NFCorp chief wants to amend claim against bank

National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail and four others want to amend their lawsuit against Public Bank Bhd relating to an alleged leak of his and his company’s banking information.


Their newly appointed solicitor Nooreha Idris told High Court judge Justice John Louis O’Hara that her clients intended to apply to amend the lawsuit to include “special damages” as well as additional witnesses and documents.

She said this after asking adjournment of the trial on grounds that lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was abroad on an official matter as a Government representative to the United Nations.

Nooreha said his clients had also decided to amend their witness list to add seven more witnesses.

She said they want to add two more documents for the case – a recording of second press conference conducted by then PKR strategy director Mohd Rafizi Ramli on May 14, 2012 and another domestic inquiry document.

However, the bank’s lead counsel Yoong Sin Min objected, saying that applications were filed in “installation” when there was change of lawyers in the case.

Justice O’Hara allowed the adjournment of trial but awarded RM2,500 in costs to the bank.

However, the judge maintained the trial dates in March next year although the solicitor asked for adjournment on grounds that the lead counsel would also be abroad during the period.