1MDB hari ini mengkritik akhbar The Star yang menerbitkan beberapa artikel berkaitan syarikat terbabit yang memberi fakta dan maklumat salah dan mengelirukan.
Menurut 1MDB fakta dan maklumat yang dipetik bukan sahaja dari sumber yang tidak boleh dipercayai, malah pendapat yang diberikan juga adalah salah.
“For example, The Star states that “Even assets that are being held for sale cannot be easily liquidated”. This is clearly wrong as the notes to the 30.03.2014 financial statements of 1MDB, as audited without qualification by Deloitte, describes how USD1.22 billion (approx. RM 4.6 billion) of these assets had in fact been liquidated and cash proceeds utilised.
The Star further states that “there was no document related to the existence of assets and valuation of PetroSaudi Holdings (Cayman)”. This is blatantly incorrect. There was a valuation report prepared when the investment was made and 1MDB has in fact submitted the same report to the lawful authorities for their review.
Such sloppy reporting by The Star, a regulated and licensed newspaper, is disappointing. In fact, in relation to the interim report on 1MDB presented on 9 July to the Public Accounts committee (PAC) by the National Audit Department, the PAC Chairman has clearly stated that “there is nothing suspicious in the interim report”. It is, therefore, clear there is no truth to allegations that “RM 42 billion” or “RM 16 billion” is missing, an allegation that has been repeated by various parties.
A number of lawful authorities are currently conducting investigations into 1MDB. 1MDB is fully cooperating with these investigations. We trust that appropriate measures will be taken by the lawful authorities to ensure the integrity of such investigations.