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Who earned RM1.52 billion from 1MDB bond sale, DAP asks

DAP lawmaker Tony Pua has called on Putrajaya to reveal the parties who were paid millions of ringgit in commission by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) when ‎it raised RM15.2 billion in bonds in 2012 and 2013.

He was commenting on a report by The Edge Weekly, which revealed that‎ when 1MDB, a government-owned entity, raised its loans, RM1.52 billion was paid out in commissions.

“What was shocking was the fact that RM630million and RM906million were deducted for ‘certain commissions, fees and expenses’.

“These amounts worked out to a staggering 11.2% and 9.4% of the funds raised.

‎”Hence the question, who were paid these ‘certain commissions’ as stated in the fund-raising document?” he said in a press conference at the Parliament lobby today.

The Edge report also revealed that the standard fees payable to investment bankers for other entities and governments ranges between only 0.1% and 2%.

Tenaga Nasional, the report said, had raised its US$350 million loan by paying only 2% in fees and expenses.

“How is it that 1MDB, a wholly owned government subsidiary, chaired by none other than the Prime Minister […]