The Kuala Lumpur High Court today ruled that Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli had defamed National Feedlot Corporation Sdn Bhd with regard to his statement of "using government fund as leverage to gain loan for eight properties".
Judicial Commissioner Azizul Azmi Adnan however dismissed NFC and its chairperson Mohamad Salleh Ismail's claim for damages against Malaysiakini for reporting it.
The PKR vice-president was ordered to pay RM150,000 to Salleh and RM50,000 to NFC. They were also awarded costs of RM100,000.
Meanwhile, the court ordered NFC and Salleh to pay Malaysiakini a sum of RM50,000 as costs.