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Nurul Izzah Did Not Verify Truth Of NFCorp Property Purchase, Court Hears

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KUALA LUMPUR: Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar (pic) did not contact the bank to verify if National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd (NFCorp) executive chairman Datuk Seri Dr Mohamad Salleh Ismail had used the corporation’s funds as a leverage to secure a loan to buy properties at KL Eco City, the High Court heard.

Nurul Izzah, 35, admitted Wednesday that she did not call the bank or write to it to enquire about the purchase of the properties.

She told Dr Mohamad Salleh’s lead counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah that it would have been difficult to get such information from a bank.

She also agreed that she had never written to the property developer or lodged a police report over the issue.

Asked by Shafee if she had communicated to Dr Mohamad Salleh on how he had purchase the eight properties, Nurul Izzah said, “It is through a loan.”

When asked if she was aware that her statement was totally wrong, the Lembah Pantai MP said it was accurate at the material time.

In his suit filed on December last year, Dr Mohamad Salleh and NFCorp had named Nurul Izzah and then PKR secretary-general Datuk Saifuddin Nasution as defendants for allegedly implying that he was greedy and had used his wife, Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil’s position to gain wealth.

In the statement of claim, Dr Mohamad Salleh said that Nurul Izzah had made a libellous statement via a voice recording on an online portal on Mar 7, 2012.

Nurul Izzah disagreed that her endorsement of PKR’s then director of strategy Mohd Rafizi Ramli statement would have given the impression that Dr Mohamad Salleh has used NFCorp funds to buy the eight properties.

Trial judge Justice Hue Siew Kheng set Feb 4 to hear submissions by parties.-The Star

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