NFC chairman: Detained Datuk not related to my family

(Bernama) – National Feedlot Centre (NFC) chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail said in a statement Saturday that a businessman detained to facilitate investigations into the NFC case was not related to him or other members of his family.

“The individual was also not and has never been an employee of NFC,” he said.

Meanwhile, the businessman has been remanded for a further three days starting on Friday.

Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation director Datuk Mustafar Ali said the 45-year-old man was initially remanded for two days.

“The remand was extended to complete and facilitate the case under the MACC Act 2009,” he said.

The NFC issue surfaced following the 2010 Auditor-General’s Report in October, which stated the centre had failed to comply with the objectives of its formation.

The opposition parties also alleged misappropriation of funds, particularly in relation to the purchase of a luxury condominium in the city.