21 May 2015

Najib kelentong lagi pasai aset tunai 1MDB...

Kenyataan ‘flip-flop’ Najib bukti 1MDB tiada aset tunai...

Realiti krisis dialami 1MDB semakin mengerikan apabila hari ini perdana menteri sendiri mengesahkan tiada wang tunai dibawa pulang dari Pulau Cayman seperti yang dikatakan sebelum ini.

Malah berdasarkan kenyataan di parlimen, Datuk Seri Najib Razak mendakwa wang berkenaan tidak disimpan di bank Singapura, sebaliknya hanya baki pelaburan ditebus dalam bentuk asset.

Ia didakwa disimpan sebuah bank di Singapura namun nama institusi kewangan itu tidak dinyatakan.

Mengulas perkembangan itu Setiausaha Publisiti DAP Tony Pua (gambar) berkata, pendedahan itu sangat mengejutkan.

“Ia juga mengesahkan bahawa tiada wang tunai dibawa balik oleh 1MDB dari Pulau Cayman.

“Maksudnya tiada wang tunai yang disimpan di Singapura, tapi hanya ada aset. Aset ini pula hanya paper asset (aset kertas),” katanya di sidang media di lobi parlimen hari ini.

Pua juga menyifatkan pelaburan yang digembar-gemburkan Putrajaya sebelum ini di Pulau Cayman adalah mengarut, malah nilai aset tersebut juga tidak diketahui.

“Apakah nilai sebenarnya, kita tidak tahu. Bermakna 1MDB hanya membuat pemindahan kertas dari Pulau Cayman ke Singapura,” katanya.

Kenyataan-kenyataan yang tidak konsisten mengenai syarikat pelaburan 1Malaysia 

“Pada 10 Mac misalnya, Najib dalam satu jawapan bertulis menyatakan bahawa baki dana pelaburan syarikat 1MDB di Pulau Cayman sebanyak AS1.103 bilion telah ditebus dalam bentuk wang tunai dan masih disimpan dalam mata wang AS Dolar di Bank Limited Singapore (BSI Singapore).

“Namun, pada 19 Mei dalam satu jawapan bertulis pula, Najib yang juga Perdana Menteri menyatakan baki pelaburan yang telah ditebus oleh syarikat 1MDB adalah dalam bentuk aset di dalam mata wang AS Dolar dan bukan lagi dalam bentuk wang tunai,” kata Ahli Parlimen Petaling Jaya Utara, Tony Pua Kiam Wee.

Menurutnya, kenyataan ‘flip-flop’ Najib jelas memberi bayangan bahawa syarikat yang membuat pelaburan di Pulau Cayman itu sebenarnya tidak lagi mempunyai aset tunai yang disimpan di BSI.

“Aset itu adalah dalam bentuk kertas, tapi bukannya lagi dalam bentuk wang tunai. Kenyataan itu adalah pengakuan bahawa 1MDB tidak lagi miliki wang tunai sebanyak AS1.1 bilion dolar di BSI.

Kata Najib, bank itu adalah “penjaga bagi pihak 1MDB”.

“Bahkan, nilai aset yang disimpan juga langsung tidak diketahui,” ujarnya.

Tony kemudian mengecam Putrajaya kerana “menipu” kerana pernah mengakui wang dari Pulau Cayman didakwa dibawa pulang dan disimpan di Singapura.

Pengakuan itu dibuat pada 10 Mac lalu. 

“1MDB perlu memberi penjelasan kerana selama ini kita diberitahu ada wang di Pulau Cayman, tapi pendedahan hari ini menunjukkan kita semua ditipu,” kata Tony. – Roketkini/fmt

Cayman Islands funds now in assets, not just cash...

The Finance Ministry has corrected its parliamentary written reply in March that said the US$1.1 billion (RM3.97 billion) transferred by 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) from Cayman Islands to Singapore was in cash.

According to the latest written reply to Petaling Jaya Utara MP Tony Pua, the Finance Ministry said the money that was "redeemed" was in the form of assets in US dollars.

The bank, that was not named by the ministry, would then serve as the custodian of the asset for 1MDB.

"In relation to the written reply to you on March 10, 2015, the answer should be amended to what is written above," states the latest reply to Pua (photo), dated May 19.

Pua had questioned if Bank Negara had received information from Singaporean authorities on irregularities in 1MDB's accounts or its subsidiaries, and whether 1MDB was still keeping US$1.1 billion in cash in BSI Singapore.

The previous written reply to Pua on March 3 stated that 1MDB had redeemed its balance of investment from the Cayman Islands in "cash" and transferred it to BSI Singapore.

"The decision to use a bank in Singapore was to facilitate easier withdrawals in view of Bank Negara rules which require its approval for transactions over RM50 million," the ministry said at the time.

The ministry is 100 percent owner of 1MDB.

Speaking to reporters later, Pua and Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli said Putrajaya must explain this contradiction.

"According to the reply dated yesterday, it has shown 1MDB only has paper assets in the bank. It is now clear that 1MDB has no cash in the bank," Pua said. - mk

Jawapan bertulis Najib 10 Mac 2015...

