ABN broadcasting company liquidated but contractors not paid

Jarjeet Gill, one of the contractors, wants to know where the RM130 million owed to contractors went to.

KUALA LUMPUR: Nine contractors hired by the Asian Broadcasting Network (M) Sdn Bhd (ABN) in 2014, have lodged a police report over payments not received for their services.

Jarjeet Gill, one of the contractors present at the Dang Wangi police headquarters here today, said although a liquidator appointed by the courts following ABN’s bankruptcy case last year had revealed that ABN owed RM200 million to Bank Pembangunan Berhad, about 100 contractors owed RM130 million had not been paid.

“We want the authorities to investigate and find out where the money went to.”

Gill said since the court case, they had not received any word regarding their payments.

“It’s been four years and we have not received any payment and we have also not heard anything from the liquidator.”

He also urged police to work with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to investigate how ABN received its licence in the first place.

“How could a company that has no prior experience suddenly be given a broadcasting licence?

“Up till today that licence has still not been revoked. How can this be?”

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