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Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim Tells Goldman Sachs to Honour $2.7 Billion 1MDB Settlement & Return $1.4 Billion of Seized Assets, Goldman Sachs Raised $6.5 Billion for 1MDB in 2012 & 2013

2nd February 2023 | Hong Kong

Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has told Goldman Sachs to honour its $2.7 billion 1MDB settlement and return $1.4 billion of seized assets, a settlement agreed for the 1MDB scandal which Goldman Sachs had raised $6.5 billion for 1MDB in 2012 and 2013.   In the agreement, Goldman Sachs had also agreed to make a one-time payment of $250 million if Malaysia have not received at least $500 million in assets & proceeds by August 2022.   Goldman Sachs had filed in 2022 that Malaysia had reduced the value of one asset by $80 million, and excluded additional assets in the accounting.   Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim in the interview with Bloomberg (31/1/23): “But if they come and pressure us with this, I will have no choice because I have a mandate from my people, and people are struggling to live and you with your hundreds of billions of profit and squandering, you can’t just get away by ignoring your moral responsibility and financial responsibility.”  In November 2022, Malaysia has appointed Anwar Ibrahim (Age 75) as Malaysia’s 10th Prime Minister (24/11/22), leading a country with $372 billion GDP & 32.5 million population.  Malaysia is the 5th largest economy in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia), and is the 2nd largest exporter of Palm Oil (Indonesia is the largest exporter of Palm Oil).  See below for more info on 1MDB.

“ Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim Tells Goldman Sachs to Honour $2.7 Billion 1MDB Settlement & Return $1.4 Billion of Seized Assets, Goldman Sachs Raised $6.5 Billion for 1MDB in 2012 & 2013 “

 



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Former Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Wife Rosmah Mansor Sentenced to 10 Years Jail & Fined $216 Million for Bribery & Corruption, Najib Begins 12 Years Jail for 1MDB Guilty Verdict

Datin Sri Hajah Rosmah binti Mansor

2nd September 2022 – Former Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak’s wife Rosmah Mansor had been sentenced to 10 years jail and fined $216 million (RM 970 million) for bribery & corruption, with former Malaysia Prime Minister Najib separately beginning his 12 years jail for the $6.5 billion 1MDB fund guilty verdict.   Datin Sri Hajah Rosmah binti Mansor was found guilty for corruption for RM 1.25 billion solar energy project in Sarawak (Malaysia), soliciting RM 187.5 million from former Jepak Holdings Managing Director Saidi Abang Samsudin.  The Malaysian court has granted Rosmah Mansor request to suspend the jail sentence & fine pending appeal to the Malaysia Court of Appeal.  If Rosmah Mansor is unable to pay the $216 million (RM 970 million) fine, she will have to serve another 10 years in jail, after completing her 10 years jail-term.

Former Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak Ordered to Begin 12 Years Prison Sentence, Loses Final Appeal Against 2020 Guilty Verdict in $6.5 Billion 1MDB Scandal

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Former Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak had been ordered to begin his 12 years prison sentence in Malaysia after losing his final appeal against the 2020 guilty verdict (12-years jail & $47 million fine) for involvement in the $6.5 billion 1MDB sovereign wealth fund scandal.  Earlier in March 2022 in the United States trial of Malaysia 1MDB, an FBI agent had testified that former Goldman Sachs Southeast Chairman Tim Leissner had received $73.4 million, ex-Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak had received $756 million and Jho Low had received $1.42 billion.  Of the $6.5 billion raised into 1MDB, more than 10 names had received funding including 2 other individuals Ex-Managing Director of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Investment Khadem al-Qubaisi receiving $472.8 million and Goldman Sachs Roger Ng receiving $35.1 million.  The details were provided by FBI agent Eric Van Dorn (United States Federal Bureau of Investigation).  Ex-BSI Banker Kevin Swampillai also testified in a meeting in 2012 with Goldman Sachs Southeast Chairman Tim Leissner, Tim Leissner had communicated to him that it is BSI Bank’s responsibility to conduct the due diligence, instead of him answering questions to the background of business & funds. In April 2022, former Goldmans Sachs banker Roger Ng had been found guilty in the United States 1MDB trial and is facing a maximum of 30 years in jail.

 

In May 2022, Goldman Sachs officers & directors have reached a $79.5 million settlement from a shareholder lawsuit for poor 1MDB oversight, with the defendant insurer to pay the $79.5 million settlement.  The shareholder lawsuit led by Atlanta-based Fulton County Employees’ Retirement System, was to hold form Goldman CEO David Solomon, and former CEO Lloyd Blankfein and others accountable for their oversight of the Malaysia 1MDB $6.5 billion bond sale.  The $79.5 million will be used to enhance Goldman Sachs compliance & governance, including giving more power to the Chief Compliance Officer and setting up an anonymous hotline for employee’s whistleblow.

