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Let us be very, very clear at the outset that the announcement (see below) on 24 April 2017 at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) means that, IPIC WON, and Najib/Malaysia's Ministry of Finance (MoF)/1MDB LOST the arbitration case.

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Basically, the LCIA decision means that Malaysian Taxpayers will have to cough up US$4,705,450,000 (apprx. US$4.7 billion or RM20 billion) between now and 2022, as follows:

1. US$1,205,450,000 (appx. US$1.2 billion or RM5 billion) in equal instalments in July and December 2017 to be paid to IPIC.

2. US$3,500,000,000 (US$3.5 billion or RM15 billion) to paid to 1MDB bondholders in 2022, PLUS all interest, about another RM1.2 billion due to them between now and 2022. 

I have put MoF in front of 1MDB, as the LCIA settlement would have been impossible without the MoF guarantee. In short, this is yet another disgraceful bailout of 1MDB by the Malaysian Taxpayer. 1MDB does not have any cash to guarantee anything.

What does the decision mean? It means that:

1. IPIC's claim of US$1.2 billion/RM4.2 billion that had originally been agreed to by 1MDB, and later unnecessarily disputed, was legitimate. It was not a fraudulent or frivolous claim as bandied about by MoF/1MDB. 
It is also an absolute lie by Najib, MOF/1MDB that this money will be paid from redeemed "units" parked through Jho Low with undisclosed fund managers or Brazen Sky or BSI Singapore. The LCIA  announcement makes no mention of it at all! The "units" fib was cooked up by Najib and his gangsters. I dare Najib to reveal the name of the "units" fund. All the money disappeared long ago into Najib's pockets and much of it invested in USA & UK properties and other assets by his cronies Jho Low, Riza Aziz, Qubaisy and Husseiny. Refer my earlier blog post. CLICK HERE.

2. It is now 100% confirmed by Najib, MoF, 1MDB and the Malaysian government that US$3.5billion/RM15 billion it said had already paid to IPIC was false. They all knowingly lied about it.

3. US$3.5/RM15 billion of funds already disappeared from 1MDB into the pockets of Najib and his cronies between 2009-2013.

4. The Malaysian Taxpayer is now being forced by Najib and his thieving government to PAY TWICE for 1MDB'S bond debts!

5. No one in Malaysia - Najib, Deputy Finance Ministers and Chairman, Executive Directors and CEOs of 1MDB - has been charged in court for multi-billion ringgit fraud, looting, money-laundering, financial and economic plunder, false accounting and/or conspiracy to do so. This is happening despite last April's PAC Report recommending that ex-1MDB CEO Shahrol Halmi be charged with financial mismanagement. The IGP and AG, a pair of Najib's shameless sycophants, are obviously sleeping on their job.

6. Auditors Detoilette, in which one of Najib's sons is a full partner, has (so far) got away with shameful sub-standard work. In any other country, it would have been subjected to multiple lawsuits by the government and/or banks and bondholders for professional negligence. Remember Enron and how auditors Arthur Andersen eventually had to close down?

7. The suggestion by scurrilous "analysts" briefed and conned by Jho Low that this settlement weakens the US DoJ kleptocracy case is an attempt at damage control, with one eye on the looming GE14.

If anything, it strengthens their case, as here is a clear admission by Najib and MoF/1MDB that US$3.5 billion/RM15 billion it claimed it had already paid to IPIC never went to them, and now they have to come up with another US$3.5 billion/RM15 billion.

Any other claim by any "analyst", Minister/Deputy Minister from Najib's government of thieves, MoF Chief Thief Serigar or 1MDB executives, is a BLATANT LIE designed to try and pull the wool over the Rakyat's eyes. More than that, it is an attempt by serial liar and thief Najib to save face, now that it has been globally confirmed that there was massive fraud at 1MDB!!!

It was confirmed more than a year ago that IPIC was claiming US$6.5 billion or RM28 billion from 1MDB. Najib, his sycophantic Ministers and 1MDB all pretended that this was an outrageous claim even though the auditor general had already revealed that at least US$3.5 billion or RM15 billion was missing from 1MDB's balance sheet.

In July 2016, the Us DoJ had also confirmed in its kelptocracy claim, mainly against Jho Low, Riza Aziz and Qubaisy and Husseiny (of Aabar, a subsidiary of IPIC), that the missing US$3.5 billion had been deliberately siphoned out from 1MDB to offshore tax shelter companies controlled by Jho Low, Qubaisy and Husseiny, between 2009 to 2013. This would not have been possible without a conspiracy involving top 1MDB directors and Najib, who from day one had sole approving authority as Chief Advisor to 1MDB. More than that, Najib has from 2009 been the Finance Minister under whom nestles MoF and its wholly owned subsidiary, 1MDB! 

