NFCorp chairman granted second interim injunction against Shamsubahrin Ismail
National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) chairman Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail today successfully secured a further second interim injunction until 27 July against former consultant Shamsubahrin Ismail from further uttering frivolous and malicious statements against Datuk Dr Salleh.
The second interim injunction was granted in the Kuala Lumpur High Court by Judge Datuk Mohd Zaki Abd Wahab on the grounds that the statements uttered by Shamsubahrin had been defamatory, that the statements were not true, and that there was evidence of further publication.
The interim injunction prevents Shamsubahrin from making any further unfounded allegations on the use of the RM250 million loan, proclaiming a political conspiracy surrounding his conviction and that he had been made a scapegoat by Datuk Dr Salleh.
Today and for the next thirteen days, Shamsubahrin Ismail is to desist from further uttering or publishing or causing to be published defamatory statements or similar words and statements and/or passages that are false and/or malicious and/or defamatory of Datuk Dr Salleh.
The systematic campaign of malicious falsehood, slander and libel by Shamsubahrin was first made via a social media website Facebook.com on 19 May 2015 which is accessible to the general public at large, where Shamsubahrin had made defamatory remarks saying he had been made a scapegoat at the expense of an eight-year jail term.
Subsequently, there were another seven postings including one which by way of innuendo invariably scandalized the judiciary and government as well as the MACC, the PDRM, the attorney general and the prime minister of Malaysia when Shamsubahrin claimed that Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak and the government administration had convicted him over the NFCorp matter.
The matter would now be further heard at length on 27 July when lawyers for Datuk Dr Salleh would argue the merits in an interparte hearing.
In the event that the Court allows Datuk Dr Salleh’s application, the interim injunction order will take effect up until final disposal of the full trial of the main suit.
Datuk Dr Salleh had claimed that he has been seriously injured in his character, credit, reputation and business and had been brought into public scandal, odium, contempt, distress, embarrassment and humiliation.
Shamsubahrin, Salleh said, had engaged in a systematic campaign of malicious falsehood, slander and libel of the plaintiff with the sole purpose of injuring the reputation, character, credit and business of Datuk Dr Salleh.
In his statement of claim, Datuk Dr Salleh had stated that Shamsubahrin out of anger and spite for his conviction of cheating the plaintiff, engaged in a systematic campaign of malicious falsehood, slander and libel of the plaintiff with the sole purpose of injuring the reputation, character, credit and business of Datuk Dr Salleh.
Lawyers Al Firdaus Shahrul Naing and Syed Ismat Syed Muhamad from the law firm of Al Firdaus Syed Ismat & Co are acting for the plaintiff Datuk Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail. Zarina Ismail and Philip Teoh are acting for the defendant Shamsubahrin Ismail.
Notwithstanding a conviction handed down on Shamsubahrin Ismail for five counts of cheating NFCorp’s chairman and 17 counts of money laundering, and being sentenced to eight years imprisonment and four strokes of the whip, the former consultant had not stopped at his vexatious and malicious rants on NFCorp and its chairman.
Moving on, NFCorp will be appearing as a third party to the forfeiture proceedings against Shamsubahrin to reclaim the RM1.75 million.