Former Goldman Sachs Roger Ng

 

Former Goldman Sachs Banker Roger Ng Found Guilty, Faces 30 Years in Jail

In April 2022, former Goldmans Sachs banker Roger Ng had been found guilty in the United States 1MDB trial and is facing a maximum of 30 years in jail.  Roger Ng (Age 49) is convicted of United States anti-bribery and money-laundering laws, while Goldman Sachs former Southeast Chairman Tim Leissner had already pleaded guilty, and is a key witness in the trial.  In total, Goldman Sachs had paid around $2.9 billion in fines for their role in 1MDB.

 

 

FBI Agent on 1MDB: Goldman Sachs Chairman Tim Leissner Took $73.4 Million, Malaysia PM Najib $756 Million & Jho Low $1.42 Billion

Former Goldman Sachs Banker Roger Ng

Earlier in March in the United States trial of Malaysia 1MDB, an FBI agent had testified that former Goldman Sachs Southeast Chairman Tim Leissner had received $73.4 million, ex-Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak had received $756 million and Jho Low had received $1.42 billion.  Of the $6.5 billion raised into 1MDB, more than 10 names had received funding including 2 other individuals Ex-Managing Director of Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Investment Khadem al-Qubaisi receiving $472.8 million and Goldman Sachs Roger Ng receiving $35.1 million.  The details were provided by FBI agent Eric Van Dorn (United States Federal Bureau of Investigation).  Ex-BSI Banker Kevin Swampillai also testified in a meeting in 2012 with Goldman Sachs Southeast Chairman Tim Leissner, Tim Leissner had communicated to him that it is BSI Bank’s responsibility to conduct the due diligence, instead of him answering questions to the background of business & funds.

 

Former Goldman Sachs Chairman Tim Leissner $41,000 a Month Side Job in 2015 at Top Private Equity TPG Founder David Bonderman Family Office

Former Goldman Sachs Southeast Asia Chairman

(March 2022) Former Goldman Sachs Southeast Asia Chairman Tim Leissner has testified that he had a $41,000 a month side job in 2015 at the family office of David Bonderman (founder of top private equity firm TPG), while he is still a partner at Goldman Sachs without disclosing the conflict of interest.  The role was at Wildcat Capital Management, which manages the personal fortune of David Bonderman, who is estimated to have a fortune of $4.5 billion today with private equity firm TPG going public in January 2022.   In 2016, Tim Leissner left Goldman Sachs.  In a statement by Wildcat Capital Management: “Mr. Leissner was never a Wildcat employee.  He did serve as a consultant beginning in the summer of 2015 but was immediately terminated when the circumstances around his departure from Goldman Sachs became known.”  In the ongoing trial of Malaysia 1MDB, ex-Goldman Sachs Southeast Asia Chairman Timothy Leissner testified that he and ex-Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng had arranged for ex-Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak 3 children to get jobs at Goldman Sachs and used their wives to front $35 million of kickbacks.  In the end, Nooryana Najwa Najib, daughter of Najib Razak through the introductions, secured a job at top private equity firm TPG Capital in the analyst program, as a role at Goldman Sachs could be a conflict of interest with the Malaysia government & Goldman Sachs.

Goldman Sachs Southeast Asia Chairman Tim Leissner Arranged Finance Jobs for Malaysia PM Najib Children, Wives Front Business to Receive $35 Million Kickbacks

Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2009 to 2018

(February 2022) In the ongoing trial of Malaysia 1MDB, ex-Goldman Sachs Southeast Asia Chairman Timothy Leissner testified that he and ex-Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng had arranged for ex-Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak 3 children to get jobs at Goldman Sachs and used their wives to front $35 million of kickbacks.  In the end, Nooryana Najwa Najib, daughter of Najib Razak through the introductions, secured a job at top private equity firm TPG Capital in the analyst program, as a role at Goldman Sachs could be a conflict of interest with the Malaysia government & Goldman Sachs.  In another statement by Timothy Leissner, to avoid detection of a $35 million kickback, Timothy Leissner and Roger Ng fabricated a story to disguise the payment with Roger Ng’s wife having invested into Timothy Leissner’s ex-wife businesses in China and the incoming $35 million was a return on the investment.  Roger Ng lawyer had defended the payment was a kickback and that their wives were in a genuine business relationship.

 

Ex-Goldman Sachs Banker Roger Ng Receives $35 Million in 1MDB Kickbacks from Southeast Asia Chairman Timothy Leissner

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

United States prosecutors had presented in federal court opening trial on 14th February 2022 that ex-Goldman Sachs banker Roger Ng had received $35 million in  kickbacks from his then-boss Goldman Sachs Southeast Asia Chairman Timothy Leissner and alleged mastermind Jho Low for his role in the 1MDB Malaysia Sovereign Wealth Fund Scandal.  The defence by Roger Ng’s lawyer was the money belongs to his wife from a business venture with the ex-wife of Timothy Leissner.  The defence also described the $4.5 billion from 1MDB Malaysia state investment fund as “perhaps the single largest heist in the history of the world” but Roger had been made a scapegoat for failures at Goldman Sachs that enabled the fraud.   In 2010, the defendant Roger Ng had warned superiors that Jho Low  was a politically exposed person, and Goldman Sachs needs to exercise caution when dealing with Jho Low.

