Morib rep denies he is a bankrupt

Morib assemblyman Hasnul Baharuddin.

PETALING JAYA: Morib assemblyman Hasnul Baharuddin today denied reports that he is a bankrupt after a bankruptcy notice with his name was published in a daily newspaper on Monday.

Hasnul claimed a bank and its lawyers had made an error in issuing the court notice, adding that the bank has agreed to cancel the notice.

“I am not a bankrupt.

“The asset is a strata-titled property purchased in 1999.

“The location of the asset was not strategic because the developer kept changing the layout plan.

“We can’t do business at the moment or rent out the property as it is being auctioned,” he told FMT.

The Amanah assemblyman also said according to the Malaysian Insolvency Department, he is not a bankrupt.

Social media has been rife with posts that Hasnul had been dragged to court by Bank Islam after a bankruptcy notice was issued against him last April 4.

The Election Commission states that an MP or a state assemblyman will be disqualified from his or her elected position if declared a bankrupt.