No new company set up by FIC in London, says Shahrir

Rafizi Ramli made the allegations on his blog yesterday. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa
Rafizi Ramli made the allegations on his blog yesterday. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 — Felda stated today that no new company has been set up and operating in London by Felda Investment Corporation Sdn Bhd (FIC) as alleged by the Opposition.

Its chairman, Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad said PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli had made a serious allegation that FIC had purportedly established a new company on October 17, 2017.

He said Rafizi had made the assumption based solely on the picture he saw of a document at the press conference held by Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Razali Ibrahim in Putrajaya last Sunday in connection with FIC which was now under investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

Shahrir said Rafizi had assumed that the date on the document to be the date of the establishment of the (new) company, while it was actually the date of confirmation by a legal firm on the copy of the share certificate of a company which was set up in 2015.

“He (Rafizi) had wrongly referred to a newspaper report and understood October 17 as the date of the setting up of the new company, which was actually the date on the copy of a share certificate noted by a London legal firm, Anthony Louca Solicitors,’’ he told reporters at Parliament building, today.

Yesterday, Rafizi via his blog and Facebook page, alleged that a new company had been formed by FIC based on a document shown by Razali at the press conference in Putrajaya, last Sunday.

Asked whether legal action would be taken against Rafizi, Shahrir said the matter would be discussed at the meeting of the FIC board of directors, tomorrow. — Bernama

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