NFCorp and Salleh to sue Shamsulbahrin Ismail
National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) and its chairman Dr Mohamed Salleh Ismail today vowed to take legal action against former business consultant Shamsulbahrin Ismail in respect of what they described as ‘frivolous and malicious statements’ made by the latter at a recent news conference which were they claim were baseless and untenable.
Shamsulbahrin had previously claimed that he had been made a scapegoat in a political conspiracy involving Prime Minister Najib Razak and the government to protect NFCorp and its directors.
He had purportedly made the allegation when told by the Ministry of Finance to liaise directly with NFCorp with regard to his interest in acquiring the company and its beef project.
In response lawyers acting for NFCorp today clarified that the company, which had a paid up capital of RM1 million, was privately-owned and belonged to Salleh and his son.
“Thus, it was correct that the Ministry of Finance had directed the business consultant to communicate with NFCorp on its proposal to take over the company,” the said.
“Shamsulbahrin is wrong to say that the Ministry of Finance is covering (up for) NFCorp,” the statement added.
The company lamented that despite his conviction and sentence on five charges of cheating Salleh and 17 other charges of money laundering, Shamsulbahrin has not stopped at his vexatious and malicious rants on NFCorp.
“As such, Salleh will initiate legal action on the said former business consultant for the defamatory remarks and allegations made by the latter,” the lawyers said.
They also said that NFCorp will initiate legal action to reclaim the RM1.75 million from the businessman for failing to deliver on his purported business consultancy services.