Thursday, June 08, 2017

Something stinks at Felda FGV under chairman Isa?



 
Isa a Donald Trump of Felda FGV?


 (Taken from FMT a piece written by a former MP and something to think about)


Oleh Dr Dzukefly Ahmad
Tindakan Tan Sri Isa Samad menggantung Datuk Zakaria Arshad, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif (CEO) dan Ahmad Tifli Talha, Ketua Pegawai Kewangan (CFO) Felda Global Venture (FGV) mesti dipandang serius. Setelah setahun mengemudi FGV, beliau memulakan pelbagai langkah penambahbaikan dan pelan strategi bagi memulihkan konglomerat besar ini sejak penseneraiannya.
FGV kembali membuat keuntungan dalam tahun kewangan berakhir 31 Mac 2017 berbanding tahun-tahun sebelumnya.
Lebih serius lagi kerana Zakaria telah mendedahkan bantahan beliau terhadap pelaburan ratusan juta yang “tidak masuk akal” dan dalam pelaburan yang tidak “core-business” FGV.
Contohnya, rancangan untuk menambah RM551 juta dalam syarikat nano karbon yang bukan “core-business” iaitu Felda Cambridge Nanosystems Ltd, setelah itu kerugian RM117 juta adalah tidak masuk akal dakwa beliau. FGV hanya punya simpanan tunai sebanyak RM1.8 bilion sementara menanggung ansuran hutang sebanyak RM4 bilion.
Keberanian serta ketegasan Zakaria yang mahukan SPRM bertindak menyiasat dakwaan salah-laku bayaran atau apa jua dakwaan yang lain (discrepancies) mengisyaratkan sesuatu yang tidak kena.
Beliau merakamkan kekecewaannya dan mensifatkan bahawa beliau adalah “mangsa keadaan” (victim of circumstances).
Terkini beliau mencabar pihak Lembaga Pengarah FGV untuk membuat pilihan antara beliau dan pengerusinya.
Zakaria tidak pula menafikan kemungkinan wujud ketidakselarasan (discrepancies) dalam bayaran dan sebagainya, yang dikesani oleh audit dalaman.
Pihak FGV telah pun melibatkan sebuah badan audit luar (PwC) yang mengesahkan kewujudan ketidakselarasan yang membabitkan “berjuta ringgit”.
Zakaria yang agak enggan untuk meletakkan jawatan pada tahap awal, menyatakan beliau sendiri telah melaporkan kepada SPRM untuk menyiasat akan kes tersebut kerana urusniaga dengan anak syarikat Felda, Delima Oil Products (DOP) dan Safitex, sudah berjalan lebih awal dari perlantikan beliau lagi.
Kini menjadi tanda tanya besar apakah motif disebalik kesemua tindakan Isa Samad ini, yang tidak pernah setegas dan sepantas ini. Ada sesuatu yang belum dapat dibaca lagi oleh pihak penganalisis.
Dengan mulanya siasatan ini, maka apakah ini merupakan peluang untuk SPRM melanjutkan siasatan atas segala dakwa-dakwi tentang perolehan aset-aset mewah luar negara termasuk khasnya perihal pembelian 37% saham PT Eagle High Plantations di Indonesia dengan harga RM2.9 bilion, hampir 3 kali ganda harga pasaran?
Pun begitu, yang jelasnya, tindakan Isa Samad ini seolah-olah akan berakhir dengan mendedahkan pelbagai dakwaan silap-laku dan kepincangan pengurusan pelaburan FGV untuk sekian lama ini.
Dengan kata lain, apakah langkah Isa Samad untuk menyingkir CEO yang kini menjadi “penghalang dan pencabar”nya, tidak ubah seperti menggali kuburnya sendiri?
Di atas kepercayaan kebebasan bersuara tanpa wasangka, FMT cuba untuk berkongsi pandangan dengan pihak ketiga. Artikel yang disiarkan ini adalah pandangan peribadi penulis dan tidak mempunyai kaitan dengan FMT.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

When Tun Mahathir ruled for 22 heart-wrenching years......

