NFC donated cattle to NS Umno leaders, paid Shahrizat’s expenses, says PKR

(The Malaysian Insider) – The National Feedlot Centre (NFC) donated cattle to Datuk Shaziman Mansor and a “YB Yunus” in 2009, as well as spent RM26,400 on expenses for Datuk Seri Shahrizat Jalil, PKR said today, suggesting more financial irregularities in the company owned by the women, family and community development minister’s family.

Its secretary-general, Saifuddin Nasution, told reporters that the national cattle farming project’s financial records show that RM5,281.87 of cattle was donated to Works Minister Shaziman on September 1, 2009.

The Machang MP also said the records showed that RM2,640.93 of cattle was donated on November 30, 2009 to “YB Yunus”, adding that “there is only one YB Yunus in Negri Sembilan.”

Datuk Yunus Rahmat is currently Klawang assemblyman and a state executive councillor.

“These transactions should not happen if the government is really monitoring NFC,” he said of the project.

He also told reporters NFC paid RM26,400 in expenses to Shahrizat, who is women, family and community development minister in 2008.

“If the NFC really has nothing to do with her, then she should not be involved in its operations let alone using it to pay for her expenses.

“The records do not say what it was for but I hope it was not for handbags or makeup,” he said.    

Saifuddin also said RM70,000 worth of cattle was sold on credit to former Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique in 2008 who only paid off the debt in 2009.

He also revealed that NFC paid RM398,400 in 2009 to Shahrizat’s husband Datuk Mohamad Salleh Ismail and son Wan Shahinur Izran, both directors in NFC, to cover the rent for the company’s office in Mont Kiara.

PKR has repeatedly attacked the project and called for Shahrizat to resign over various allegations including over RM84 million in “loans” given by NFC to two other companies owned by her family.

This includes an upfront payment for a RM10 million luxury condominium in December 2009.