Sunday, 21 June 2015

[#najibiscrackingup hot and interesting article to read!] 1MDB – the dishonesty and the deceit

[#najibiscrackingup hot and interesting 

article to read!] 1MDB – the dishonesty 

and the deceit

We have always believed that those who defended 1MDB, in order to protect their own position
or self interests, or simply being paid to do it, will lose their credibility and integrity eventually.
And it is sad that those who defending them would resort to evading questions, indulging in
dishonesty and telling lies.
For the past couple of weeks, one by one these people are exposed.
We take from the most recent:
1) Contradictory answers in Parliament by Finance Ministry and 1MDB:

1MDB won’t confirm what they were doing with the 

money they received

1MDB today said its USD150 million (RM556 million) loan from Finance Ministry-owned
Export-Import Bank of Malaysia (Exim) were utilised, but did not specify details.
This does not inspire confidence at all
In a press release, 1MDB president Arul
Kanda said the proceeds were used in
accordance to the terms of agreement, which
is to: “finance the general corporate purposes
including but not limited to the working capital
requirements, future capital expenditures and
equity infusion of the energy business within
the 1MDB group of companies”. (In other words: 
bla bla bla)
However, Arul did not elaborate on the 
contradictory claimsby two deputy finance
ministers on how the fund were used.
Chua Tee Yong told the Dewan Rakyat that the sum was used to finance the purchase
of land in Pulau Indah, Selangor at RM20.80 per square feet. The deal was inked on February
He also confirmed that Putrajaya issued letters to support 1MDB’s loan application.
However, Ahmad Maslan told the Dewan Rakyat that he was unaware of this, as the
money was supposed to be used for for the maintenance of power plants and operations
involving energy export.
Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua argued that he had sighted documents during the
Public Accounts Committee meeting which confirmed that the loan was meant for 1MDB to
buy land.
He added that this meant that Exim had violated its own mandate, which is to promote
international trade.
Both 1MDB and Exim are owned by the finance ministry.Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak 
is the finance minister and the final decision maker of 1MDB.
This gives rise to the possibility of conflict of interest.
Sad that Chua Tee Yong’s credibility is diminished while Ahmad Maslan’s credibility sunk even
lower. As for Arul Kanda, his press statement is testament to the only strategy 1MDB could play
 right now – give vague answers to confuse everyone and hope there will be no more questions.
2) Prime Minister and his favourite mantra: “Wait for the AG report” now means absolutely 
Only special people still find them credible
The public were force fed with the idea that the
AG Report will quickly settle all questions and
suspicion on any wrongdoings in 1MDB. The
Prime Minister gave the impression that all will
be over soon as the AG will complete their
investigation by end of June.
“c. We are expecting the release of the preliminary report by Auditor General very soon. In
the mean time, please do not speculate and form conclusions without the information that will
be laid out by the Auditor General, who will provide a detailed report into 1MDB’s finances.”
What kind of dishonesty is this? Did the Prime Minister all along intend to lead the crowd with false
“Wait for the AG Report” has now turned into “Wait For My Next Lie”.
To make matters worse, the light at the end of the tunnel which was promised to come soon was
quickly doused by an insinuation by the PAC themselves that the investigation could take
nearly a year to complete.
Nur Jazlan said the parliamentary committee was part of the legislative arm and
had powers and responsibilities according to law, to investigate any government-owned
company that used the people’s money or any public funds.
“And this investigation on 1MDB is not the first the PAC, led by me, has done, 
we have launched proceedings on the klia2 project last year,” he added.
“Taking that example, the PAC took almost a year to complete the report which
was eventually presented to the Dewan Rakyat last November.”
It seems the rakyat have been taken for a ride by the people behind 1MDB and those who are
in charge with billions of our money. Do you think these people have anymore credibility and
An MP from Raub once wrote in his blog when the Prime Minister is not being truthful:
You people out there, you have no chance at all against a PM who misled and 
is not truthful in parliament. What’s not telling the truth to the ordinary folks mean to him? 
That would be too simple. The people will think of him a liar.
3) Bank Negara exonerates Tun Dr Mahathir regarding the ringgit slump:
Ahmad Maslan, the deputy finance minister in charge of defending 1MDB had blamed Tun Dr 
Mahathir’s attacks on 1MDB is the cause for the fall of ringgit on June 14. A few days later,
he changed his statement. Now he said that Tun Dr Mahathir’s attack on 1MDB is only one of 
the 3 factors for the fall of ringgit.
But today, Bank Negara itself denied what Ahmad Maslan had been saying all along.

