Carbon Credits

This is done also as a Boiler room Scam . People Business been cold called and been offered Carbon Credits

The scam: A carbon credit is a generic term used for certificates or permits allowing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. When sold to a casual investor, they’re very unlikely to be able to sell or trade them.

How it works: Salespeople cold call investors, although contact can also come by email, post or at a seminar. You may be offered carbon credit certificates, voluntary emission reductions (VERs), certified emission reductions (CERs) or an opportunity to invest in ‘green’ schemes/projects that generate carbon credits as a return on your investment. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says an increasing number of firms are using dubious, high-pressure sales tactics.

Why it’s a scam: Claims are made that carbon credits are ‘certified’, but this isn’t recognised by any UK compensation scheme. Projects generating carbon credits are usually based overseas, and authorities here can’t control their quality or validity. Crucially, there isn’t a viable secondary market for ordinary investors to sell or trade. The FCA doesn’t regulate carbon credits, so if things go wrong, you won’t be able to access the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) or Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

How to invest legitimately: Trading carbon credits requires skill, understanding and experience, so seek independent advice before handing over money. It’s possible to invest in regulated funds, which place your money into the shares of companies that do good for the environment.

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September 25, 2023NewsWorks Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi visits the landslide at the embankment slope located along KM117 west bound of the East Coast Expressway 1 (LPT1) in Temerloh, Bernama pic  A total of 1,577 high-risk slopes have been identified nationwide to date, said Works Minister Datuk Seri Alexander Nanta Linggi. He said the ministry will apply for an allocation of RM17 million in the upcoming budget to install early warning systems to monitor the slopes. “In addition, the ministry is always on standby, especially during the monsoon season which is coming soon, and we will improve our services based on past experience,” he said. He was speaking at a press conference after visiting the landslide at the embankment slope located along KM117 west bound of the East Coast Expressway 1 (LPT1), here today. Nanta said repair works, which started on September 13, were completed earlier than scheduled and the stretch between KM117.8 and KM117.9 will be reopened at the latest by 6pm today. “The top priority is the safety and convenience of road users and I have directed for long-term measures to be taken to ensure the prevention of such incidents,” he said. On September 10, cracks formed on the surface of the road believed to have been caused by an embankment slope collapse in the area where flood mitigation works were being carried out. On a separate development, Nanta said RM180 million has been allocated so far this year for road repairs in Pahang. He added that RM38 million was also allocated to repair 12 federal roads in the state which were damaged by floods, with three of them completed and the rest still in progress. — Bernama Post Views: 9 Link to this post! [...]
September 22, 2023NewsFormer prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak is pictured at the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex, in Kuala Lumpur, After having received over RM2.2 billion of funds originating from 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) in his two personal AmIslamic bank accounts in 2011 until June 2014, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak in late 2014 received RM45.8 million of money originating from a 1MDB subsidiary’s US$975 million bank loan, money trails based on bank documents have shown. At the High Court here, Bank Negara Malaysia analyst Adam Ariff Mohd Roslan today gave a detailed analysis of how 1MDB subsidiary 1MDB Energy Holdings Limited’s (1MEHL) US$975 million borrowed from Deutsche Bank was passed through two fake Aabar companies and a company owned by Malaysian fugitive Low Taek Jho’s associate Eric Tan Kim Loong before a small portion totalling RM45.8 million reached Najib in a matter of four months. Adam Ariff was testifying as the 47th prosecution witness in Najib’s trial, where the former finance minister is facing 25 charges over RM2.28 billion of 1MDB funds said to have entered his private bank accounts. Based on bank documents, 1MEHL in September 2014 asked Deutsche Bank to let it borrow US$500 million and US$475 million, with the total loan being US$975 milion. 