Rafizi to pay RM200,000 over NFCorp case

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

KUALA LUMPUR: PKR vice-pres­i­dent Mohd Rafizi Ramli was yes­ter­day or­dered to pay RM200,000 in dam­ages to Na­tional Feed­lot Cor­po­ra­tion Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) ex­ec­u­tive chair­man Datuk Seri Dr Mo­hamad Salleh Is­mail and his com­pany for de­fam­ing them over the pur­chase of a prop­erty in KL Eco City, Bangsar.

High Court Ju­di­cial Com­mis­sioner Az­izul Azmi Ad­nan made the de­ci­sion af­ter al­low­ing Mo­hamad Salleh and NFCorp’s suit against Rafizi, who was the first de­fen­dant.

Az­izul or­dered Rafizi to pay dam­ages of RM150,000 to Mo­hamad Salleh and RM50,000 to his com­pany.

The court also or­dered Rafizi to pay costs of RM100,000.

How­ever, the court dis­missed the plain­tiff’s suit against Malaysi­akini, which was named as sec­ond de­fen­dant, and or­dered them to pay costs of RM50,000 to the news portal.

In the suit filed on June 3, 2013, Mo­hamad Salleh and NFCorp claimed that on March 7, 2012, Rafizi had made a defam­a­tory state­ment at a me­dia con­fer­ence at the PKR of­fice on the pur­chase of KL Eco City prop­er­ties, that was pub­lished by Malaysi­akini on the same day.

He said the suit was filed be­cause of losses in­curred due to the lies, mislead­ing in­for­ma­tion, dis­clo­sure of con­fi­den­tial bank­ing in­for­ma­tion and slan­der made by the de­fen­dants.

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