Bernama dissed PTI report
No, we are not referring to PTI as in Pendatang Tanpa Izin but the Press Trust of India.
On 18th January 2011, the PTI report was headlined “India 4th largest in Asia for illicit money flows: Report” as shown below in the oneindia newsportal –
Bernama re-published the same but with a tiny omission –
The headline looks more absurd to Malaysian readers when in the following paragraph, Malaysia was listed at no: 5 with no India mentioned.
[For a detailed explanation on ‘Malaysia follows a distant second with USD291 billion’, please read item 33 – table 4 in the GFI report]
And of course, dumbstruck PM Najib passed the buck to BNM to respond.
a) In the latest Global Financial Integrity (GFI) report dated January 2011, India is at no: 15. Read item 24 – Chart 5.
b) The same GFI report stated that the cumulative IFF value on Malaysia for the period 2000 – 2008 totalled at US$291.32 billion[approx RM890 billion @ 3.06] i.e. US$22.21/21.01/12.15/17.73/19.58/38.78/44.38/47.24/68.24 billion y/y respectively.