Don’t politicise 1MDB, says Arul Kanda

1MDB president Arul Kanda Kandasamy says the company’s debts have gone down from RM50 billion to RM31 billion.

SEREMBAN: 1MDB president and CEO Arul Kanda Kandasamy has urged politicians not to politicise issues related to the company ahead of the May 9 election.

“At the Tun Razak Exchange, international companies like HSBC and Prudential have bought land to build their headquarters. So, we can see that the rationalisation plan is successful.

“When I joined the company, its debts were RM50 billion, and now there is only RM31 billion left. All the debts are long-term and in keeping with the long-term assets of the company,” he told reporters in Ampangan here yesterday.

Arul added that political parties should debate based on facts or policies and not dwell on personal attacks.

“For instance, when PAS has questions about 1MDB, they invite me to give an explanation.

“Do not be like DAP politicians who call me stupid, idiot and liar. I am sad with this kind of politicking.

“The problem with the pro-opposition media is that they only want answers that they want to hear,” he said, adding that his answers were based on facts, documents and the public view.