Hornbill Unleashed

October 8, 2010

Taib’s massive headache….. He deserves it!

By HU Editor

( Video Inside )This is outrageous and disastrous. Will the state government spend astronomical sums of Sarawakians’ money to clear up the mess or just let the rotting logs flow into the South China Sea? Will the culprits be prosecuted?

The Chief Minister, in charge of issuing logging licences for the last 30 years (and indiscriminate destruction of our forests), should be held responsible.

Related Link :- Log-jammed river disaster unfolding in Sarawak – Now in Sibu!




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  2. no more of these skunk faces in sarawak…from taib to all his skunk cronies.

    Comment by kuching hitam — February 16, 2012 @ 12:05 AM | Reply

  3. Why waste all those timbers?? Those who live in winter season really need those..would be better to donate them than to waste it away like this

    Comment by Walao Eh — October 17, 2010 @ 11:15 PM | Reply

  4. makai besai

    Comment by andy — October 17, 2010 @ 11:46 AM | Reply

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  6. Taik,George Chan…., NAH!

    Comment by Sarawakian — October 13, 2010 @ 5:00 PM | Reply

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  9. Very funny to recall back how Masing can DENY all Taib’s corruption and still feeling NOT GUILTY even though Bakun Dam clearly detrimental to his own displaced Dayak folks and even claimed IT’S THE CORRECT WAY OF DOING IT! WOOOHHOOHH!!!

    Masing pleads ‘not guilty’ over indigenous displacement

    Sarawak Land Development Minister James Masing told a tv news channel that he has absolutely no guilt over the displacement of indigenous people caused by the construction of hydro-electric dams in the state.
    Mar 21, 09 2:32pm

    Sarawak Land Development Minister James Masing told a tv news channel that he has absolutely no guilt over the displacement of indigenous people caused by the construction of hydro-electric dams in the state.

    “I don’t feel guilty. I feel that is the correct way of doing it. I don’t have any guilt feeling for trying to help my people,” said Masing on the Al-Jazeera’s 101 East programme Thursday night. [Watch 10-min video]

    Host Fauziah Ibrahim had asked Masing if he felt guilty, as a person of indigenous descent, over indigenous people being displaced to make way for economic development.

    During the programme, Masing defended the construction of dams, such as the massive Bakun hydroelectric dam and the proposal to build 12 new ones, because the state government was preparing for the future.

    “Sarawak has enough energy as it is today. But we must look 20 years down the road. By that time we may not have enough energy. You know very well the cost of fuel (is escalating),” he said.

    Masing defends CM

    Masing also defended the involvement of Cahaya Mata Sarawak (CMS), a company owned by family members of Chief Minister Taib Mahmud in the construction of the dams.

    “The dam constructions are done to legal tenders. The lowest tender gets it. It doesn’t matter if CMS or somebody else. It must be done on tender basis.

    “That is very transparent. The international community can take a look at it… it is an open book for everyone to look,” he said.

    When Fuziah pointed out that there are numerous cases in which projects were given to companies linked to Taib without open tenders, Masing said: “I was not aware of it”.

    Fuziah replied by that the Similajau aluminum smelting plant was given to CMS while the construction of several bridges were awarded to Titanium Management Sdn Bhd, which Taib’s eldest son Mahmud Abu Bekir holds substantial interest in.

    ‘Everything was transparent’

    Even with evidence presented before him, Masing maintained that these awards were given fairly and in accordance with the law.

    “We have rules and laws… If there is a decision made by people who have vested interest, there are laws which does not allow it. It is illegal for people in authority to give authority with vested interest.

    “All these things have been done through open tenders. They are transparent,” he said.

    “In the case of the aluminum smelter, there were a few companies that were asked to bid for it. I know. And the best company gets it.

    “Unfortunately, it was given to a company where the authority has some interest. But it is done legally,” he added.

    ‘I’m a friend of the chief minister’

    Meanwhile, Fuziah also scrutinised Masing over his links to Taib. Masing admitted that he was an “ally” to Taib, but gave a less outright answer when asked if he was Taib’s “crony”.

    “I don’t think (so). Crony means friends. I am a friend of the chief minister,” he said.

    On whether there was “crony capitalism” going on in Sarawak, Masing replied in the negative because no one has been brought to book over such matters .

    “I don’t think so. If there is, those who deal in it would be dealt by the law. Until today, there is nothing. One must assume there is no cronyism as such,” he said .

    On who would keep the chief minister and his family accountable, Masing said the electorate would .

    “I believe the voters in Sarawak are a very intelligent group of people,” he added.

    Comment by Dayak Mudah Lupa — October 11, 2010 @ 9:57 AM | Reply

  10. my heart bleeds on seeing this environmental disaster!

    Comment by nsalba — October 11, 2010 @ 12:50 AM | Reply

  11. Remember Sarawakians. Our hands are tied. Lim Kit Siang & other PR leaders can be denied access to this state simply because Taib abused your autonomous rights over immigration.

