DAP rep files MACC report on Rina Harun's 'source of wealth'
A day after questioning Women, Family and Community Development Minister Rina Harun's source of wealth, DAP's Canning assemblyperson, Jenny Choy proceeded to file a report urging the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to probe the minister.
Rina has been in the spotlight after she settled her debts to a Paris-based film company around RM1.3 million to avoid being declared bankrupt.
Choy had publicly asked Rina how she managed to accumulate the settlement amount in a short period of 15 months as Rina's assets declaration data showed her assets at RM72,000 when the data was made public in November 2019.
"Referring to MACC's asset declaration data in November 2019, Rina declared that her assets stood at RM72,000 with a monthly income of RM34,004.48.
"If Rina's source of income did not change, she will need approximately 40 months to collect enough funds to pay off her debts without spending a sen of her income.
"As being a cabinet minister and public servant, MACC should show its responsibility and take immediate action to probe her," she said in a statement.
Choy, DAP Youth's vice-chief, urged MACC to investigate if Rina had received an additional income source. She filed the report at the MACC office in Ipoh.
Paris-based Sarl Novovision sued Rina on Nov 8, 2018, demanding that the full amount owed be paid by July 31, 2019.
The claim was for several films, comedy shows and documentaries in the comedy genre sold to three companies in which Rina was director.
Rina was served a bankruptcy notice for debts owed to Sarl Novovision to the tune of RM1,340,642.02 as of Nov 17, 2020.
Rina, who was one of the directors of the 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 French company.
In May 2014, Rina and another company director, Ida Rahayu Md Noor, had 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 December 2013 and August 2015, respectively.