Finally, as reported by the Edge Singapore in its latest 1MDB Watch report A Settlement of a Compromise? , it all boils down to this:
"The settlement, negotiated on behalf of Malaysia by 1MDB president Arul Kanda Kandasamy (below 4.) and Datuk Amhari Efendi Nazaruddin (below 5.) of the Prime Minister’s Office, may have eased the tension between Malaysia and Abu Dhabi. By 2020, there could be another settlement reached by 1MDB and IPIC for the disputed US$3.5 billion.
"Even so, should there not be accountability for the wrongdoings that led to the scandal in the first place? To use an analogy — if some executives use company funds illegally but later return the money, does that mean they did not commit a crime?"
I am sure we can all agree that that's a fair question (by the Edge) and must be dealt with. But why did you make all those accusations against the PM and about the so-called missing RM42 billion?
Will the Edge admit now that no monies were ever missing in the first place?
News that Iskandar Waterfront and CREC not taking up the 60% in the proposed Bandar Malaysia has gotten the detractors rubbing their hands with glee. But to the faithfuls, there's always the silver lining. "As things are, with the economy looking up and the ringgit doing well, the government can charge higher for the 60%," said one.
Half full and not half empty for 1MDB's Bandar Malaysia - A Voice, 3 May
Open for business - Big Dog, 3 May