    Comment by Alan — October 10, 2010 @ 5:47 PM | Reply

  12. people of sarawak must wake up. you have voted them in power and this is the price you pay. dont blame the govenment. blame yourself. blame yourself voting the wrong party or blame yourself for being irresponsible for not going to vote.

    vote for the future sarawakian children is more important than for yourself. vote for the new malaysian dream.

    Comment by leonghoyee — October 10, 2010 @ 1:14 PM | Reply

    • dear Leonghoyee, i agree whit you. pliz open your fucking stupid eye and mind. Use your brain . Vote for future. Our federal and state goverment at stupid and curroption. All are fucking M……….. I want Sarawak like Penang. Lim Guan End , pliz come and help all Sarawakian.

      Comment by Petr Son — October 11, 2010 @ 7:42 AM | Reply

      • Guan Eng is a likely user of neurotech and undemocratic like you won’t believe in a Technofascist manner, a PAP, USA, Zionist puppet. You must be mad or stupid to want him.

        Comment by AgreeToDisagree — May 10, 2011 @ 5:22 PM | Reply

  13. Meanwhile, Land Development Minister Datuk Seri James Masing blamed unscrupulous timber companies for the disaster. He travelled up the river to Kapit yesterday and was disturbed by what he saw.

    “I have gone around the world telling people that we are doing logging correctly. Now this happens. What will people think of us? We must take action against these unscrupulous timber companies.”


    (jaga2 ckit ahhh….nnti boss you cekik lu baru tau)

    Comment by headhunter 2 — October 10, 2010 @ 1:40 AM | Reply

    • Biar boss cekik bang ooooiii. asalkan rakyat tau dia buat kerja lurus. Yang salah memang salah. Kita ada hak bersuara. Kita demokraksi ma….ada hak la. apa …kalau boss salah n bodoh kita masih nak support? tak patut…………..pakai otk lah bertindak. i support Yb Masing

      Comment by Petr Son — October 11, 2010 @ 7:53 AM | Reply

  14. I’m totally shocked how Tahi has raped Sarawak. It just amazes me how can a person can be allowed to sodomize the state for more than two decades. I truly hope Sarawakians will kick the umNO from the state and country. We have to put that Tahi in prison for a long long time.

    Comment by Peter — October 9, 2010 @ 10:15 PM | Reply

  15. If erosion due to heavy deforestation cause this, just imagine when it happen to the dam(N)……Is there any evacuation plan or any plan if disaster strike? Or we are more concern on the money in their bag…. Every log you see in here have His Name on it…Mr 20percent…..


    Comment by crazy — October 9, 2010 @ 2:43 PM | Reply

  16. goody, Pek Moh can now sing ‘Cry me a River’

    Comment by angela ooi — October 9, 2010 @ 2:20 PM | Reply

  17. taib taib apa dah jadi ni tu le nak kaya janganlen menyusahkan rakyat. Wahai rakyat Sarawak tak cukup ke lagi nak membantu CM anda ni tukarle orang lain

    Comment by kapt(B) — October 9, 2010 @ 2:02 PM | Reply

    • Yalah …..dia tu dah kaya tapi harus malu……buat duit dia….i tak respect pun dia and anak2 or cucu dia. Sulaiman….otak tuyu…..malas nak respect dia. anak bodoh…..guna nama bapa si taib …..kalau i jumpa dia kat pasar, i lalu saja….buat apa nak respect……buang masa….i respect bapa i.

      Comment by Petr Son — October 11, 2010 @ 7:56 AM | Reply

  18. What we had witnessed over the past two days could only be a trickle of landslide and debris which will be preceded by another massive landslide. The worst is yet to come. Kapit and Sibu should virtually be placed on RED ALERT !

    Comment by Petrus — October 9, 2010 @ 2:01 PM | Reply

  19. Did you hear the chinese man shouting “Mer Sieh Mer Sieh” towards the end of the clip ? That’s not a good thing for Taik Mabuk. The guy is actually cursing Taib and that spell would be very strong on Taik’s dynasty. God bless Taik and the dynasty.

    Comment by Jibby Rules — October 9, 2010 @ 1:27 PM | Reply

  20. ‘GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS’ or so the saying goes. With the impending Sarawak State Elections due to be announced pretty soon this will definitely throw a spanner in to the works for Taib and his gang of merry men. Time for the likes of him and those of his ilk in Semenanjung to be thrown out sooner rather than later!!!!!

    Comment by humblediver.blogspot.com — October 9, 2010 @ 1:23 PM | Reply

  21. Bring in the world news media..into the picture CNN,BBC,AL JAZEERA…CNBC…show to the world what corruption will do to a state..its cancerous….you cannot hide…

    Comment by heehah — October 9, 2010 @ 1:14 PM | Reply

  22. The writing is on the Wall for the end of Taib Bomoh Government and Legacy. Next election all the BN Candidates will be floating in all Sarawak Major rivers includng Pek Mo Taib as dead corpse and rotten bodies eaten by BUJANG SENANG,(BARISAN RAKYAAT)eating and consuming all of them into the Croc stomach untill full and left with nothing to the wind.

