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Asian Finance Bank likely target as Islamic mega lender, say sources

Posted on 26 June 2012

The controversial plan by regulator Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to set up an Islamic mega bank using public funds could involve the purchase of an existing lender, Asian Finance Bank (AFB), say industry sources. The AFB is one of three foreign Islamic banks in Malaysia.
But perhaps likely to be more troubling than the use of public funds is a move to offer Islamic banking expert Professor Datuk Dr Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim and other “promoters” of the idea up to nine per cent of the shares in the super bank, which is to be capitalised at US$1 billion (RM3.2 billion)………………………………………..Full Article: Source

 
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