Rafizi to pay RM200,000 over NFCorp case
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.