1MEHL also asked Deutsche Bank to send US$223.333 million and US$457,984,607 of those borrowed funds to the UBS account of Aabar Investments PJS Limited. (This Aabar was incorporated in Seychelles and is now known to be a fake Aabar mimicking the name of the actual Abu Dhabi-owned firm Aabar Investments PJS, and the fake Aabar’s UBS account was opened in July 2014.) As a whole, this fake Aabar otherwise known as Aabar-Seychelles received on September 3 and September 30, 2014 a total of US$681,317,607 or over US$681 million of money that came from 1MEHL’s bank loan. Out of the US$681 million, Aabar-Seychelles then transferred US$226 million in four transactions to yet another fake Aabar known as Aabar International Investments Ltd on four different days from October 16, 2014 to November 17, 2014. This fake company Aabar International was incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, while its bank account at Amicorp, Barbados was opened on September 18, 2014, just about a month before money came in from Aabar-Seychelles. Immediately after receiving the US$226 million from Aabar-Seychelles, the British Virgin Islands-incorporate Aabar International transferred an almost identical sum totalling US$225.5 million in four transactions to Vista Equity International Partners Limited on about the same days within the same period. These four transfers from Aabar International to Vista Equity would be namely US$82 million (October 16, 2014), US$28 million (October 24, 2014), US$92 million (November 7, 2014) and US$23.5 million (November 17, 2014). Based on an October 8, 2014 document for Vista Equity’s opening of its account at the same Amicorp bank, Adam Ariff said this company had a registered address in the Seychelles and with Tan named as its beneficiary owner. Tan was also named as Vista Equity’s authorised signatory. Low is better known as Jho Low, and the prosecution on the first day of trial had described Tan as Low’s “shadow” and Low as Najib’s mirror image and alter ego. At the High Court, Bank Negara Malaysia analyst Adam Ariff Mohd Roslan today gave a detailed analysis of how 1MDB subsidiary 1MDB Energy Holdings Limited’s (1MEHL) US$975 million borrowed from Deutsche Bank was passed through two fake Aabar companies and a company owned by Malaysian fugitive Low Taek Jho’s associate Eric Tan Kim Loong before a small portion totalling RM45.8 million reached Najib in a matter of four months. — Picture by Firdaus Latif Adam Ariff testified that the Tan-controlled Vista Equity had then transferred out money equivalent to US$13,973,804.15 (US$13.97 million) in the form of £8,706,021.92 (£8.7 million) to Najib’s AmIslamic bank account which carried the codename “AmPrivate Banking-1MY” in four transactions between October 17, 2014 and December 17, 2014. The £8.7 million was then converted into Malaysian ringgit before being credited into Najib’s “AmPrivate Banking-1MY” account in five transactions during the October 23, 2014 to December 19, 2014 period. From Adam Ariff’s money trail based on bank documents, a total of RM45,825,918.13 or RM45.8 million reached Najib’s “AmPrivate Banking-1MY” through those five transactions. The five transactions equivalent to £8.7 million which reached Najib are RM30,032,250 (RM30 million) on October 23, 2014; RM3,624,473.70 (RM3.6 million) on November 24, 2014; RM11,567.57 on November 26, 2014; RM5,360,065 (RM5.36 million) on December 10, 2014; and RM6,809,129.43 (RM6.8 million) on December 19, 2014. This is the final part of the fourth phase of the 1MDB scheme which Adam Ariff has been presenting to the High Court over these four days. With this RM45 million entering Najib’s “AmPrivate Banking-1MY”, there would have been RM2.28 billion of 1MDB-originated funds from all four phases that were shown by Adam Ariff as having entered Najib’s AmIslamic bank accounts. Earlier this week, Adam Ariff laid out the money trail for first and second phase of the 1MDB scheme, saying that the RM60 million and RM90 million which were sent to Najib’s AmIslamic account with the codename “AmPrivate Banking-MR” in 2011 and 2012 respectively could all be traced back to funds belonging to 1MDB and 1MDB’s subsidiary 1MDB Energy (Langat) Limited’s (1MELL). The first phase saw US$20 million or RM60 million of 1MDB funds travelling through Low’s company Good Star Limited’s RBS Coutts bank account and to a bank account belonging to a “Prince Faisal bin Turki bin Bandar Al Saud” before it reached Najib’s account which had RM484 as its balance then, while the second phase saw US$30 million or RM90 million of 1MELL’s funds flowed through accounts including Jho Low’s associate’s Tan’s Blackstone Asia Real Estate Partners’s account before reaching Najib’s account. As for the third phase, Adam Ariff had yesterday showed how US$681 million from a US$2.72 billion debt taken on by 1MDB subsidiary 1MDB Global Investments Limited (1GIL) was funnelled out for purported investments, only to end up passing through Jho Low’s associate Tan’s two companies Granton Property Holding Limited and Tanore Finance Corp before ending up in Najib’s “AmPrivate Banking-MR” account in 2013. Najib’s account had over RM879 million before the US$681 million (RM2.081 billion) came in. Earlier today, Adam Ariff also confirmed that RM4 million of funds originating from 1MEHL’s US$250 million bank loan had passed through two companies also owned and controlled by Jho Low’s associate Tan — Affinity Equity International Partners Limited and Blackrock Commodities (Global) Limited — before reaching Najib’s “AmPrivate Banking-1MY” account in June 2014. In other words, in each of the four phases of the 1MDB scheme, money had flowed from 1MDB and its subsidiaries through companies owned by Low or Tan before reaching Najib’s AmIslamic bank accounts. On the first day of trial, the prosecution had said it would show that 1MDB funds had been transferred in multiple transactions to Najib’s accounts, namely US$20 million equivalent to RM60,629,839.43 or over RM60 million from the first phase, US$30 million equivalent to RM90,899,927.28 or over RM90 million (second phase), US$681 million equivalent to RM2,081,476,926 or over RM2 billion (third phase), and transactions in British pound that were equivalent to RM4,093,500 and RM45,837,485.70 or a combined total of RM49,930,985.70 million or over RM49 million (fourth phase). Najib’s 1MDB trial before judge Datuk Collin Lawrence Sequerah resumes on October 9, with Adam Ariff expected to continue testifying. Post Views: 14 Link to this post! [...]
