KUALA LUMPUR, 1 Mac -- Ketua Srikandi Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (BERSATU) Datuk Seri Rina Mohd Harun bercakap pada sidang media selepas melawat kediaman peribadi Perdana Menteri Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin hari ini. --fotoBERNAMA (2020) HAK CIPTA TERPELIHARA

PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Rina Harun is facing a RM1.9mil suit by a Paris-based production company over the purchase of content.

Messrs Chellam Wong, the law firm which represents the production company Sarl Novovision, said a bankruptcy notice had been issued but has yet to be served on the Women, Family and Community Development Minister, who is also Titiwangsa MP.

The Star has attempted to contact Rina, her aides and her lawyer Mohd Irwan Mohd Mubarak, but has yet to receive a reply.

“We have informed her lawyers of the notice, but we have not served it on her personally,” said Mark Ho, a lawyer from Messrs Chellam Wong, who is handling the case.

The Lawyer for Sarl Novovision said that on Sept 9, Rina will face a judgement debtor summons hearing by the French company at the Kuala Lumpur Courts. ANN

Rina Harun absent from bankruptcy hearing over alleged failure to pay French firm

Sarl Novovision's lawyer Mark Ho is pictured at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on September 9, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara
Sarl Novovision’s lawyer Mark Ho is pictured at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on September 9, 2020. — Picture by Hari Anggara

KUALA LUMPUR — Faced with possible bankruptcy proceedings over her alleged failure to pay a French-based production company, Datuk Seri Rina Harun was absent for today’s proceedings fixed for the judgment debtor summons at the High Court.

A judgment debtor summons is a summons issued by the court to be served on the judgment debtor to compel the person to appear in court to provide information about their assets and how they can be disposed of to settle the judgment debt.

“The minister couldn’t attend today because she indicated to court her bodyguard had passed away and Parliament is in session.

According to the background of the case reported by a news portal yesterday, Rina, who was one of the directors of now-defunct companies Eurofine (M) Sdn Bhd, Fine Mobile Network Sdn Bhd and Fine TV Network Sdn Bhd, had purchased several comedy shows and documentaries from the Paris-based film production company between 2011 and 2013.

Rina and another company director, Ida Rahayu Md Noor, had in May 2014 entered into a guarantee agreement with Sarl Novovision that they would personally and jointly undertake all liabilities of the companies.

However, the companies were closed down between Dec 2013 and Aug 2015, respectively. – MALAY MAIL