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Putera Mahkota Baru Dunia Niaga – A Kadir Jasin……..Ha3!

June 22, 2013

TMI June 22, 2013

TIDAK sampai dua bulan selepas Barisan Nasional menang tipis dalam Pilihan Raya Umum 5 Mei, seorang lagi putera mahkota sektor korporat dinobatkan.Bukan alang kepalang nobatnya.

Pada 1 Jun dia dijadikan Tan Sri dan pada 8 Jun dia muncul sebagai taikun baru dunia penyiaran Malaysia. Dia tidak akan menjadi Tan Sri tanpa persetujuan Perdana Menteri, Mohd Najib Abdul Razak, yang pada 8 Jun melancarkan saluran televisyen kabel digital bernama ABNxcess dengan mengisytiharkan yang ia akan membantu menyempitkan jurang digital antara masyarakat Malaysia.

Dengan lesen yang diberikan oleh Suruhanjaya Multimedia dan Telekomunikasi itu, ABNxcess berpotensi melancarkan sehingga 500 saluran TV kabel digital – mengatasi berkali-kali ganda apa yang kini ditawarkan oleh Astro milik T. Ananda Krishnan dan HyppTV milik Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM).

// // Daripada Pemandu Kepada Tuan

Orang istimewa itu adalah K.K. Eswaran yang sehingga baru-baru ini lebih dikenali umum oleh kalangan korporat dan politik sebagai Kenneth Eswaran.
Tidak banyak orang di luar dunia korporat dan politik kenal Eswaran. Tetapi sesiapa saja yang mengenali isi rumah Mohd Najib dari dekat pasti tidak akan terlepas pandang siapa Eswaran. Keakrabannya dengan Mohd Najib dan isterinya, Rosmah Mansor adalah luar biasa dan bukan rahsia lagi.

Dalam masa yang singkat dia naik dalam dunia perniagaan dan dipilih menjadi Presiden Dewan Perniagaan dan Perindustrian India Malaysia. Dia adalah antara pelopor pekan “Little India” di Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur.
Sesiapa saja yang kenal dan menyaksikan transformasi Eswaran sejak pembunuhan kejam majikannya, Francis Clement D’cruz di Johor Baru pada tahun 2003, tentu takjub dan teruja.


Apa yang dia lakukan selepas pembunuhan bosnya bolehlah ditakrifkan sebagai “memangku” aset korporat dan peribadi yang ditinggalkan oleh mendiang D’Cruz.


Seorang peniaga dari India, yang berupa rakan kongsi D’cruz, disyaki melakukan pembunuhan itu dan tidak pernah ditangkap.

Tetapi Eswaran tidak muncul dalam radar perniagaan dan politik Malaysia sehinggalah dia menjadi sangat akrab dan sering menjadi tetamu isi rumah Mohd Najib dan Rosmah.(Saya membilang beliau sebagai antara penyokong Mohd Najib yang hadir di rumahnya di Pekan pada hari penamaan calon PRU 2008).

Dapat Pinjaman RM500 Juta

Eswaran melancarkan rangkaian TV kabel itu dengan menggunakan syarikat bernama Asian Broadcasting Network (ABN) yang dimiliki bersama dengan dua orang bekas penjawat awam kanan, iaitu Laksamana (Bersara) (Tan Sri) Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor (10 peratus) dan (Tan Sri) Mohamad Noor Abdul Rahim (20 peratus).
Jentera korporat utama Eswaran ialahPinehill Pacific Berhad, sebuah syarikat perladangan berukuran kecil,  yang asalnya Benta Rubber Estates Ltd dan pada 1971 ditukar menjadi Benta Plantations Berhad serta disenaraikan di Bursa Malaysia.

