Business as usual for NFC

The National Feedlot Corporation says there is no interruption or disruption despite the freeze on its assets.

(Free Malaysia Today) – Despite having its assets frozen amid a probe by the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the National Feedlot Corporation’s(NFC) operations will continue running uninterrupted.

“Business is as usual in the company,” NFC chief executive officer Wan Shahinur Izmir Salleh said in a statement today.

“Inventory of beef will continue to be supplied and all customer orders will be fulfilled. There is no interruption or disruption,” he said.

NFC today confirmed that its assets have been frozen since December 2011, but added that it would not cause interruptions in inventory and supplies.

It also reassured clients and vendors and employees that they will “continue to be served and gainfully employed”.

“… to facilitate smooth and thorough investigations, we have extended our fullest cooperation from the outset. However, our operations have continued to function normally…” Wan Shahinur said.

The statement pointed out that the company had received a further import shipment of 1,500 head of cattle from Australia last week.

It added that NFC supplies beef to more than 160 customers which include hypermarkets, supermarkets, mini markets, wet markets, processed meat manufacturers, hotels, restaurants and cafes.

It said the corporation’s centre in Gemas, Negri Sembilan, will continue to take care of its 4,500 head of cattle to meet the country’s beef supply targets. Its chain of Meatworks restaurants will also operate as usual.

Three-week leave

Yesterday, Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak announced that the NFC’s assets have been frozen pending investigations by the police and the graftbusters.

The NFC is run by Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail, the husband of Women, Family and Community Development Minister Shahrizat Abdul Jalil, and their children. Wan Shahinur is one of Shahrizat’s sons.