Mustafa Centre boss fails to strike out lawsuit

Mr Mustaq Ahmad (above) and five others are being sued for alleged oppressive conduct by his step-siblings and their mother, led by Mr Ayaz Ahmed (left).
Mr Mustaq Ahmad and five others are being sued for alleged oppressive conduct by his step-siblings and their mother, led by Mr Ayaz Ahmed (above).ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Mr Mustaq Ahmad (above) and five others are being sued for alleged oppressive conduct by his step-siblings and their mother, led by Mr Ayaz Ahmed (left).
Mr Mustaq Ahmad (above) and five others are being sued for alleged oppressive conduct by his step-siblings and their mother, led by Mr Ayaz Ahmed.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Mr Mustaq Ahmad, founder of the iconic Mustafa Centre, has failed in his appeal to strike out his step-sibling's high-stakes lawsuit against him, an outcome that takes the case closer to the prospect of a full trial.

Judicial Commissioner Mavis Chionh dismissed the appeal last week after a four-hour hearing where, unlike the earlier round, both sides raised representation levels with a senior counsel each.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 10, 2018, with the headline 'Mustafa Centre boss fails to strike out lawsuit'. Print Edition | Subscribe