1MDB’s borrowings climb from RM36bn to RM42bn


1MDB’s borrowings have risen from RM36bn last year to RM42bn at the end of March 2014.

1mdb - 2014 Balance Sheet liabilities

Points to note:

The RM41.8bn in total borrowings is made up of RM33.5bn in long-term borrowings and RM8.3bn in short-term borrowings.

According to The Edge, the long-term borrowings of RM33.5bn include:

– RM4.3bn in Islamic medium-term notes (coupon rates of 7.2-9.8%)
– RM1.0bn junior Islamic debt (interest rate of 18.1%)
– RM0.9bn sukuk murabahah for the Bandar Malaysia project (5.8-6.0%)
– RM0.6bn term loan for Jimah Energy Sdn Bhd (8.8%)

As you can see, the interest rates are not low. No wonder its finance/interest charges have shot up.

So the Edge raises the question, why isn’t 1MDB using its funds parked abroad instead of borrowing money? After all, it was supposed to have RM7.7bn in Cayman Islands and RM5.2b elsewhere. For this, it received RM437.6m in dividends, which The Edge points out works out to a return of only 3.3% (although Deputy Finance Minister Ahmand Maslan said the returns on the funds to be repatriated will be 6 per cent.)

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Don Anamalai

Malaysia’s 10-year bonds fell last week, with the yield rising the most since January, after Fitch Ratings warned of the implications of the sovereign wealth fund’s debt on the nation’s credit outlook. Fitch cut the outlook on Malaysia’s A- credit rating to negative in July 2013, citing public finances as a key weakness.

Phua Kai Lit

World oil prices are projected to decline further.
This implies less revenue for our wastrel Finance Minister to play with and
the budget becoming more unrealistic.

Shakirin AlIkram

Dear Anil,all rooting for YB Tony Pua and all other PKR trouble-shooters to find us the stop-all-this-rotting measures by Najib and his government. Please continue to highlight all other non-1MDB as only then maybe, all the ignoramus … will stop and think, just 3times payment of BR1M at less than RM1k is NO solution. If all the RM 770 (apart from latent owings) alone is attributed by jetting PM Najib and wifey alone, we the Rakyat and voters must be informed so that we need not wait for 2017 to have hin held accountable and removed. We are lucky to… Read more »

Phua Kai Lit

The economic logic in 1Malaysia is strange indeed. Today (Nov 19), I read that the price of RON97 is going down (but RON95 stays the same). RON97 is used more often by people who drive vehicles with higher engine capacity i.e. more wealthy people.

Shouldn’t the price of RON95 be reduced (to benefit less wealthy people) and the price of RON97 be maintained ?


Check it out first before believing in such lies. Tony and Rafizi and PR should report to the MACC if there is any act of dishonest discrepancies. Don`t just talk talk. They can also initiate legal action. After all they are very good in this
This will brighten up many of the ignorant….


Rafizi Ramli has dared Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan to defend 1MDB during a public forum on Wednesday, so that he can become a hero at the upcoming UMNO AGM.

gk ong

The National Oversight and Whistleblowers (NOW), a non-profit outfit founded by PKR’s Rafizi Ramli, has invited Tun Dr Mahathir to attend a forum on the scandal-ridden 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) next week.

The forum, titled “1MDB: Malaysia in Debt?” also expects the attendance of deputy finance minister Datuk Ahmad Maslan, 1MDB CEO Mohd Hazem Abd Rahman, Rafizi, and DAP MP Tony Pua, said NOW director Akmal Nasir in a press conference today.

Anil should attend this event to give us the first hand account.

Phua Kai Lit

Maybe there will be another problem with the electricity supply for this event ??

gk ong

Is Dr Mahathir suggesting that BR1M is akin Beri Rasuah 1Malaysia, as he has said that when BR1M was given near elections or listed in the election manifesto, it created the impression that the aid was used to buy votes. His quotes on his blog regarding BR1M: “If incomes are to be increased, it should be by way of creating opportunities for work or business. “But BR1M has more negative implications than that. It increases the tendency towards personal dependence on the government even for one’s income, without any effort by oneself. “It weakens the character of people and reduce… Read more »

Phua Kai Lit

Mahathir says:

“It weakens the character of people and reduce their competitiveness in the market place,”

Agree 100% — when applied to rent-seeking mega contracts given out to UMNO Baru and BN cronies.

Disagree when handouts are CONDITIONAL ones i.e. “conditional cash transfers” — given to you only if you keep your kids in school, get them vaccinated etc. These have been shown to work in
South American countries such as Brazil.

G Dorai

Mahathir said “1MDB tak ada pun tak apa” :-


Mahathir said “1MDB tak ada pun tak apa”

Why say it now when 1MDB is on the route to ‘pho-kai’?
He should have advised them not to think of 1MDB before its advent in Putrajaya.

G Dorai

‘RM9.6bil support letter’ for 1MDB exposed …. and we can expect more revealations as Tony Phua and Ahmad Maslan (may be Chua CD Junior) square off royal rumble style at the lobby of the Parliment !

Phua Kai Lit

Amazing that “they” are foolish enough to think they can get away with fooling international investors and the capital markets.

gk ong

What is the purpose of the letter of support to 1MDB as mentioned by Ahmad Maslan?

G Dorai

If Tomorrow Never Comes for 1MDB to benefit the rakyat, we may be sure the BN government to rescue the debts ?

Dedicate this song to the likes of Yang or SuperCallys to singalong everyday as the she can continue to inspire you


Yang is mesmerized by this Permata songtress?


Off topic, but related to money matter management of state survival or ‘pho-san’ (bankrupt): Q: Should Penang CM post be limited to 2 terms tenure as suggested by a DAP rep? Anil, this is a cross-road question for Penangites to decide after 6+ years under LGE leadership. We may argue till the cows come home on the eve of the next GE, but we may shed some light of our perception or experiences based on facts of how good is LGE as our commander-in-chief of Penang destiny. I would personally go for more than 2 terms looking at what is… Read more »


Another one for Yang:


Most of it is because of the US$ denomination of the debt, calculated at 3.2 which has worsened so it should be even higher.. But what is less covered is the rise in assets – supposedly because of the US$ denomination of the funds controversially invested overseas – which they are bringing back because of political pressure. NOW, they have a mismatched of asset to liabilities which puts them at further risk. Prepare to listen later complaining about critics forcing them to do things that made it worst. No soverign fund in the world is as secretive and unaccountable, that… Read more »

gk ong

Ahmad Maslan is,twisting and turning to convince or to confuse ud? The Edge Daily quoted Ahmad Maslan as saying Putrajaya will step in if 1MDB defaulted on the state sovereign fund’s loan. But Ahmad Maslan’s answers were in contrast to his parliamentary reply last Thursday that Putrajaya did not issue a letter of support for 1MDB. So what is he trying to tell us? Hide and seek?


Datuk Ahmad Maslan was forced to apologise to the Dewan Rakyat today for having left out “six words” during his winding speech in Parliament two weeks ago over a controversial letter of support for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) when he said “I accept my mistake of having left out six words that — there is no other guarantee letter,”

Don Anamalai

“Missed out six words” and got away scot free for lying?