PKR lawmaker Rafizi Ramli says 1MDB's failure to pay up will trigger a cross default of its other debts totalling RM42 billion. – The Malaysian Insider file pic, May 20, 2015.
Get out of 1MDB now, PKR warns KWAP, EPF, Tabung Haji... 

Three government agencies have been urged to dispose their combined RM4 billion investments in bonds issued by 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) and its subsidiaries to prevent a cross-default.

Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli said in the event 1MDB or its subsidiaries default on loan payments, then it would have problems paying its major bondholders such as Tabung Haji, Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Retirement Fund Incorporated (KWAP).

Rafizi said the risk of default was real, citing reports on the possibility that a consortium of six foreign banks were now demanding that 1MDB pay its US$975 million (RM3.6 billion) loan four months ahead of schedule.

"By disposing the bonds now, it may cause the bond price to be discounted by six percent.

"But (in the event of a cross-default), the price would drop further," the PKR vice-president (photo) added at a press conference at the Parliament lobby.

Rafizi said Putrajaya would not allow 1MDB to default on its payments to banks to prevent the capital market from crashing.

Thus, he speculated that the first step Putrajaya would take to save the market is to prevent GLCs - such as Tabung Haji, EPF and KWAP - from demanding payments from 1MDB so that the company can pay the banks and foreign investors first.

"So, the depositors will be the last persons to make a claim - they will get whatever that's left over," he said.

The RM1.72 billion bond investment by EPF is safe and it has priority to collect the fund through the process of liquidation of 1MDB's assets in case things go wrong, EPF chief executive officer Shahril Ridza Ridzuan was reported as saying yesterday.

'EPF chief's reason not valid'

"The reason given (by Shahril Ridza) is not a valid one," said Rafizi, who is also PKR secretary-general.

"In fact, the risk is no longer confined to 1MDB only, but to the whole country and the Treasury," he said.

"The government has guaranteed the numerous 1MDB subsidiaries. Given the fact that our debt level has reached RM700 billion if we take contingent liabilities into account, the government cannot absorb 1MDB's RM42 billion debts," he said.

This may lead to a re-negotiation of the terms and for the rescheduling of the bonds, and the government may in turn offer lands and other assets in replacement, Rafizi said.

"As such, it will not be easy to collect debts from 1MDB if it fails."

Rafizi also revealed, at the press conference, copies of briefing papers that he said were presented to the cabinet by Second Finance Minister Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (photo).

Dubbed '1MDB Fact Sheet', the documents revealed that KWAP was among four buyers that inked agreements with 1MDB to purchase assets in the controversial Tun Razak Exchange zone.

A head of terms for a sales and leaseback agreement was signed between KWAP and 1MDB Real Estate (1MDB RE) for the purchase of a 900,000sq ft commercial office tower.

The other three buyers are listed as Australia's Lend Lease, Prudential and Gamuda Bhd, according to the document which carries a 'Confidential' stamp.

Lend Lease signed its head of terms for a joint venture with 1MDB RE to develop the lifestyle quarter, with a retail mall, three residential buildings and a five-star hotel over a total area of 5.4 million sq ft, according to the document.

Prudential has inked the head of terms for sale and leaseback of a 370,000sq ft commercial office tower. 1MDB will be the developer and owner of the tower.

Gamuda signed the head of terms for the sale and purchase of an 800,000sq ft serviced apartment tower. Gamuda will purchase outright for development, according to the document.

"I demand that the second finance minister verifies whether these briefing papers were tabled to the cabinet. What were the terms, as stated in the agreements?" Rafizi asked.

"KWAP and 1MDB have stressed that their deal (wasn't finalised or) was non-binding, but why bother to sign a head of terms agreement that is not binding?

'Even a loan inked on tissue paper is valid'

"Even a RM200 loan inked on tissue paper has a binding effect," Rafizi said, adding that the Najib administration should not treat the rakyat as though they are foolish.

"Signing the head of agreement is the first part of the sale and purchase agreement, as it normally takes one year for such an agreement to be completed," he added.

On May 11, The Star reported that KWAP was planning to buy land in TRX at RM2,300 per square foot to build its new headquarters.

KWAP also confirmed that it was eyeing land in the Tun Razak Exchange zone owned by 1MDB, but stressed any decision would be based on commercial considerations.

KWAP signed a non-binding head of terms with 1MDB RE last year, according to 1MDB RE chief executive officer Azmar Talib.

Widespread criticism of the controversial land deal between 1MDB's TRX and Lembaga Tabung Haji has caused Tabung Haji to sell what it had purchased.

Tabung Haji paid RM188.5 million for 1.56 acres of the 70-acre TRX land.

1MDB had purchased the entire 70 acres from the government for a mere RM194.1 million.

This translates to a purchase of RM2,773 per square foot by Tabung Haji, compared with the purchase price at which 1MDB obtained the land from the government - at only RM64 per square foot.- mk

PKR gesa KWAP, KWSP dan Tabung Haji lupuskan pelaburan dalam 1MDB 

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Story kat SINI dan SINI   

Walaupun dijamin kerajaan, pegangan KWSP, KWAP dan TH di dalam 1MDB adalah berisiko tinggi kerana jika 1MDB gagal, ketiga-tiga institusi ini boleh diarahkan kerajaan untuk membantu 1MDB/menangguhkan tuntutan hutang dari 1MDB. 


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