Nazri advises NFC against issuing media statements

Nazri Abdul Aziz

(My Sinchew) – Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz today advised the management of National Feedlot Corporation (NFC) to refrain from issuing statements while the police investigation into the company is ongoing.


He said the company should not use the media if it had anything to say.

“The (NFC) management should remain silent and not interfere in the police investigation or decision of the attorney-general. The company may or may not be prosecuted,” he told reporters after attending a programme at Sekolah Kebangsaan Beluru, here.

Mohamed Nazri was asked to comment on the statement issued by NFC on Feb 26 expressing shock over the police recommendation that its chairman, Datuk Seri Dr Mohamed Salleh Ismail, be charged with criminal breach of trust. NFC had described the police statement as premature.

The minister dismissed allegations that the government is delaying the process of prosecution in the NFC issue.

“No. As the minister in charge of law, I assure you I know that the attorney-general and his chambers are doing their work. There is no such thing as delaying the process. Even if there is a delay, a decision will be made on the prosecution,” he said.

The NFC issue came to light when the 2010 Auditor-General’s Report, released in October last year, pointed out that the corporation had failed to achieve its objectives.