NFCorp sues PKR Strategy Director Rafizi Ramli and MalaysiaKini

National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) chairman has filed a legal suit against the Parti Keadilan Rakyat Strategy Director and MP for Pandan – Mohd Rafizi bin Ramli, and MKini Dotcom Sdn Bhd – owner of news portal MalaysiaKini in the High Court of Kuala Lumpur on 3 June 2013.

Case Management before deputy registrar Puan Siti Nur Shafrida binti Hashim came up today.


The suit is for damages suffered by the plaintiffs as a result of lies, misleading information, exposure of confidential banking information and slander by the defendants.


On 7 March 2012, Mohd Rafizi Ramli had claimed in a media news conference held at the PKR headquarters that eight loans had been taken for the purchase of KL Eco City properties at the peril of a government loan deposit placed at the bank.


At his news conference, Rafizi Ramli had disseminated confidential banking information from Public Bank Berhad flouting BAFIA rules to support his lies and distortions. 


Rafizi Ramli claimed that Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh bin Ismail had a paltry sum in his bank account, was not qualified to have secured the loans, had defaulted on the servicing of the loans in July and August 2011, and therefore, was apt to jeopardise the government loan deposit. 


However the truth of the matter was that no loans had ever been taken from the bank for the purchase of the eight KL Eco City Properties.


Lawyer for Datuk Seri Dr Salleh, Wan Shahrizal Wan Ladin also pointed that “There could never have been any loan service defaults in July and August 2011 as alleged by Rafizi Ramli as the S & P Agreement for the eight KL Eco City properties were only signed on 15 December 2011, thus underscoring that there could never have been any loans taken from the bank for the KL Eco City properties at the material time.


“Therefore, Rafizi Ramli has to justify his allegations specifically on this matter in his defense.”


In his statement of claims, the NFCorp chairman had sought for general damages, exemplary damages, aggravated damages, interests, costs and other appropriate reliefs from the court.


Datuk Seri Dr Salleh had also sought for an injunction to prohibit the defendants from further misleading and deceiving the public on the KL Eco City property purchase as the defendants continue to this day to publicise and exploit the banking information to lie, mislead, deceive and rile the public.