A total of 11,207 Malaysians have been declared bankrupt since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
According to Free Malaysia Today, in a parliamentary written reply, law minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said these statistics were from March 2020 to September this year.
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He said 6,344 cases were recorded last year and 4,863 this year.
“It will take at least a year from the date of breach of contract to see the actual effect of COVID-19 on debtors. This is because creditors can only petition for bankruptcy action that has occurred in the previous six months.”
He added that the breachers of contract were expected after the six-month moratorium for housing and car loan repayments ended in September last year and after the targeted six-month moratorium ended in March.
“The insolvency department will investigate the number of bankruptcy cases registered during these periods and will take appropriate action,” he added.
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By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat