Siapa kata Singapura ni terer sangat! Tengok lah berita terbaru ni, Temasek, iaitu investment arm utama Kerajaan Singapura rugi sampai 1 billion dolar US (Dolar US bukan Dolar Sing) main share Barclays Bank!
Bulan lepas pula depa baru rugi 4.6 billion dolar US hal yang sama, cuma yang itu berkenaan saham Bank of America.
Ini satu tamparan pada ramai rakyat-rakyat Malaysia yang hidupnya mengutuk dan menghina hampir setiap aspek pentadbiran di Malaysia seolah-olah kita ini teruk sangat, bodoh sangat.
Tak keterlaluan kalau saya katakan bahawa dalam setiap kritikan pemuja-pemuja Singapore ini, yang banyak daripadanya boleh dibaca dalam komen-komen Malaysia Today, tersirat sentimen yang mengatakan Melayu tak pandai mentadbir dan orang Singapore juga yang pandai.
Bacalah artikel kat bawah ni. Tak la pandai mana pun.
Temasek sells Barclays stake at 1 bln dlr loss
2 hours ago
SINGAPORE (AFP) — Singapore investment firm Temasek Holdings has sold its stake in Barclays bank at a loss of 500-600 million pounds (815.38-978.45 million US), a report said Thursday.
Unnamed officials were quoted by the Straits Times as saying that Temasek had disposed of the shares, estimated at two percent, between December and January. However, the state-linked firm declined to comment.
"It is inappropriate for us to comment on unsourced reports," a Temasek spokesman said in a statement to AFP.
The reported sale followed a statement Tuesday by an Abu Dhabi state-owned firm that it sold a chunk of its holding in the British lender for a sizeable profit.
International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) sold its shares for a total of 3.5 billion pounds, according to Credit Suisse Securities, handing it a gain of 1.5 billion pounds in just seven months.
IPIC had in a statement said it was selling 1.3 billion shares or 13.5 percent of Barclays. The sale leaves IPIC with 5.0 percent of the bank's stock.
Temasek sold its stake in the bank at a time many thought it would be brought under British government control as the credit crisis bit and its share price fell. However, Barclays has since recovered.
Temasek and the Government of Singapore Investment Corp, the city-state's other state investment vehicle, poured billions into Western banks but have seen their holdings' value dive as they were hit by the global economic crisis.
Last month, Temasek announced it had sold its stake in Bank of America without giving any details, although industry analysts calculated it lost about 4.6 billion US dollars in the transaction.
Temasek's chief executive Ho Ching said last month that it would reduce its exposure to Western nations and increase its focus in Asia and other emerging markets such as Latin America and Russia.
"As Asia continues to develop, it continues to de-risk. We are increasingly more confident on Asia's future," Ho said.
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