Monument Files Claim Against Summer Empire Sdn. Bhd. and Kesit Pty Ltd. For Selinsing Mining Sdn. Bhd. Shares
- Monument Mining Limited, Able Return Sdn. Bhd. (the “Plaintiff”) VS Summer Empire Sdn. Bhd. and Kesit Pty. Ltd. (the “Defendants”) (“Monument VS Summer & Kesit”)
Vancouver, B.C. Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY and FSE: D7Q1) (“Monument” or the “Company”) announces Monument and Able Return Sdn Bhd (“Able”) have now filed a writ at the Kuantan High Court against Summer Empire Sdn. Bhd. (“Summer”) and Kesit Pty Ltd (“Kesit”) claiming 100% of the issued shares of Selinsing Mine Sdn. Bhd (“SMSB”).
Summer is the trustee appointed to hold 100% of the issued shares of SMSB in trust for Able, a wholly owned subsidiary of Monument through which Monument holds a 100% interest of the Selinsing Gold Mine. However, Summer transferred shares of SMSB to Kesit, an Australian company owned by Peter Steven Kestel and his wife. Peter Steven Kestel is a common director of Summer, Kesit and SMSB. The writ seeks return of 100% of the issued shares of SMSB to Able, on behalf of Monument, the rightful owner of those shares.
In the lawsuit Monument and Able claim as follows:
Pursuant to an purchase and sale agreement dated May 31, 2007 (the “May 2007 Purchase and Sale Agreement”), on June 25, 2007 Monument acquired a 100% interest in MC 1/124 and MC 1/113, the mineral properties comprising the Selinsing Gold Mine in Malaysia from SMSB, free and clear of all encumbrances by paying $12,500,000 in cash and issuing 31,400,009 shares and 5,000,000 warrants of Monument to SMSB’s shareholders, including Peter Steven Kestel.
As stipulated in the May 2007 Purchase and Sale Agreement, 100% of the shares of SMSB were to be held by Summer in trust for Able and, subject to certain terms and conditions, Summer was required to transfer and assign to Able 100% of the issued SMSB Shares. In breach of that trust Summer transferred 1,999,998 of the 2,000,000 issued shares of SMSB to Kesit, a company under Peter Steven Kestel’s control and which already held 2 of the 2,000,000 issued shares of SMSB.
Monument and Able, according to the claim against Summer and Kesit, have applied for a declaration that the transfer of the shares of SMSB by Summer to Kesit or to any third party thereafter is null and void, and for an Order requiring Summer and Kesit to return 100% of the issued shares of SMSB to Able.
If the above suit succeeds, Monument through Able will be the legal as well as the beneficial owner of SMSB and may then determine the future course that SMSB will take.
Monument Mining Limited (TSX-V: MMY, FSE: D7Q) is an established Canadian gold producer that owns and operates the Selinsing Gold Mine in Malaysia. Its experienced management team is committed to growth and is advancing several exploration and development projects including the Mengapur Polymetallic Project, in Pahang State of Malaysia, and the Murchison Gold Projects comprising Burnakura, Gabanintha and Tuckanarra in the Murchison area of Western Australia. The Company employs over 300 people in both regions and is committed to the highest standards of environmental management, social responsibility, and health and safety for its employees and neighboring communities.
Robert F. Baldock, President and CEO
Monument Mining Limited
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