IPOH: Datuk Seri Rina Harun has brushed aside questions related to her settlement of debt owed to a French production company.
The Titiwangsa MP merely replied to just let "others" answer it, without elaborating.
She was asked to comment about a report lodged to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the matter.
This comes after French production company Sarl Novision said through lawyer Mark Ho that Rina had settled the undisclosed amount owed earlier last month.
Sarl Novovision had filed the suit against the Women, Family and Community Development Minister on Nov 8,2018 demanding that the million-plus ringgit debt be paid by July 31, 2019.
It was reported that Rina – through her 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 worth millions of ringgit from the Paris-based production company between 2011 and 2013.
The companies were shut down between December 2013 and August 2015.
In May 2014, Rina and another company director, Ida Rahayu Md Noor, entered into a guarantee agreement with Sarl Novovision that they would personally and jointly undertake all liabilities of the companies.
In April last year, a consent judgment was entered between both parties after Rina failed to settle the disputed amount and Sarl Novovision subsequently served a bankruptcy notice on her.
Separately, Rina said that her Ministry has submitted the names of 2,332 of elderly people registered with the Welfare Department to the Health Ministry to receive the Covid-19 vaccination.
“We have about 8,000 names to be submitted but the first 2,332 are those who are staying under the care of the Welfare Department. The list also includes the elderly with disabilities (OKU) and we will submit more names accordingly, ” she said.