Our Dato’ Jerald Gomez was a critical member of a legal team consisting of five people led by Datuk Dr Cyrus Das. The Orang Asli won this landmark decision at the High Court where, for the first time in Malaysian history, their native customary law, and their rights to traditional lands were recognized in Malaysia. In 1995, a total of 38.47 acres of land was acquired by the Malaysian Government from the orang asli in Dengkil without any compensation being paid to them.
Dato’ Jerald Gomez and Mr David Peter were appointed by the Managing Director and Chairman of the Billion Group to assist in the investigation and uncovering of misappropriation of the company’s funds. This resulted in the arrest and charging of two directors of the Billion Group, on 31 counts of criminal breach of trust involving RM2.4 million.
Dato’ Jerald Gomez represented a Nigerian college student who was charged with possession of cannabis. The accused, Ordemokpa Cornelius was charged under Section 39B(1)(a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 and Section 39B(2) of the same act which carries the death penalty if the accused is found guilty. Dato
Jerald Gomez & Associates were appointed as solicitors for the Plaintiff in this suit against Bank Kerjasama Rakyat Malaysia Berhad, a lawyer and three other persons. The claim involving misrepresentation, negligence, fraud and breach of trust revolved around a 10-acre parcel of land in Penang worth RM 7.5 million.