NFCorp to resume committal proceedings against Rafizi

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KUALA LUMPUR — National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) will continue with committal proceedings for contempt of court against PKR vice-president Mohd Rafizi Ramli after he refused to remove an article about the company from his blog and Facebook.

NFCorp lawyer Noor Farhah Mustaffa and executive chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail told reporters this when met after case management in chambers before High Court judge Datuk Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad yesterday.

Rafizi was represented by counsel Ng Siau San.

According to Noor Farhah, both parties failed to reach an agreement after Ng informed her Rafizi rejected a number of conditions set by Salleh, including removing the article implicating NFC from his blog and Facebook.

“If Rafizi had agreed to the conditions, my client would have withdrawn the committal proceedings against him,” she said.

Noor Farhah said the court fixed Aug 24 to hear the committal application.

On May 23, 2017, Salleh and NFCorp were granted leave to commence committal proceedings against Rafizi after the former Pandan MP posted an article about NFC again despite a court order forbidding him to do so.

Rafizi had applied to set aside the committal application by Salleh and NFCorp related to the sale of property at KL Eco City, Bangsar.

On Oct 31, 2016, the High Court here ruled in favour of the applicants in their defamation suit and ordered Rafizi to pay damages totalling RM200,000.

Salleh and NFCorp had also named Malaysiakini in their suit but they lost and were ordered to pay RM50,000 to the news portal. — Bernama