Muhyiddin wants gag on NFC, cites running trial
BANGI, April 9 — No one should comment on the National Feedlot Centre (NFC) issue as the there is an on-going court case involving the cattle-farming project, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
The deputy prime minister said this when he was asked to comment on PKR’s ultimatum for Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s family to put up their assets as collateral for the RM250 million federal loan they took to run the NFC scheme.
Earlier, PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak must compel the family to do so as his key responsibility in resolving the NFC scandal today was to ensure every single ringgit of the federal loan is recovered.
“He (Rafizi) can say at Parliament (but) I cannot say (anything else) outside of Parliament. It is a court matter.
“You also cannot comment. It is a court matter,” Muhyiddin told reporters today.
The National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp), a company run by Shahrizat’s family that supervises the NFC, hit national headlines last year after the company made it into the Auditor-General’s Report last year for missing production targets.
Shahrizat’s husband, NFCorp executive chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail, was recently charged for alleged criminal breach of trust and violations of the Companies Act involving the use of RM49 million from the federal loan.
He pleaded not guilty to all three charges and claimed trial.