Court dismisses Rafizi’s bid to strike out Bafia charges over NFC


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  • Friday, 23 Nov 2012

SHAH ALAM: The High Court here on Friday dismissed an application by Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) director of strategy, Mohd Rafizi Ramli, to quash a charge under the Banking and Financial Institutions Act (Bafia), for allegedly revealing confidential banking details linked to the NFC issue, made against him at the Sessions Court.

Judge Datuk Ghazali Cha struck out the application on grounds that it was premature.

However, he allowed Mohd Rafizi's application for a stay of proceeding at the Sessions Court pending his appeal against the dismissal.

Mohd Rafizi, 35, was charged with revealing the account statements of the Public Bank's clients (NFC, National Meat & Livestock Sdn Bhd, Agroscience Industries Sdn Bhd and NFC chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail) to which he had access, to Yusof Abdul Alim and Erle Martin Carvalho at the PKR headquarters in Merchant Square, Jalan Tropicana Selatan, Petaling Jaya, on March 7 this year.

He pleaded not guilty when he was charged at the Session Court here on last August 1.

On Sept 10, he filed the application to quash the charge, which he claimed was selective and politically motivated. - Bernama

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