NFCorp says not going after whistleblowers, only Rafizi
KUALA LUMPUR, April 30 — National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) today confirmed it will not pursue legal action against those who revealed to PKR strategic director Mohd Rafizi Ramli the company’s bank details.
“We are not keen on any whistleblowers. We are concerned only with Rafizi Ramli,” NFCorp Chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail told reporters at Bank Negara Malaysia today.
“He is trying to distribute the problems to other people, when in fact it is he who created these problems.”
Bank documents that whistleblowers had provided to Rafizi revealed that NFCorp directors made two deposits totalling RM71,486,589 under the company’s name and another deposit totalling RM 1,872,254 under National Meat and Livestock Corporation.
Two other documents showed that Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s family members had obtained a credit facility worth RM197,338 under Agroscience Industries, a RM4,391,240 loan for a property purchase and that Mohamad Salleh was named as guarantor for another loan of RM663,743.
Mohamad Salleh previously said in a press statement that Rafizi had colluded with “certain employees of the bank” to obtain the internally generated documents.
NFCorp also revealed today that the bank in question was Public Bank Berhad, which they said had failed in its promise of privacy and security.
The company subsequently lodged a report over 21 alleged violations of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act 1989 (BAFIA) by Rafizi as well as breaches by Public Bank, with Bank Negara Malaysia.
NFCorp also said today that it will sue Rafizi for defamation, as well as Public Bank Berhad for allegedly failing to comply with BAFIA regulations.
Last week Mohamad Salleh lodged a police report accusing Rafizi of slander and breaching financial laws by distributing private banking details of company directors, which include the Wanita Umno chief’s three children, and other companies belonging to them.
Rafizi had accused NFCorp directors on March 7 of parking a RM250 million loan for the national cattle-farming scheme in two banks to leverage personal loans for high-end property including eight shop office units at the luxurious KL Eco City development in Bangsar worth RM12 million.
The firm hit the headlines last year when the Auditor-General reported that it had missed production targets.
Shahrizat, who was a minister when the project was awarded to her family in 2006, surrendered her Cabinet post earlier this month after allegations she and her family used a RM250 million soft loan meant for the cattle rearing project to finance land, property and other unrelated expenses.
On March 12, Mohamed Salleh, pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here to two counts of criminal breach of trust involving RM49.7 million with regards to the purchase of two condominium units.
He also pleaded not guilty to two other charges under the Companies Act.