 

Malaysia 1MDB

Malaysia Flag

Founded in 2009 shortly after Najib Razak became Malaysia’s Prime Minister, 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Bhd) was set up as a sovereign investment fund to finance infrastructure projects and related economic projects to spur economic growth in Malaysia.

It became a political and financial scandal as the key businessman Jho Low who is believed to have masterminded the plan, had diverted the 1MDB funds to fund his personal and associates’ lifestyle, including making the Hollywood movie: Wolf of Wall Street, buying a $250 million yacht (Equanimity) and $35 million Bombardier private jet, giving lavish gifts to Victoria secret model Miranda Kerr and Hilton hotel heiress Paris Hilton, investing in luxury real estates, paintings and many more.

 

Goldman Sachs $6.5 billion Bonds Underwriting

Goldman Sachs, United States

In July 2020, Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $3.9 billion to the Government of Malaysia to resolve all 1MDB criminal and regulatory proceedings.  The in-principle agreement to pay $3.9 billion to the Government of Malaysia, comprises of $2.5 billion direct payment and a further guarantee of at least $1.4 billion of assets that had been seized by governments worldwide.

With the $3.9 billion settlement, the Government of Malaysia will withdraw all criminal charges and no further charges will be brought against Goldman Sachs, its subsidiaries, or any of their employees, except for former employees Tim Leissner and Roger Ng.

This in-principle agreement settles Malaysia’s probe of Goldman Sachs role in raising $6.5 billion through 3 bond sales for 1MDB between 2012 and 2013.  The $6.5 billion bond sales was led by Tim Leissner, who was Goldman Sachs Southeast Asia Chairman.  The leading American investment bank received $600 million in fees, representing more than 9% of the transaction.  The more than 9% underwriting fee of the $6.5 billion bond sales paid to Goldman Sachs is unusually high in investment banking, with fees generally decreasing as the deal size gets larger.

 

Malaysia AmBank Group to Pay $700 Million

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In March 2021, AMMB Holdings (AmBank Group) agreed to a $700 million (MYR 2.83 billion) global settlement for AmBank Group’s involvement in Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

The $700 million (MYR 2.83 billion) settlement amount is in addition to the $13.2 million (MYR 53.7 million) penalty already imposed by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and paid by the AmBank Group.

 

Former Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak Faces Bankruptcy Notice for $408 Million in Unpaid Taxes

Najib Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2009 to 2018

In April 2021, former Prime Minister of Malaysia from 2009 to 2018, was served with a bankruptcy notice for failing to pay $408 million (MYR 1.69 billion) in unpaid taxes.

Najib Razak is currently facing corruption and money laundering charges over suspected theft of billions of dollars from 1MDB.

In a Facebook post on 6th April 2021, Najib Razak commented (In Malay Language) that the bankruptcy notice is an attempt to destroy his political career.  If declared bankrupt, he will not be able to have an official role in politics, would lose his seat as a member of parliament and not stand as an election candidate in future elections.

 

Malaysia Sues JP Morgan, Deutsche and Coutts for $2.93 Billion, Receives $452 Million from United States

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

In May 2021, the Malaysia Government filed a combined 22 civil suits to recover $23 billion of assets, including $2.93 billion from JP Morgan ($800 million), Deutsche Bank ($1.1 billion) and Coutts ($1.03 billion).

Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance also announced receiving $452 million into Malaysia’s Assets Recovery Trust Account from the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), for funds seized related to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

 

1MDB Recovered Funds, $3.97 Billion

In June 2021, the Malaysia Government has received $80 million of 1MDB seized funds from Deloitte PLT, with a total of $3.97 billion (MYR 16.386 billion) seized and repatriated 1MDB funds received to-date.

The recovered funds deposited into Malaysia’s Assets Recovery Trust Account under the custody of the Accountant General’s Department of Malaysia, will be used to repay and service 1MDB and SRC’s remaining debts.  The total of $3.97 billion (MYR 16.386 billion) seized and repatriated 1MDB funds to-date, excludes the $700 million (MYR 2.83 billion).

[To date, the Government has repaid RM12.54 billion of 1MDB’s debt and RM3.1 billion of SRC’s debt. The balance of debt still outstanding, comprising the principal and coupon/ profit/ interest of bonds, Sukuk and term loans, currently total RM39.66 billion (1MDB) and RM2.57 billion (SRC).]

 

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