Official Letter Shows Yaakob Not Bankrupt

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A picture of a letter from the Insolvency Department about Yaakob Osman’s status is posted on Anwar Ibrahim’s Facebook page and it shows the disqualified Penaga candidate is not bankrupt.

Amir Irsyad Omar/NST

PKR today questioned the decision of the Election Commission (EC) to disqualify a PPBM candidate on grounds that he was a bankrupt although a letter by the Insolvency Department had shown otherwise.

A picture of the letter dated April 27, 2018, was posted on the Facebook page of PKR de-facto leader Anwar Ibrahim.

The letter states that PPBM’s head of Nibong Tebal is not an undischarged bankrupt.

“Strange, but not impossible under the Umno/BN government,” the Facebook post read.

Yaakob was disqualified on Saturday from contesting the Penaga state seat.

In Johor, PPBM’s candidate for Bukit Pasir, Pizi Jihat, also suffered the same fate and on similar grounds.


Pizi said he, too, had checked on his insolvency status and confirmed that he was no longer listed as a bankrupt.

However, the returning officer said EC checks had shown otherwise.