Veteran journalist A Kadir Jasin is believed to have taken a veiled dig at Mohamed Azmin Ali following a report claiming that a travel agency is taking the economic affairs minister to court over RM300,000 in outstanding bills.
In a Facebook post yesterday, Kadir who is the prime minister’s communications adviser also questioned the “dignity” of the Malays.
“Education debt not paid. Car debt not paid. Now holiday debts also not paid. What Malay dignity?” he said.
The article by Sarawak Report said Azmin was being taken to court over the outstanding bills which include bills for private family trips and his trip to Sandakan during the by-election there earlier this year.
The website, which quoted documents filed by YHA Travel & Tours, said the amount includes Azmin’s flights within a six-month period.
Azmin has said he will pay any travel bills he might owe, although he was yet to see the writ of summons reportedly issued to him.
When asked why he was being taken to court, Azmin said he did not know.
It is understood that case management for the suit has been fixed for Dec 3 at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court.