Ringgit slump: Bank Negara exonerates Dr M

Bank Negara has refuted recent media reports blaming former premier Dr Mahathir
Mohamad’s criticisms of the Najib-administration for the Ringgit slump.
In a press release today, Bank Negara said the current volatility of the Ringgit was caused
both global and domestic developments, which does not involve politics.
“Global developments would include the investor expectations relating to monetary policies
of major central banks and the trends in crude oil and gas prices.
“Domestic factors include concerns about government linked entities and ratings related
“While external developments are beyond the control of any open economy, every
effort needs to be undertaken to bring about resolution to the domestic issues that confront
our economy,” said the central bank.
Noting that Malaysia has sound economic fundamentals and growth prospects, the
central bank said the performance of the Ringgit will be stable once these issues are
Bank Negara added it will never be drawn into any political agenda and will focus on its
mandate to maintain monetary and fiscal stability.
Although Mahathir was never named in the press release, it was clear that Bank
Negara was referring to Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan’s recent attempt to pin
blame on the former premier.
Imagine that. A deputy finance minister lying to the public and defaming the former prime
minister just to make the current Advisor of 1MDB look good. How low will these people go
just to defend 1MDB?
4) Two previous auditors for 1MDB were indeed terminated, not rotated:
During a TV interview, when Finance Minister II was asked why did 1MDB changed auditors,
he replied that it was just a normal rotational exercise for external auditors. We knew then it
was a lie. And today it was indeed exposed by the PAC that those auditors were indeed sacked:
1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), which was formed in 2009, has so far sacked
two external auditors, first Ernst & Young (EY) followed by KPMG, according to the
Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
EY was terminated before it completed the audit on 1MDB’s accounts for the financial 
year ended March 2010 (FY10). KPMG, which took over in September 2010, was alleged 
to have had to rush the auditing job. The former auditor signed off the FY10 accounts 
one month after it was appointed.
KPMG was dismissed in December 2013, PAC chairman Datuk Nur Jazlan Mohd told
reporters after chairing the PAC probe into 1MDB, with officials from KPMG yesterday.
Nur Jazlan said the committee wanted to know the reason behind the termination 
of KPMG as an auditor, during the period when most major investments were made by
1MDB, including deals with PetroSaudi International Ltd and Brazen Sky Ltd. Brazen Sky
is a subsidiary of 1MDB.
Poor Husni. This 1MDB fiasco is way over his head and as the official spokesperson for
1MDB issue, he had made a bigger mess by diminishing trust and wrecking public confidence.
As far as public is concerned, it is Finance Minister I who should be answering questions.
5) Husni Hanadzlah said 1MDB’s loan interests is up to RM2.7 billion per year:
Debt-ridden 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) is paying up to RM2.7 billion a year in
 interest payments alone to its bankers for the RM42 billion debt it had accumulated
over six years, the Finance Ministry said today.
Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah told the Dewan Rakyat today
that 1MDB pays between RM2.4 billion and RM2.7 billion a year in interest payments.
But in another statement, 1MDB claimed that Tun Dr Mahathir was factually incorrect about
RM3 billion loan interests and that is only RM2.4 billion for its RM42 billion debt.
It seems both Finance Ministry and their wholly owned subsidiary can’t even get their figures
right. And on top of it all, they did not address Tun Dr Mahathir’s concern about the spiralling
debts and interests cost:
14. But more loans were raised from local as well as foreign banks. In all RM42 billion 
were borrowed. It is not clear what the terms are. But interest on RM42 billion must 
come to almost RM3 billion a year. Unless the investment yield fantastic returns, the 
interest burden would sink 1MDB.
And yes, 1MDB is sinking. Otherwise, those behind 1MDB won’t be panicking and started to
blabber nonsense to public with rationalising this and that, revamping here and there.
And how did 1MDB answered these concerns?
5. Tun Mahathir claims “In all RM42 billion were borrowed…. But interest on 
RM42 billion must come to almost RM3 billion a year”.
The figures being quoted by Tun Mahathir are incorrect. To be clear; the interest cost on 
RM42 billion of debt by 1MDB as of 31.03.2014 was RM2.4 billion, i.e. a significant 
20% less than what Tun Mahathir claims.
Did that address the concerns the public is asking regarding the massive debts and its
interests costs? No it did not.
1MDB pinned their defence on why on earth did they borrow unnecessary loans on:
“Tun Dr Mahathir shifting goalpost because his figures are incorrect”.
What a dishonest way in hiding the truth.
The public want answers. They do not want contradictory numbers from people who should
know the answers. And they surely do not want to see a blatant trick in trying to evade the
 issue altogether.
When someone doesn’t understand an issue, questions are often asked. It is always nice if
the people we asked will reply with “that is a very good question.. and this is the answer..”,
and they proceeded to enlighten us with the proper answer which will remove all doubts.
But in the case of 1MDB, the people who are in charge of it do not seem to have the
inclination to answer comprehensively. In fact, in many instances they gave conflicting,
even untruthful,  and at best, vague answers.
Is this the end for good governance?