    Comment by BUJANG SENANG — October 9, 2010 @ 12:27 PM | Reply

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  24. What a shame. What a shame.What will the world think of us? The CM and his timber tycoon cronies must be held responsible. The amount of timber and wood debris must surely indicate wholesale rape of our forests. Lim Keng Yaik once said Malaysia practices sustainable timber harvesting. What say you now LKY?

    Comment by steve lim — October 9, 2010 @ 11:38 AM | Reply

  25. […] Taib’s massive headache….. He deserves it ! […]

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  26. “Pro-logging people used to say Sarawak economy will collapse if logging is stopped, but would the economy of the Rajang not be hit now by unrestrained logging and lack of ecologic management?”

    I heard someone exclaim in Foochow on the video: End of the World !

    Today a disaster on the mother river of Sarawak, a few decades from now a Hungarian type disaster from aluminium industry?

    The jungle wealth of Sarawak on photo-spot display to the world, eco-systems wiped out, native habitat denied in the name of “Politics of Development.”

    Pro-logging people used to say Sarawak economy will collapse if logging is stopped, but would the economy of the Rajang not be hit now by unrestrained logging and lack of ecologic management?

    Disruption to river transport, commerce, even access to health service. If bridges may not be at risk, would riverside town wharves and jetties not be at risk ?

    Logs floating 100-200 miles from above Kapit to Sibu. Imagine the wealth, if Sarawak had been sustainably logged, if all the logs are banned from export, and down-line timber industries maximally developed. Enough logs/timber on the Rajang right now floating to the SChina Sea, to lift many communities out of poverty.

    End time for BN.

    Comment by francis ngu — October 8, 2010 @ 5:36 PM | Reply


    CM should consult his bomohs as the log jam is one of the signs from the gods that his mandate is overdue.

    He getting a bitter harvest. All the sugar cane is gone for him…

    Things are coming to a head and he gets blamed for everything. If he had runned a properly regulated efficient and honest government – measures would have been adopted to avoid such disasters and waste…

    How many thousands of hectares of timber were sacrificed?

    Comment by Abang — October 8, 2010 @ 3:52 PM | Reply

  28. Kapit,no road linked to other towns is the birth place of late Tun Jugah,1st PBB president and also one of the signatories when Sarawak joins Malaya in 1967.It is a disgrace and shame for BN to have totally forgot his contributions and hard work.

    Comment by kpt99 — October 8, 2010 @ 3:29 PM | Reply

  29. […] popular Sarawak blog, Hornbill Unleashed, carried some pictures showing the log-jammed river in a posting […]

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  30. Ibans in here in Kapit are complacent with they have and supported BN for decades.the only town not linked by roads

    Comment by kpt99 — October 8, 2010 @ 1:21 PM | Reply

  31. Your title suggests that Taib is such a concern and or he would be bothered by something serious like this. He is NOT! He would even say it is natural, to protect his timber cronies! Something like this deserves a better and more appropriate title like “River of Logs – Responsible parties must answer” or like Malaysia Mirror’s “Log-jammed river disaster unfolding in Sarawak”.

    Comment by ah pek — October 8, 2010 @ 1:00 PM | Reply

  32. What headache? He and his family will take the first flight out of Sarawak on any sign of defeat in election.

    The Sarawak ppl will be left to fend for themselves and clean off the mess.

    Don’t expect the tyrant to shed crocodile tears, he won’t give a damn!

    Comment by ColourBlind — October 8, 2010 @ 9:43 AM | Reply

    • You’re absolutely right.

      Comment by Bourgeois Revolution — October 8, 2010 @ 11:15 AM | Reply

    • Was just wondering … wouldn’t it be fun to watch if you tie him up to one of those logs and let him float all the way to the South China Sea?

      Comment by Wayang Street — October 8, 2010 @ 12:16 PM | Reply

      • Do Najip open his eye………or close 1 side coz fucking taib his friend…….Come sarawak ppl….wake you. You’re are “sleeping f****king giant”. U got your own power. Let Sarawak become penang.

        Comment by Petr Son — October 11, 2010 @ 7:46 AM | Reply

      • Im Sure TAhi Putih go early………..i so angry with his statement last couplt weeks….he CM again coz sarawakian want him bcome CM….ooooo f*****king where got……….all babi.

        Comment by Petr Son — October 11, 2010 @ 7:49 AM | Reply

  33. Kapit,Kapit, reminds me of what the late Jugah said ‘like sugarcan, sweet at the start bitter at the end’.

    If any district most represent the State of Sarawak it is Kapit. The region produces timber, coal, granite etc etc – it is rich but the peopl are poor, it is rich but the infrastructure is shit..

    Comment by gong gong — October 8, 2010 @ 9:27 AM | Reply

    • His stupid grandson is working in cohoot with the thief minister in plundering and robbing from hi own community. I wonder wht was his reward? A Datukship only or much more?

      Comment by Petrus — October 9, 2010 @ 2:07 PM | Reply

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