KUALA LUMPUR: Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Datuk Seri Rina Harun (Photo) will shortly settle the amount due under the formal notice filed by a Parisian production company against it.
His lawyer Hussin Mohd Razak said his client yesterday issued several checks to the company for settlement.
“She will discuss the amount agreed by the company soon,” he said.
Hussin was addressing reporters after Rina was unable to appear before Deputy High Court Registrar Farah Shuhada Ramli for yesterday’s judgment debtor summons hearing.
The court then set October 22 for another case management.
“God willing, my client will attend. We can resolve this issue as soon as possible.
“Unfortunately, she has an emergency today that she cannot avoid,” Hussin said.
Lawyer Mark Ho, who represents French production company Sarl Novovision, said Rina offered settlement terms with her client but could not disclose the terms.
“I’m sorry, but I am not allowed to reveal anything about this pending legal proceedings.
“However, today the minister handed over checks as an installment payment and on that basis the court granted a new date for the debtor’s summons to judgment,” he said.
A judgment debtor summons is issued by the court to 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.
Under an enforcement clause of the summons, the amount claimed must not be disclosed to the public.
On Wednesday, 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 worthy comedy and documentary shows. millions of ringgits in Paris. production company between 2011 and 2013.
The businesses were closed between December 2013 and August 2015.
In May 2014, Rina and another director of the company, Ida Rahayu Md Noor, entered into a guarantee agreement with Sarl Novovision whereby they would personally and jointly assume all the responsibilities of the companies.
In April last year, a consent judgment was handed down between the two parties after Party Women’s Leader Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia failed to pay the disputed amount.