Court judgment a vindication against slander, says NFCorp chairman

NATIONAL Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) chairman Datuk Dr Mohamed Salleh Ismail is of the opinion that the recent decision by the Kuala Lumpur High Court vindicates his and his family’s innocence in a case he deemed slanderous.He added that he is thankful that the ‘slander’ thrown at him and his family regarding the cattle breeding project for 12 years is finally over.It follows the decision of the Kuala Lumpur High Court on Friday (Oct 13) which ruled that Salleh and his three children Wan Shahinur Izran, Wan Shahinur Izmir and Wan Izzana Fatimah Zabedah were acquitted and released from the government’s suit involving RM253.6 mil.“The decision made by the High Court of Kuala Lumpur on the Oct 13, presided over by the honourable Judge Anand Ponnudurai, clearly and unequivocally vindicates me and my three children of the accusations that have been thrown at us since the NFC trial that began in 2012 and even earlier,” he wrote in a media statement today.He ways the judge, in a clear and lucid judgement, based his decision on the facts presented in court, “asserting that there was no misconduct or any wrongdoing by us, and that all transactions, including property investments, were conducted by the proper procedures.”He noted that although he had been previously “convicted” in the court of public opinion, he is grateful the country’s legal system has upheld the truth and exonerated me and my family.“All the while, my wife, the former Women, Family and Community Development minister Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil also became the victim of political slander and persecution.“When she willingly resigned from the cabinet due to the allegations, I, too, was deeply saddened, but we submit to the will of the Almighty,” he said. – Oct 14, 2023

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