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Now he wants to be a saviour......

Monday, February 06, 2017

Log on to my blogspot and found out stories gone!

Top 50 of my latest blogs seemed to have disappeared, ah well! Thats life!
Next time I have to be very careful.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Read all about it!!

PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE STATEMENT ON THE ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE AGE AND SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 

1. The Prime Minister totally rejects the baseless smears and insinuations carried in an article “Bribery scandal linked to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak”, published in The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, papers owned by Australia’s Fairfax Media group, on July 14.

2. This is a desperate attempt to link the work he did when he was Deputy Prime Minister – which involved countless trade missions to promote Malaysia abroad, and meeting many thousands of people – with the alleged wrongdoings of middlemen who may have happened to have been in the same room as him at some time or another.

3. The article does not contain a single direct allegation about the Prime Minister – and for good reason. There are none to be made and there is not one shred of evidence that the Prime Minister was in any way involved in the case that the courts have already made judgments on, with individuals convicted and punished.

4. Fairfax Media knows this, yet their article persistently attempts to mislead and imply not only that he had some involvement, but that he also might have been a beneficiary of any alleged wrongdoing.

5. Instead of providing evidence to link the Prime Minister to the case, the article relies heavily on a series of slippery, non-conclusive words – “suspected”, “alleged”, “suggesting” – to lead the reader into thinking that the Prime Minister is guilty by association.

6. This is grossly defamatory, and this sly and underhand way of attempting to tarnish the Prime Minister’s name is underlined by the fact that Australian court records quoted in the article state that “none of the named persons [including Mr Najib and Mr Badawi] is a person whom the accused are alleged to have conspired to bribe”. 

7. The article also states: "No overseas politicians have been charged or formally accused of conspiring to receive bribes, with the prosecution case restricted to allegations that overseas central bank officials, rather than any ministers, were bribed between 1999 and 2004."

8. What then does the Prime Minister have to do with the case? This is a case that has been ongoing for a long period of time, and the bribes alleged to have been paid were over the period 1999-2004, during the administrations of former Prime Ministers Tun Abdullah Badawi and Tun Mahathir Mohamad.

9. Yet Fairfax Media chose not to mention Tun Mahathir anywhere in its article.

10. This is despite knowing that the alleged bribes took place not during Prime Minister Najib's tenure, but during Tun Mahathir's; and despite Tun Mahathir being named in the suppresion order regarding the case obtained by the Australian government. Instead, the entire article including its headline and photos focuses on and smears Prime Minister Najib. It may not be coincidental that Fairfax Media claims to have separate information from "high-level sources".

11. It is also worth noting that an order preventing the release of information about this investigation was criminally flouted by Wikileaks. An Australian judge is quoted as saying that this was "a clear and deliberate breach of law", and that the accompanying Wikileaks press release was "full of sensational, inaccurate allegations".

12. The same description could be used to characterise Fairfax Media's article, which is deliberately misleading, malicious and defamatory. The Prime Minister has instructed his legal counsel to take all action possible against The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

15 July 2015.

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Saturday, July 04, 2015

PM speaks...please read and listen carefully!

YAB PM NAJIB RAZAK :-
3 July 2015

"In recent months, various allegations – all unsubstantiated, and many simply outrageous – have been directed against me and my family.‎

These attacks began when I refused to implement Tun Mahathir’s personal demands. I refused, because I do not believe it is right for Malaysia to be ruled by proxy.

Tun then created a crisis when he recklessly claimed that RM42 billion was missing from 1MDB, when in fact these are audited debts backed by RM51 billion audited assets.

The latest allegation is that I have taken state-linked funds for personal gain. I believe Tun, working hand in glove with foreign nationals, including the now discredited political attack blog Sarawak Report, is behind this latest lie.

Let me be very clear: I have never taken funds for personal gain as alleged by my political opponents – whether from 1MDB, SRC International or other entities, as these companies have confirmed.

