KUALA LUMPUR — Jan. 25, 2019: A judge today advised National Feedlot Corporation Sdn. Bhd., its executive chairman and Parti Keadilan Rakyat vice-president Rafizi Ramli to settle the committal proceedings filed by NFCorp. amicably.
Judge Datuk Nik Hasmat Nik Mohamad of the High Court gave the advice when the case was mentioned in chambers in the presence of lawyer Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah for NFCorp, Datuk Seri Dr. Mohamad Salleh Ismail, and Razlan Hadri Zulkifli and Ho Kok Yew for Rafizi.
The judge set February 11 for further case management, said Razlan.
On June 13 last year, NFCorp and Salleh informed the court that they would continue with the committal proceedings against Rafizi after the former Pandan MP refused to remove an article about NFC from his blog and Facebook.
On May 23, 2017, Salleh and NFCorp were granted leave to commence committal proceedings against Rafizi after he posted another article about NFC despite a court order against it.
Rafizi had also applied to set aside the application by Salleh and NFCorp related to the purchase of property at KL Eco City, Bangsar.
On October 31, 2016, a High Court ruled in favour of Salleh and NFCorp and ordered Rafizi to pay RM200,000 in damages to both plaintiffs.
However, the court dismissed the suit by Salleh and NFCorp against Malaysiakini and ordered the plaintiffs to pay RM50,000 to the news portal. — Bernama