KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim once again urged Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to apologise for the slanderous statements made against him over the debt waiver scheme for Felda settlers.
In a brief statement issued today, Anwar said he is releasing part of the Assignment for Financial Service Reserve Account 1 (FSRA 1) agreement documents pertaining to Government Guarantee for Felda which he signed as the Finance Minister.
The three pages of the FSRA agreement showed that it was signed on June 26, 2023, by Anwar on behalf of the Government of Malaysia and the then Felda chairman Tan Sri Idris Jusoh and Felda Director-General Datuk Amiruddin Abdul Satar.
The signing of the document was witnessed by Deputy Secretary-General of Treasury (Investment) Datuk Anis Rizana Mohd Zainudin.
At an event in Tanjong Karang, Selangor last night, Anwar said he would release proof today that he had signed the debt waiver scheme for Felda settlers.
Anwar was responding to Muhyiddin’s demand for an open and unconditional written apology from him (Anwar) following Anwar’s claim that the Felda settlers’ debts totalling RM8.3 billion had never been waived under Muhyiddin’s administration.
The letter of demand dated July 18 was issued through solicitors, Messrs Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership.
Anwar prior to this claimed that under the Perikatan Nasional government’s 2021 and 2022 national budgets, there had been no allocations to resolve and dispose of Felda’s debts.
The Ministry of Finance in a statement today confirmed that the FSRA agreement was signed by Anwar as the Prime Minister and Finance Minister on June 26 and involved a Government Guarantee of up to RM9.9 billion for Felda to restructure the agency’s loans through the issuance of sukuk and revolving credit as part of efforts to restore Felda’s financial position.