KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Amanah Negara deputy president Datuk Salahuddin Ayub confirms that one of the party’s state assemblyman has been declared bankrupt by the Shah Alam High Court.
He confirmed that the person was Morib assemblyman Hasnul Baharuddin, 52.
Salahuddin said he would contact Hasnul over the matter.
It is understood that the bankruptcy was due to a loan provided by Bank Islam, which is the ex-parte in the case.
The loan amount was not stated.
“I want to find out if he was a guarantor for the loan. Of course, it is possible for anyone to be affected (declared bankrupt) even if you are the guarantor. I am going to check with him soon,” Salahuddin said when contacted.
Under Article 64 (1) (b) of the Selangor State Constitution, an assemblyman is disqualified from the legislative assembly if he is an undischarged bankrupt (disqualified from holding certain public and private offices).
In 2017, the Nenggiri state seat in Kelantan was declared vacant after its state assemblyman Datuk Mat Yusof Abdul Ghani was declared bankrupt.
In the 14th General Election, Hasnul won the Morib state seat by a 2,117 vote-majority against Rozana Kamarulzaman of Barisan Nasional and Mohd Sallehuddin Hafiz of Pas. – NST