Bankrupt mobile phone operator Mfone is planning to file a complaint with the Phnom Penh Municipal Court against six telecommunications firms it says have failed to pay back more than $1 million in outstanding debt to the firm, the court administrator charged with overseeing Mfone’s liquidation said Wednesday.
According to court-appointed administrator Ouk Ry, Metfone, MobiTel, WING Co. Ltd., Telcotech Ltd., Royal Telecam International Co. Ltd. and A2 Communications Co. Ltd. owe money to Mfone, which it needs to help pay more than 1,000 creditors claiming compensation.
“We will file a complaint to the court soon because we need money to pay our creditors,” he said. “They must pay the debt, even though [Mfone] went bankrupt.”
Mr. Ry claimed that Vietnam’s Metfone owes $552,452 and MobiTel owes $359,083 for services such as interconnection fees.
Mfone is valued at $107 million, but creditors have claimed a total of more than $160 million.