 It is now clear that false allegations such as these are part of a concerted campaign of political sabotage to topple a democratically elected Prime Minister.

At no point have those making these allegations offered any evidence. All we have heard is that these allegations are based on leaked documents and unnamed investigators. Not once has the source of these documents ever been shown, neither have the documents themselves been provided for verification by lawful authorities.

As we now know, a number of the documents on which recent allegations have been based were reportedly doctored. The person who was leaking these documents is under investigation by authorities overseas for attempting to extort and blackmail his former employer. This says a lot about the reliability of the documents, and those who are using them to damage our government and our country.

Those who continue to mount these attacks should be prepared to face the consequences of their actions. These gutter tactics - in some cases criminal tactics - to overthrow the government will fail. Where appropriate, they will be met with the full force of the law.

It’s a shame that these false attacks motivated by self interest come at a time of unique opportunity for Malaysia – with our Chairmanship of ASEAN this year, and the prize of developed nation status around the corner. I will stay focused on the work of nation building for the people."

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Media statement by 1MDB....read it please!

Media statement by 1Malaysia Development Berhad

Issued on 3 July 2015
For immediate publication

1MDB never provided funds to PM

In reference to media reports published earlier today, 1MDB wishes to make clear that the company has never provided any funds to the Prime Minister. To suggest otherwise, as some media outlets have done, is highly irresponsible and a deliberate attempt to undermine the company.

Recent revelations have raised concerns about the veracity of a number of 'leaked' documents which certain media outlets, and online blogs such as Sarawak Report, have used to mislead the public and justify spurious allegations against the company and the government.

According to press reports, these documents were found to have been tampered with, and were being used by an individual - who is currently under arrest in a foreign country - to extort and blackmail his former employer. 

We are therefore surprised that documents such as these, whose existence and authenticity have not been publicly verified, continue to be used as a basis to create new unsubstantiated allegations against 1MDB.

1MDB is currently cooperating with a number of enquiries being conducted by lawful authorities including the Auditor General, the Public Accounts Committee and Bank Negara. These authorities have all the relevant information, and we request all parties to await the outcome of their findings before making further allegations and rushing to judgement.

 ends

Friday, July 03, 2015

Hogwash! 1MDB never provided fund to PM

Media statement by 1Malaysia Development Berhad

Issued on 3 July 2015
For immediate publication

1MDB never provided funds to PM

In reference to media reports published earlier today, 1MDB wishes to make clear that the company has never provided any funds to the Prime Minister. To suggest otherwise, as some media outlets have done, is highly irresponsible and a deliberate attempt to undermine the company.

Recent revelations have raised concerns about the veracity of a number of 'leaked' documents which certain media outlets, and online blogs such as Sarawak Report, have used to mislead the public and justify spurious allegations against the company and the government.

According to press reports, these documents were found to have been tampered with, and were being used by an individual - who is currently under arrest in a foreign country - to extort and blackmail his former employer. 

We are therefore surprised that documents such as these, whose existence and authenticity have not been publicly verified, continue to be used as a basis to create new unsubstantiated allegations against 1MDB.

1MDB is currently cooperating with a number of enquiries being conducted by lawful authorities including the Auditor General, the Public Accounts Committee and Bank Negara. These authorities have all the relevant information, and we request all parties to await the outcome of their findings before making further allegations and rushing to judgement.

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PMO had to clarify Malaysian Insider's twisted reporting!

A twisted Edge of the Malaysian Insider!



KENYATAAN MEDIA PEJABAT PERDANA MENTERI 

"1. Pejabat Perdana Menteri menafikan laporan portal The Malaysian Insider yang bertajuk "Peningkatan kutipan zakat antara faktor Malaysia diiktiraf Fitch, kata Najib". Laporan tersebut adalah tidak tepat.

