21.11.2014 - ‘Be fair’ as 1MDB does good things too, deputy minister tells critics
Deputy Finance Minister Ahmad Maslan revealed today that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had spent a total of RM382.3 million on social initiatives, making it the biggest contributor among state-owned companies. In an attempt to deflect the bad publicity the government investment firm has been getting in the past months, Ahmad appealed to the public to look at the fund's “positive” efforts. “Be fair to 1MDB. Don't only be cynical. Look at it positively,” he said at a press conference in Parliament. Topping the list in 1MDB’s corporate social responsibility drive is the annual haj pilgrimage, for which the sovereign wealth fund had spent RM28.2 million since 2011........................................Full Article: Source
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