Malaysian Judiciary calls Qatar to pay its QAR 1.181 billion dues



Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 11:28 GMT


Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - 11:28 GMT

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani – File Photo

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani – File Photo

CAIRO – 16 October 2017: The Malaysian Judiciary handed cases worth QAR 1.181 billion ($3.2 billion) to Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani during his visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which he refused to pay.

The Malaysian Judiciary is looking at some of the complaints that some Malaysian companies filed against Qatar for not paying their dues.

Sime Darby Company has accused Qatar Petroleum Company of delaying due payments, despite project delivery, according to the judiciary.

Sime Darby stated, “Qatar Petroleum Company refuses to pay its QAR 1 billion after the Malaysian company had implemented the contract between them.”

In addition, three Malaysian Real Estate Companies complained about Qatari companies after constructing QAR 181 million worth of projects in Doha; expressing their frustration regarding their experiences with Qatar.

The companies are forcing Qatar to pay their dues besides carrying all legal costs, fees and damages.

Tamim visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, late Sunday and was welcomed by Malaysia's king, cabinet ministers, and Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Qatar is Malaysia's 40th largest trading partner, with total trade amassing $566 million in 2016, according to New York Times.

This visit comes four months after a diplomatic crisis erupted between Qatar and the Arab countries. The crisis has led to an economic boycott, stopping Qatar Airways flights from using their airspace, closing off the small country's sole land border with Saudi Arabia and blocking its ships from using their ports.

The emir’s visit, which will come to an end on Monday, is his second trip abroad since the boycott. He travelled to Turkey, Germany, France, and the United States in September to garner some foreign support.

The visit to Malaysia will provide Tamim with an opportunity to discuss bilateral issues and exchange views on issues of common interest with the leaders.



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