Friday, November 13, 2009

NEXT CHANGE: Revelation on Nor Yakcop's folly at Pantai

On Aug 4, 2006 the Goverment of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC) bought over 25 million shares in our biggest healthcare company, Pantai. That's more than 5 per cent. Parkway Holdings, a Singapore company, already has more than 31 per cent. That effectively gave them control. The bourse rule should have imposed a Mandatory General Offer (MGO).

There was public uproar as Malaysians question the Government's decision to approve the sales of a strategic asset to Singapore. Khazanah came in to salvage the situation as though to takeover Parkway's shares through a company Pantai Irama. But Pantai Irama was only 51% held by Khazanah and 49% owned by Parkway. Nevertheless, rules remained broken and it was an unnecessary expensive corporate exercise borne by Khazanah.

The untold part was that Pantai remained under the control of Singapore's Parkway. Malaysian were deceived by the fancy corporate restructuring designed by Khazanah's Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar and perhaps at the behest and approved by Tan Sri Nor Mohamad Yakcop, the then Minister of Finance II.

This blog will NEXT WEEK reveal how both of them allowed Singapapore to control an important national asset and deceived the public into believing Pantai is majority-controlled by Khazanah.

A very experianced economist had studied our Central Bank's balance sheet and said that Nor Yakcop, Anwar's ex-crony in Abrar/Mun Loong actually lost RM16 billion in forex speculation. Multibillions may have been lost in his tampering of Khazanah and the GLCs. The country's economy is in a state of mess by his bad planning. Najib is saddled by legacy issues that led back to Nor Yakcop.

Recently, he attempted to place a member of the destructive band of Tingkat 4 boys at the top of one of our GLCs. This will allow them to continue with their past corrupt practise that led to the destruction of our economic sovereignty. It is high time he be removed from the cabinet before he made more losses and mess.

In the meanwhile, read Big Dog's PM Najib should cut NMY’s pay.



Pemerhati khazanah said...

ini kes buy high sell low. apa punya tak de otak la khazanah nie. apa2 hal, "BROKER" yg initiated the deal paling kenyang, dua2 transactions dia dapat makan. Siapa la BROKER yang bertuah tu?

Anonymous said...

just wondering whether or not rumors regarding a group of yuppies 'consultants' within Nor's circa truly exist?

Anonymous said...

This people u mention are they not from umno or are they pr people.

budak kampung said...

Inilah Dunia...

Bila kita di atas , ramai yang memuji kita tapi bila sudah kita kehilangan kuasa. Banyak pula salah kita yang orang boleh nampak.

Setiap pemimpin membuat yang terbaik untuk segala - galanya.

Orang yang kedua tidak semestinya punya kekuasaan yang mutlak dalam menentukan segalanya.

Anonymous said...

In some neighbouring countries perpetrators of economic crimes are put to pasture.

This is a legacy of tunDol slumberjek mismanagement.
Our national assets was privatised to illegally enrich some people, and if 1Malaysia was to regain credibility,the door must shown.
What about IJN ?
Pity those 200,000 families who are going to get 30 kilos of 15 % subsidy,whilst the top cats are swaggering around town.

Mah Ngah Tong.

Anonymous said...

Budak Kampung

Never be an apolegist in life. Right is right, wrong is wrong whether one is up or down.

A Voice said...

Anon 3:24 PM

Does it really matter if they are UMNO or PR? He is an UMNO MP, by the way.

Budak Kampung

I've never been inconsistent with the Tingkat 4 boys or TSNMY, whether they are on top or bottom.

TSNMY has to go. I don't know if he remembers me, but I know TSNMY personally. I don't care.

It is about the country and people. Thats what matters.

Apakejadah said...

Nama Ganen pun ada di shareholders' agreement. Dia tu bukan orang kuat KJ? Semasa perjanjian Khazanah/GIC dibuat pada tahun 2006, dia baru sahaja berusia 32 tahun. KJ memang hebat.

Ganen Sarvananthan – Executive Director, Investments

Ganen Sarvananthan was appointed as Khazanah Nasional’s Executive Director, Investments in February 2006. Ganen joined Khazanah Nasional in October 2004 as a Director, Investments. He is a barrister-at-law and a member of Lincoln's Inn, London, having graduated with LLB (Hons) from University College London, United Kingdom. Prior to joining Khazanah Nasional, he was Director, Equity Capital Markets at UBS Investment Bank, Hong Kong having previously served UBS Investment Banking/Corporate Finance Departments in London and Singapore. Ganen is primarily responsible in overseeing new investments and divestments in targeted sectors and geographies.

Kalau tengok resume Ganen nie macam real, padahal kat UBS dengar certia dia nie investor relation sahaja. Di investment bank, berpuluh2 orang yang carry that director title, for marketing purposes la, bukan head pun, silap2 associate director aje si ganen nie. KJ memang hebat.

Anonymous said...

Very nice, bro.

I have been waiting this big 1 !!!

The timing is just right.
They have wasted hundred billions RM of our money.. get them out of here !!!


Anonymous said...

I hope you will also address:
1.The uproar of the sale of Pantai to Parkway, which went through without the the necessary regulatory approvals at the behest of a party stronger than TNMY, was largely due to the fact that Pantai had 2 govt concessions - Fomema & Medivest. Govt concessions cannot be owned by foreigners.

2.When Khazanah bought back Pantai(through Pantai Irama), Parkway still partly owned the 2 govt concessions (40%)

3.What has happened to the 2 govt concessions since then? They have been bought back in total at an undisclosed price.

4.Why did Khazanah buy additional shares in Parkway at a premium over the prevailing market price on the SES?

KJ watcher

Anonymous said...

Kalau betul semua ni..

Gunakan lah ISA dan OSA pd org2 ini, janganlah double standard pd org2 biasa sahaja


tutup mata said...

Ah, classic case of gang raping of funds.

Yang kenyang, broker broker lah.

Kes tutup mata?

semua boleh said...


At that time, Parkway paid high price based on valuation of "assumed" extended concession of Medivest and Fomema (the golden goose and jewels of Pantai) and get the deal thru bypassing the government rules.

Where does Parkway obtained the confidence to be so daring for this high price acquisition?


Following the expose by some bloggers and the uproar and admission by the then PM of the "mistake", Khazanah come in to "bail-out" the situation, at the higher price of the already high price of Parkway.

If Parkway has violated the local laws, strangely why Khazanah willingly acquired at that high price. Shouldn't a big stick be used? Ada transparency & accountabiilty?

So, there are 2 rounds of high price deal.

No wonder the rakyat are poor and the brokers must be laughing

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