NFC scandal: Shahrizat cleared of involvement

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 31 May 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Operations Review Panel Thursday cleared Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil of any involvement in the procurement of a RM250mil government loan for National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFC).

Chairman Tan Sri Dr Hadenan Abdul Jalil said the panel made the decision after studying investigation papers and reports from the Attorney-General's Chamber, and thus closed the case against the former Women, Family and Community Development Minister.

NFC is owned by Shahrizat's husband Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail and their children.

The panel, comprising seven members, met Thursday and "found Shahrizat not involved in the loan acquisition process made by her husband Datuk Seri Mohamad Salleh Ismail", who is also NFC chairman.

Wanita Umno chief Shahrizat resigned as minister over the NFC issue, when her term as senator expired on April 8.

Mohamad Salleh is facing two charges of breach of trust and two charges under the Companies Act involving RM49.7mil. - Bernama

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