Najib's cronies had created off-shore tax shelter bearing names very similar to IPIC's subsidiaries to carry out their fraud. They siphoned the moneys out of 1MDB. The real IPIC and its subsidiaries never received the money under dispute.

What is interesting though is what was not announced. IPIC had claimed US$6.5 billion from 1MDB. The LICA settlement only accounts for US$4.7 billion. What happened to the balance of US$1.8 billion or RM8 billion? Is it likely that the Arabs would forgo US$1.8 billion? For sure, Najib/MoF/1MDB are hiding something big! The silence is deafening!

But everyone has forgotten one important aspect of this peculiar arrangement between 1MDB and IPIC. Who cooked up this guarantee arrangement? Who was the "brains" behind it? If right from the beginning MoF had given a Malaysian Government sovereign guarantee, it could have saved the Taxpayer billions of ringgit. 

This guarantee agreement is protected by the OSA. I bet that if the OSA documents were to be declassified, we will find that some Najib crony has been a substantial beneficiary of the guarantee fees! 
Was it a certain Malaysian Indian tycoon fraudtrepreneur? I did not say crooked crony. With Najib and his government of thieves, that is, of course, guaranteed!


KoSong said...

Enron rather than Exxon?

Donplaypuks® said...

KoSong - right again. Will amend. Thank you

Y Tan said...

This shameless and disgraceful PM continue to steal and scam with no shames and dignity any more. To claim he is Malay and Muslim is a great disservice to their bangsa and ugama. The world now thinks that people like him will have such characters and integrity.

TS Lee said...

The more I read into the all the details n explainations on 1MDB the more disgusting anger I felt towards this BN govt whom we poor rakyat placed our hopes n trust for a brighter future.Now it is still not too late to do our part to replace this BN govt to put all those corrupt thieves for their treacherous deeds of looting the national fund.While we the poor rakyat suffer the agony to keep up with the rising cost of living our leaders from BN are splashing around in luxurious living.God we curse all of them n pray for divine punishment for these traitors

YF Yong said...

I like this old jingle: 1mdb is a "great" company. It put 2 (3 now) accounting firms to shame, cause 1 (now 2) bank to shut down, a few more big banks going to get their arse burnt, sprinkle a few murders here, charge some bankers there and ringgits hiding everywhere. hahahaha "ringgits hiding everywhere" really leh, cannot find missing monies, now Malaysians KENA PAP (pay and pay).

MA said...

It can be formulated much more cogently.

On the face it...

In administrative law, giving validity to the new guarantee is beyond the powers of the current Finance Minister. Thus, the new guarantee is illegal and does not bind the citizens of Malaysia for the following reasons.

1. As it involves public interest, public law and public money, any Malaysian legal entity or individual or any group of associations can seek an injunction, damages, tracing and other equitable remedies. A class action is justified.

2. A fraud has been committed. The beneficiaries of the fraud itself, among others, were the current Minister of Finance, his close family members and criminal associates.

3.The irrational and fraudulent decision to bind the victim of the fraud, the Ministry of Finance, to guarantee its own losses arising from the fraud, again, using public funds, is Unreasonable and thus rendering the new guarantee illegal and unenforceable.

4.No reasonable Finance Minister, having benefited from the fraud itself, would make an irrational decision to bind the Finance Ministry of Malaysia to guarantee the losses that the fraud has caused.

5. Proper procedures were not followed or adhered and relevant factors were ignored. Thus rendering the "decision" by the Finance Minister of Malaysia to give a new guarantee as mala fide. An intention and an act, in the form of "a decision" by a public servant to hide a fraud perpetuated by the decision maker himself is clearly self evident. Since, the impact of the new illegal guarantee will enable the beneficiaries of the fraud to keep the loot and the people of Malaysia burdened with huge financial liabilities. Such an outcome cannot be upheld and be enforced in law and in equity by IPIC.

The people of Malaysia can Issue the writ in the UK itself as the new illegal guarantee was an offshoot from a decision from a UK court involving a UK listed company. I visualise a fight right up to the European Court of Justice brought by the most talented people of Malaysia.

IPIC is not getting paid! At least not so soon or so easily...!