PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Azmin Ali (pic) has filed a counterclaim against the travel agency that accused him of not paying his travel expenses.
In the Economic Affairs Minister's counterclaim filed by his lawyers Daim & Gamany at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court on Friday (Dec 13), he stated that he would settle an amount of RM162,272 owed.
He added that he had a 20-year-long business relationship with the owners of the travel agency YHA Travel and Tours Sdn Bhd, where he was "given the latitude in settling any outstanding sum owed to the agency".
"Any sum due and owing in the defendant's account (Azmin) or for the account of his children who are below the age of 20 years old and below will be settled by the defendant.
"For the amount of his children who are adults, any sum due and owing is to be settled by the respective account holder," the counterclaim stated.
Azmin also said that he is not liable for any sum owing under the account named "the ministry's account".
In the counterclaim, Azmin stated that the suit by the travel agency was a political attack by a certain politician, whom he named in the document.