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  1. JMD,
    pahlawan bugis lembik dan kawan-kawan masih boleh bersukaria with shit like this? PDRM? SPRM? Bank Negara? PAC? this is so surreal, only in Malaysia!

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  2. […] 1MDB – the dishonesty and the deceit. […]

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  3. Nor Zaim Mohd Noor

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  4. PakCak
    JMD, I would like to suggest either you or someene else, please translate your posts into Bahasa so that more people will understand the issues.

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  5. Psychoeconomics
    The big problem about the deceptive habit is that you always need a bigger lie to cover up the last lie. As concerns Najib’s big pet project the destructive effects of his bad habit will have attained to monstrous proportions before it is subdued.

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    • badaruddin
      You are right
      It is no good at all to conjure all sorts of reasons to explain away truth:
      One could subscribe to truth
      only when one has self-respect in the first place;
      When a man tells untruths, he has no respect for himself and little would he do better for others except for his own gain;
      And when a man tells lies, he has a tendency to forget:
      With one lie after the other,
      eventually he would be caught
      in his own tangled web:

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  6. Jewelizhot
    Hi. The issues you highlight about liars have been stoned to death. One by one new lies pop up. Next month it will be another lie which when highlighted will be answered with tongue play as is the norm these day. The cyber warriors are yelling wait for PAC before casting judgement. Yet the PAC said prelims wont be released and its gonna take how many moon sightings? More than 13 moon sightings before the shit is wiped from the anus. It is sad the route those that are paid to defend 1mdb in the cyber sphere take. As you mentioned, alot of people are losing credibility. If it smells like shit, look like shit and taste like shit, dont be calling it choco porridge. I use to like ahmad maslan because he had balls. Going on live tv to explain and answer issues is, in my opinion, what makes a great leader. But i guess this guy is just blindly loyal. Like hang tuah. And i am no fan of both.

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    • Tuan Bendahara
      What little do you know about Hang Tuah that you have read? What is loyalty if it costs money to buy?

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  7. nizam
    I am more pissed out with people like Rocky Bru. He doesn’t want to join in. He must have liked Najib for some reasons. Which is a bit mind-boggling. UMNO politicians, I can uderstand.
    ABU finally means something to me.

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    • hidup dr m
      The irony is that people like him are paid with our money, to defend those who defraud us.
      Double whammy.

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      • ketam batu
        Rocky the Brute can be found enjoying coffee at the best Cafe in either Bangsar Shopping Center, Hero or Pavilion. This Paid Blogger will say anything to justify his Datukship.

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  8. hidup dr m
    Keep it up, sir.
    The web of deceit is now so thick that it cannot be explained away any more.
    But the PAC must not sugar-coat its language.
    In the meantime, Felda, PFI and TNB continue to be major scandals.
    Or are we getting immune?
    What a long, painful six years it’s been.
    He really has to go.

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    • Hussayni
      Najib is THE WORSE pm Malaysia ever had. Kenapa? Because he is lemah, weak, lembik, pondan, and everything that is associated with the word imbecile.
      Now dia bagi lagi duit to civil servants. Raya nanti bagi lagi. Hujung tahun bagi lagi bonus. Tahu bagi duit saja untuk dapat sokongan. Patutlah Malaysia ni takde duit!

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  9. Ketam Batu
    They Say “Liar Liar Pants on Fire”….We are ALL waiting for these Lying Boys’ Pants to go up in Flames!

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