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Federal Court dismisses NFCorp executive chairman’s appeal in defamation suit against Rafizi

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21/4/2022 6:22:00 AM

Federal Court dismisses NFCorp executive chairman’s appeal in defamation suit against Rafizi

KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 ― The Federal Court today ruled in favour of former Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli in the defamation suit brought by the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) and its executive chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail over the former’s remark on the alleged misuse of government...

channel for the latest updates.KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 ― The Federal Court today ruled in favour of former Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli in the defamation suit brought by the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) and its executive chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail over the former’s remark on the alleged misuse of government funds.

Both Mohamad Salleh and NFCorp were seeking to reinstate the decision of the High Court which had previously ordered Mohd Rafizi to pay RM200,000 in damages after allowing their defamation suit against him (Mohd Rafizi), which had been overturned by the Appellate Court in an earlier

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 21 ― The Federal Court today ruled in favour of former Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli in the defamation suit brought by the National Feedlot Corporation (NFCorp) and its executive chairman Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail over the former’s remark on the alleged misuse of government funds. Both Mohamad Salleh and NFCorp were seeking to reinstate the decision of the High Court which had previously ordered Mohd Rafizi to pay RM200,000 in damages after allowing their defamation suit against him (Mohd Rafizi), which had been overturned by the Appellate Court in an earlier verdict .V. A three-member bench led by Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri Azahar Mohamed today said the conclusion on appellents having failed to prove malice on the part of the respondent (Rafizi) was found undisturbed in the Court of Appeal’s findings and that all the elements of fair comment have thus been established. Tam repeated these phrases several hundred times between January and July 2020, court documents said. “In this regard, it must be emphasised that the High Court made an expressed finding that the respondent (Rafizi) was not motivated by malice in making the defamatory statement. The petitioner to the court said the municipal authorities had not alerted the local shopkeepers before the razing operation. “In doing so, the High Court explained that, to quote ‘although the respondent did not care for the effect of his statement may have had on the appellant, he nevertheless had an honest belief, firstly, that his allegations were true and secondly, he was performing a public duty in advocating for greater accountability of public fund’,” Azahar said. The witness, who was testifying in the RM2.

In this regard, Azahar further noted that it is trite law that the proof of malice defeats the defence of fair comment since a comment made maliciously is not fair comment. Local police and members of the paramilitary forces, all of whom report to the federal home ministry, were present on Wednesday in Jahangirpuri, a residential area about 25km (14 miles) from the Indian Parliament. Tam was convicted under a 1938 sedition law that’s rarely been used outside of a series of leftist riots in the 1960s. “In all the above circumstances, the appeal must be dismissed. I agree with the order of the Court of Appeal though on substantially different grounds. Some scrap dealers left the site in the morning ahead of the demolition. “My learned sisters, Justice (Puan Sri) Zaleha Yusof and (Datuk) Zabariah Mohd Yusof have read my judgment in draft and have expressed the agreement with it and have agreed to adopt the same as the judgment of this court,” he said in delivering the court’s decision through video conferencing. Tam’s actions and words in this environment, such as inciting others to join an illegal gathering, worsened the risks that threatened the stability and security of Hong Kong, he said. Lawyers Ranjit Singh and Razlan Hadri Zulkifli appeared for Rafizi while Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah represented Mohamad Salleh and NFCorp in today’s hearing. "We are here to provide protection, and to maintain law and order," said Deependra Pathak, a senior police official at the site.) "I think the auditors were still unhappy and unsatisfied with the value of the asset," he said.

The defamation suit filed by Mohamad Salleh and NFCorp in 2013 against Mohd Rafizi was in relation to his (Rafizi) statement made on March 7, 2012 at a media conference at the PKR office on the purchase of KL Eco City Properties which was published by Malaysiakini . The former PKR vice president alleged that Mohamad Salleh and NFCorp had used a RM71 million government loan as collateral to purchase properties in KL Eco City. India in recent weeks has witnessed a spurt in small-scale religious clashes between Hindus and Muslims. It has already been widely used to prosecute pro-democracy activists, including former media mogul Jimmy Lai, who published the now-closed Apple Daily. In 2016, the High Court ordered Rafizi to pay RM150,000 in damages, after holding him liable for defaming Mohamad Salleh. The Court of Appeal in May 2019, however, agreed with Rafizi’s appeal and set aside the lower court’s ruling. BJP leaders and hardline Hindu leaders affiliated with his party reject the allegation. It ordered the RM150,000 that was paid by Rafizi to Mohamad Salleh to be refunded and also awarded costs of RM110,000 to Rafizi. Last month, the State Department blasted China for blocking the pro-democracy opposition from playing a meaningful role in Hong Kong’s governance and criminalising peaceful political expression, charges the city’s government called"ridiculous. However, KPMG still did not close off on 1MDB's financial report year 2013 as it was dissatisfied with the documents and the answers given by 1MDB.

MORE TO COME . Both states are ruled by the BJP.