Posted: 01 Jun 2012 07:00 PM PDT
This issue is not going to stand down.
I have to repeat this question. FGVH has not even been listed, the government of the day plans to give a total of RM 15,000 to each FELDA household. The pop gets 5k first, then the mom and finally, junior. Where did the government appropriate the money? Advances from the underwriting banks? From FELDA itself?
If the money is from FELDA coffers, then the FELDA folks must then be suffering from a peculiar mental illness, the name of which I don't know. But it entails, a person feeling jubilant receiving his own money but given by another person.
If the money is not from the listing exercise, it must come from somewhere. So for what purpose was the money given? I have said it many times- Najib's favorite way is to pay his way through. The FELDA settlers are no exception. Moreover there are 52 parliamentary seats to be won in FELDA areas. Sabah and Sarawak are almost certainly gone. FELDA is now the favorite political fixed deposit. Najib is pre-paying the interest amounts.
And Najib at least knows the Malay mentality- anything given free will be wiped clean. He told this once to me when I complained that FELCRA settlers wanted shares for every member of the family when only per household was meant to be given. So now, he has improved on his delivery system- RM 15k to be divided among pop, mom and junior. That's representing every member of the family.
Clearly, this is a financial inducement to FELDA settlers to persuade them to decide in a particular way. Its corruption. If settlers are given RM 15k, what about the ordinary traditional villagers? FELDA settlers are better off than most of them. This government is being selective again. So, intelligent sons and daughters of discriminated villagers go back and tell your parents not to vote for a government that is playing favorites.
The original idea to list FGV came from CIMB Investment Bhd. It was also aided by Ethos Consulting as joint global coordinator. Probably now, many others have been roped in to become joint coordinators. It's Don Corleone assembling a gathering of the families from New York, Nevada, Vegas to join in to share wetting their beaks.
This probably was the source of the idea when Najib announced sometime in October 2011, that he wanted to list FGVH and its related companies.
If he has studied FELDA, he would have not agreed to the idea in the first place. If the idea has always been the welfare of the settlers and FELDA employees as he claimed, the better idea was to allow KPF to buy out FGV completely and then go for listing. KPF can hire a top management team to run the business. FGVH is doing the same too, so managing better is not something exclusive that can be done only by FGVH. Moreover, if KPF has been allowed to buy out FGVH and gains 100% control of FH, the claim that we are looking out for the welfare of settlers and FELDA employees first, would have been more credible.
The business outfit making money for FELDA is FELDA holdings which is owned by KPF and FELDA (through FGV). FGV is the smaller partner of FH and in theory; the bigger partner offers to buy out the smaller.
FELDA the authority made a judgment and subjective call- it favored FGV to buy KPF out instead of the other way round. Now, please tell us, based on that decision, which side does FELDA support? The settlers and employees or the corporate marauders?
The owners of FGV upon receipt of the purchase sum will then do whatever they want in the downstream side of the business or whatever. They can even buy shares in the FELDA Holdings. If that has happened, then FELDA settlers and FELDA employees would have become 100% owner of FH and all assets therein. Moreover, FGVH has no standing to swallow up FELDA Holdings because as a business it hasn't done well. The last two years profits were probably not enough to cover all the previous losses it incurred.
It has to tackle one nagging question. After the listing, where would FELDA) the parent company) get money to run its business? It has to pay employees, manage the welfare of the settlements and carry out its social and political responsibilities. It needs about RM 3 billion a year to finance its operations. When the listing takes place, it will be left with RM 400m a year which is not enough to see it through. It can of course operate from the earnings it gets from selling its 49% in FH to FGVH. How much will it get? It will have to use its portion from the listings to pay off EPF debt for example. It borrowed RM 6b from EPF the last time. And don't forget , it has to allocate a big amount to the ministry in charge of FELDA to allow the minister in charge to play Santa Claus all over.
Probably realizing that, FELDA says it will set aside 20% of its earnings from the listing in a new vehicle named Amanah Saham FELDA. I suspect Aamanah Saham FELDA will become the repository of moneys deposited there (either from earnings of its 20% share in FGV or from direct government transfers) to take care of the usual income which FELDA has now lost. From RM3b to RM400m a year. So when Isa says the Amanah Saham FELDA will use the dividends and earnings it gets to distribute dividends to settlers, that claim is dubious.
We don't know whether Amanah Saham FELDA will get 20% from FELDA's portion of the profits upfront or 20% in the form of shares in FGVH entitling it to get dividends each year later. Will that 20% equity entail getting RM 3 billion a year, we don't know. Suppose it doesn't get 3 billion, where will the shortfall come from? It will have to come from the government. If at the end of the day, the government ends up having to contribute money into FELDA which previously doesn't need help from it, doesn't this show the myopia of the government? We can even call it stupidity.
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