September 14, 2023NewsIn a statement, the committee also said it welcomes the Rahmah Menu Incentive Card initiative for Rahmah Menu traders to buy raw materials at a cheaper price and this, is believed, will encourage more traders to get involved in preparing the Rahmah Menu. — Picture by Firdaus Latif The Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Domestic Trade, Entrepreneurship, Cost of Living and Agriculture, among others, recommended that the 2024 allocation for the Rahmah Sales Programme be increased. The committee, in a statement today, said the recommendations, made after the committee meeting yesterday, are intended to help ease the burden of the cost of living of more people. “The committee also welcomes the Rahmah Menu Incentive Card initiative for Rahmah Menu traders to buy raw materials at a cheaper price and this, is believed, will encourage more traders to get involved in preparing the Rahmah Menu. “The committee also recommends that the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN) get more local traders to be involved in the Rahmah Sales programme,” read the statement. Post Views: 27 Link to this post! [...]
September 13, 2023NewsOpposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today maintained he did not meet Datuk Seri Najib Razak in Indonesia last week, saying he need not fly to the republic to meet the prime minister when he can do so in Parliament here. “We could also meet at the Prime Minister’s Office,” Anwar was quoted as saying by Malay-language news portal Sinar Harian today On Saturday, a website speculated that Najib would meet Anwar in Indonesia owing to the fact that both were in the republic at the same time. It further claimed that the meeting had been planned at least a week ahead and was a bid to help the Umno president shore up his defences ahead of his party’s election this year and before Parliament convenes on Monday. Post Views: 21 Link to this post! [...]
September 11, 2023NewsKuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KL Kepong) today denied its Indonesian subsidiary was involved in slash-and-burn land clearing in the republic that has thrown a blanket of haze over the region, after it was named by an Indonesian official yesterday. The plantations conglomerate maintained that its subsidiary, PT Adei, dealt primarily with mature, fruit-bearing palms and did not engage in land clearing activities for the purpose of new seedlings. “KL Kepong wishes to reiterate its adoption of strict zero burning policy. KL Kepong does not subscribe to irresponsible burning practices and is in full compliance with the ASEAN Policy on Zero Burning for its plantations operations in Malaysia and Indonesia,” it was reported as saying by The Star on its website today. Yesterday, Indonesian Environment Minister Balthasar Kambuaya accused Malaysian plantation companies of ordering locals to start the forest fires and shifting the blame onto the republic. Among the companies involved that Balthasar had reportedly named was PT Tunggal Mitra Plantation, a unit of Minamas Plantation and a subsidiary of Malaysia-based Sime Darby Plantations, one of the world’s largest listed oil palm plantations. The other plantations named were PT Adei Plantation, owned by KL Kepong, PT Langgam Inti Hibrida, PT Bumi Reksa Nusa Sejati, PT Udaya Loh Denawi, PT Jatim Jaya Perkasa, PT Multi Gambut Industri, and PT Mustika Agro Lestari. Earlier today, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng urged Putrajaya to verify Balthasar’s claims, saying that the firms named must be sanctioned if they are shown to be involved in the land clearing as alleged. “If Malaysian plantation companies were proven to have carried out such open burning that had caused the present haze crisis, it can be construed as an act of betrayal to Malaysians and the environment so they should be severely and sternly punished, not only by the Indonesian government but also by the Malaysian government,” the DAP secretary-general said in a statement. Yesterday, the federal government declared emergencies in Muar and Ledang, both in Johor, after the air pollutant index (API) hit 750 in Muar on Sunday morning. By official measures, API readings between 51 and 100 are considered “moderate”, while the 101 to 200 range is considered “unhealthy”. Air quality between 201 and 300 is “very unhealthy” while “hazardous” is applied to API scores topping 300. Southeast Asia’s worst haze crisis took place in 1997-1998, causing widespread health problems and costing the regional economy billions of dollars as a result of business and air transport disruptions. The now-annual affair triggered allegedly due to land-clearing activities by plantation firms in Indonesia has also caused friction among the ASEAN neighbours, with regular bouts of finger-pointing over which was ultimately to blame for plunging the region into smog. Post Views: 22 Link to this post! [...]

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