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NFC-linked supermart kicked out of Singapore mall

Singapore’s Rochester Mall has turfed out its planned anchor tenant Farmhouse Supermarkets as the store, linked to the family of Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil in the ongoing National Feedlot Centre (NFC) scandal, was unable to get its operations ready in time.

The opposition had accused Shahrizat’s family, who are alleged to have abused a MYR250 million (USD81.7m) federal loan given to their National Feedlot Corporation, of using the funds to finance personal business ventures as well as to purchase land and property unrelated to cattle farming.

"We have terminated the lease of Farmhouse Supermarkets and are in the process of getting new tenant(s) for the vacated retail space," Singapore’s The Straits Times quoted a spokesman for Singapore-listed United Engineers, the project’s owner, as saying.