KUALA LUMPUR - The five children of cosmetic millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya will know in July whether they will be issued with death certificate for their late mother.
High Court (Appellate and Special Powers) judge Justice Asmabi Mohamad ajourned the hearing to July 27 for decision after hearing submission from the applicants' counsel Mohd Iskandar Ismail and Senior Federal Counsel Maisarah Juhari for the National Registration Department.
In November last year, Sosilawati's children obtained leave from the High Court to challenge the NRD's decision not to issue the death certificate.
The five children - Erwan Suwari Rizuwan Buhari, 28, Md Erwan Nasri, 27, Erni Erinawati, 25, Erni Rineelawati, 24, and Siti Nur Fatimah, 17 - are applying for an order to quash the NRD's decision.
The National Registration Department, in a letter dated July 25 last year, informed the family that registration of death could only be considered after the appeal against the High Court's decision that Sosilawati was murdered is affirmed by the Court of Appeal.
On May 23, 2013, the Shah Alam High Court found former lawyer N. Pathmanabhan and farm hands T. Thilaiyalagan, R. Matan and R. Kathavarayan guilty of murdering Sosilawati and three others in Tanjung Sepat, Banting, in 2010.
Sosilawati, 47, her driver Kamaruddin Shamsuddin, 44, bank officer Noorhisham Mohamad, 38, and lawyer Ahmad Kamil Abdul Karim, 32, were reported missing after going to Banting for a land deal.