NFC data leak: Rafizi and Johari acquitted by court

NFC data leak: Rafizi and Johari acquitted by court

KUALA LUMPUR: The Shah Alam High Court today acquitted PKR vice-president Rafizi Ramli and former Public Bank clerk Johari Mohamed on charges of disclosing banking details belonging to the National Feedlot Corporation (NFC), which was in breach of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act (Bafia).

The ruling was made by Judge Mohd Yazid Mustafa after the duo made an appeal on the convictions made by the Sessions Court in Shah Alam last February 7.

This decision means that Rafizi and Johari were fully discharged from their 30-months jail sentence.

MalaysiaKini reported that Yazid made the ruling as prosecution failed to produce the original documents used as evidence in the trial, which is required under Section 61 of the Evidence Act.

Bafia was repealed back in 2013.

In 2012, Rafizi and Johari were charged in court for violating Section 97 of Bafia for disclosing four accounts belonging to NFC and its chairperson Mohd Salleh Ismail, who is the husband of former Wanita Umno chief, Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.