Pada tahun 2011, Pinehill mencatatkan perdagangan bernilai RM50.3 juta dan keuntungan RM4.1 juta. Tiga tahun berturut-turut sebelum itu ia mengalami kerugian.
Dalam dunia korporat, penanda aras nilai dan keyakinan pasaran terhadap seseorang usahawan adalah kesediaan bank memberi pinjaman kepadanya.
Dalam kes Eswaran dan ABNxcess, media massa telah melaporkan yang Bank Pembangunan memberi pinjaman sebanyak RM500 juta. Sumber-sumber perbankan berkata, itu adalah had maksimum yang boleh diberikan kepada seseorang peminjam. Wallahualam.

* Ini adalah pendapat peribadi penulis dan tidak semestinya mewakili pandangan The Malaysian Insider.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. truthseeker permalink
    June 24, 2013 6:01 am

    i have a feeling the days of bums and buffoons acting as billionaires are coming to an end..

    The Bank Of International Settlements Warns The Monetary Kool-Aid Party Is Over
    When a month ago the Central Banks’ Central Bank, aka the Bank of International Settlements (or BIS) in Basel where the MIT central-planning braintrust meets every few months to decide the fate of the world, warned that the Fed-induced collateral shortage is distorting the markets, few paid attention. That the implication behind said warning was that QE can not continue at the current pace, was just as lost. A few short weeks later following the biggest plunge in markets since 2011 in the aftermath of Bernanke’s taper tantrum, some are finally willing to listen.

    However, they will certainly not like what the BIS just released as a follow up, both in the form of the BIS’ 83rd Annual Report, and the speech by Jaime Caruana to commemorate said annual meeting. For the simple reason that it reads like a run of the mill Sunday morning Zero Hedge sermon, which says, almost verbatim, that the days of kicking the can via flawed monetary policy are now over, and that the time for central banks to end the monetary morphine drip has finally come.

    The BIS message, as summarized by the FT, is that “central banks must head for the exit and stop trying to spur a global economic recovery… cheap and plentiful central bank money had merely bought time, warning that more bond buying would retard the global economy’s return to health by delaying adjustments to governments’ and households’ balance sheets.”

    Here is a better summary of the BIS’ unprecedented U-Turn on its 5 year long monetary strategy, in its own selected words:

    The BIS conclusion:

    Is this a call for undifferentiated, simultaneous and comprehensive tightening of all policies? The short answer is no. Concrete measures need to be tailored to country-specific circumstances and needs. And the timing need not be simultaneous, although in some places it may be difficult to avoid an overall reduction in accommodation because some policies have clearly hit their limits.

    Ours is a call for acting responsibly now to strengthen growth and avoid even costlier adjustment down the road. And it is a call for recognising that returning to stability and prosperity is a shared responsibility. Monetary policy has done its part. Recovery now calls for a different policy mix – with more emphasis on strengthening economic flexibility and dynamism and stabilising public finances.

    Finally, today’s large flows of goods, services and capital across borders make economic and financial stability a shared international responsibility. Cross-border effects of domestic policy action are intrinsic to globalisation. Understanding spillovers and finding ways to avoid the unintended effects is central to the work of the BIS. And continued discussions among central banks and supervisors – discussions that the BIS facilitates and promotes – are essential for avoiding national biases in policymaking. Such national bias runs the risk of undermining globalisation and thus blocking the road to sustained growth for the global economy.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-06-23/bank-international-settlements-warns-monetary-kool-aid-party-over

  2. truthseeker permalink
    June 24, 2013 6:38 am

    [KR461] Keiser Report: Global Financial Holocaust
    Posted on June 22, 2013 by Stacy Herbert — 88 Comments ↓

    We discuss pepper spraying protesters while contemplating possibly, maybe one day out in the far distant future charging banksters for ‘reckless misconduct’ – aka destroying the global financial, monetary and economic systems. In the second half, Max talks to the author of a new book, Transforming Economy: From Corrupted Capitalism to Connected Communities, Zeus Yiamouyiannis of citizenzeus.com about an Academy Award for best horror fraud going to Fraudclosure; the use of kitty litter collateral to back the global financial system and ending your contribution to the phoney economy.

    Read more at http://www.maxkeiser.com/#LOZj6kHrmzpxbj9j.99

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