2. Di Majlis Penyampaian Sumbangan Aidilfitri anjuran MAIWP pada hari ini, YAB Perdana Menteri telah berkata bahawa antara faktor peningkatan kutipan zakat termasuklah pengenalan dasar kerajaan yang betul dan pengurusan ekonomi yang baik dengan dibantu oleh sistem pembayaran zakat tersusun.

3. YAB Perdana Menteri juga berkata bahawa badan penarafan antarabangsa Fitch semalam telah menaiktaraf unjuran Malaysia daripada 'Negatif' kepada 'Stabil' kerana pengurusan dan kedudukan ekonomi serta kewangan negara.

4. YAB Perdana Menteri tidak pernah berkata bahawa peningkatan kutipan zakat adalah antara faktor Malaysia diiktiraf oleh agensi penarafan Fitch.

5. Pejabat Perdana Menteri kesal dengan The Malaysian Insider yang cenderung memutarbelit kenyataan YAB Perdana Menteri dan kerajaan sehingga menimbulkan salah faham dan keresahan dalam masyarakat."

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Of liars, senility dementia and morons!!





The PM and all involved in the 1MDB are now vindicated with the arrest of Xavier Andre Justo, a Swiss national and former official of PetroSaudi International Ltd.

Thai police who arrested him in Koh Samui on Monday charged him with attempting to blackmail and extort the company said it was part of a plot to discredit Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Malaysian sources.

All detractors who made their baseless and vile accusations on the PM and 1MDB must now retract their statements and apologise for not verifying the information they sourced from Sarawak Report.

According to the NST, “some of the emails and documents published on the blog were found to be tampered with, bringing into question the veracity of these allegations.”

The amount of damage on the prestige, repute, and international standing of our country, our Prime Minister, our economy, and all individuals/organizations accused in this bizarre plot is colossal.

Steps must be taken to take action against all individuals, news agencies, writers who have done irreparable damage because of their footloose and irresponsible accusations. 

That any citizen is ready to assume that anything in the Internet is truth shows the shallow mentality and complete absence of thinking skills.

That writers can churn out article after article, slamming the government WITHOUT checking on the veracity of the purported documents in Sarawak Report is a disgrace to the media world.

It does not take much effort to check the forensics of those documents or to verify the information via a simple phone call.

Months before this arrest, I had already done the investigations and discovered for myself the discrepancies. However, I never shared it because no matter what, majority of Malaysians had already believed the worst of the authorities, choosing to worship unverified evidence and to support the former Prime Minister’s vicious crusade to oust our PM.

Daily, Tun Dr Mahathir’s unending tirade about 1MDB and our PM had practically poisoned the minds of Malaysians against our PM and the professional standing of 1MDB, disgracing our nation in the eyes of the world.

An international cyber-security firm, Protection Group International (PGI) hired to conduct an in-depth investigation into the source of the data published on the Internet, as well as verify its authenticity revealed there is clear “evidence of the systematic theft of confidential company data by Justo prior to his departure from PetroSaudi” and that the “data was tampered with after it was stolen from PetroSaudi. It was believed that much of this tampered data subsequently appeared on Sarawak Report and served as the backbone of the blog’s claims of impropriety against 1MDB.” (More at NST)

SR provided excerpts from emails allegedly sent by the parties involved but these emails DO NOT provide the email header which, according to Wiki forensics, “are lines of metadata attached to each email that contain lots of useful information for a forensic investigator.” Hence, the IP addresses of the sender and receiver of the emails, signature fields, letterheads are missing – all of which can verify the authenticity of the evidence.

The point is SR and all other writers who slammed the Prime Minister and 1MDB officials NEVER bothered to check the authenticity of the documents, preferring to discredit our authorities even though they had all the contact details of those involved. 

Why? Who is behind this malicious campaign? These people must be questioned and punished if found guilty.

As for other public figures, that has discredited our Prime Minister and 1MDB locally and internationally, a public apology on an international scale is mandatory to restore our country’s reputation.

Is Tun Dr Mahathir willing to eat his words?