects that have been revived by the government.Its chairman is Tan Sri Zaki Azmi.
Formerly known as TIME Salam Engineering, Emrail had refocused its core business from a diversified portfolio to become a specialised railway engineering company in which Zaki has a 58 percent stake. The other substantial shareholder of the company is engineer and entrepreneur Tan Sri Hari Naryanan.
Zaki said revenue last year was not so good "as we hardly made any money out of the Rawang-Ipoh project because of the initial delays in the project.
"My employer is only the government as nobody else builds rails."
Clinching the contracts is essential for Emrail as track construction is the company's bread and butter activity, he explained.
(Source:EMRAIL AIMS FOR NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN DOUBLE-TRACKING PROJECTS
21 April 2007,Bernama Daily Malaysian News)
And now, that affair of the heart,otherwise known as the invalid marriage in a textile shop:
New Straits Times , 9 August 2005:
Tan Sri Zaki Azmi has resigned as deputy chairman of the 19-member Umno disciplinary board...Zaki, who was appointed to the post on Feb 7, quit following reports of his controversial divorce from his second wife, Nor Hayati Yahaya, 32.
"Considering that members of the disciplinary board are of the highest integrity, I have made this decision following reports in the media.....
(Source:New Straits Times, 9 August 2005, By Zubaidah Abu Bakar, (English)
From the New Straits Times, 24 September 2005:
Prominent lawyer Tan Sri Zaki Azmi sent his second wife some 100 SMS messages a day during their courtship and allegedly promised he would stand by her always.
Nor Hayati Yahaya, 32, raised these points to challenge an application by Zaki to the Syariah court to declare their marriage invalid.
Nor Hayati challenged these points in her affidavit. She said there was a discussion between them where she had allegedly asked: "Is it true Aki (Zaki) will let me go if something goes wrong?" Zaki allegedly replied : "Of course not. After all the difficulties of getting married with baby (Nor Hayati), Aki will not leave baby like that." In her sworn statement, Nor Hayati said it was not true that she badgered Zaki with text messages, saying that it was the lawyer who inundated her with between 30 and 100 SMS messages a day. She also attempted to paint the picture that it was Zaki who did much of the wooing during their courtship.
She also charged that Zaki's action in burning their marriage certificate was mala fide (in bad faith), and applied to the court for a copy of the certificate to ascertain if it had been issued in Malaysia or Thailand.
(Source:100 SMSes a day and vow to stand by her ,By A. Hafiz Yatim
24 September 2005,New Straits Times)
AND FINALLY,New Straits Times, 18 April 2006:
The Lower Syariah Court today annulled the second marriage of prominent lawyer Tan Sri Zaki Azmi with Nor Hayati Yahaya.
Judge Mohd Zaim Mat Yudim said the court could not recognise the marriage, which had been performed by a Thai kadi at a textile shop in Perlis last May. In a judgment delivered in chambers, Zaim said the court had verified that the marriage was not legal and therefore it could not be registered by the religious authorities here.
(Source: Lawyer's marriage annulled,18 March 2006
New Straits Times)