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October 2, 2012

Sarawak CM’s son worth more than RM1 billion, says ex-wife

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Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud’s son is worth more than RM1 billion, his former daughter-in-law told a Syariah court here today, when justifying her claims for RM400 million in their divorce settlement.

Shahnaz Abdul Majid, who was married to Taib’s son, Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Abdul Taib, is demanding RM100 million as mutaah (Islamic conciliatory payment) following their recent divorce, and a RM300 million share of joint matrimonial assets.

The couple had finalised their divorce last May, after a long-drawn court battle in which Shahnaz is claiming a total of RM400 million as compensation.

Taib’s former daughter-in-law, Shahnaz Abdul Majid, is claiming that he has personal accounts in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Switzerland. — File picture

“He has personal accounts in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Switzerland,” Shahnaz was quoted by news portal Malaysiakini as saying today during the Islamic court proceeding, referring to Taib’s son Mahmud.

“My claim of RM100 million in mutaah is small as he is worth in excess of RM1 billion. The RM100 million can be said to be worth 10 sen to him,” she was reported as adding.

Shahnaz, the sister of jazz queen Datuk Sheila Majid, was also reported to have said that her former husband has an estimated RM700 million deposited in 111 banking accounts worldwide.

She told the court that Mahmud had squirreled away US$25 million (RM76.3 million) in two personal accounts in Luxembourg’s Edmond de Rothschild bank.

Her ex-husband also has several accounts with the same European bank in Switzerland with deposits of US$31 million, Shahnaz was reported saying.

Mahmud also had several accounts with British banking giant HSBC — two in Jersey with US$34 million in deposits and one in Hong Kong with deposits of US$9.6 million in his name.

All these accounts have a combined value of US$100 million in deposits.

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    Comment by Daryl — February 27, 2013 @ 3:20 PM | Reply

  2. Looks like Melaka CM Ali Rustam has tried to rival Taib to show that he can have a lavish wedding for his son.

    Anyway, Mohd Ali Rastam – Your own son’s wedding and you can’t even pay for it on your own…..shame! shame !shame! Just howler out if you need the taxpayers to pay for your son’s honeymoon, treatment at the private fertility clinic, maternity fees, kenduri for your new born grandson ( if any), and when your son takes on a second wife.

    Comment by Ferhad — October 4, 2012 @ 10:05 AM | Reply

  3. Very sad that Dayak always hungry and poor on purpose by BN

    RM700 million easily feed 900,000 Dayaks in Sarawak

    Or aprroximately RM780 for each Dayak in Sarawak

    RM780 or 26 bags of rice (RM30 beras wangi 10kg)

    A person consume 1 bag rice for 2 months (2 cups cooked rice per day)

    Over 5 years of Free supply of rice for 900,000 Dayaks

    RM700 MILLION = 5 YEARS RICE SUPPLY FOR 900,000 DAYAKS IN SARAWAK!

    RM700 MILLION = 5 YEARS RICE SUPPLY FOR 900,000 DAYAKS IN SARAWAK!

    RM700 MILLION = 5 YEARS RICE SUPPLY FOR 900,000 DAYAKS IN SARAWAK!

    HA HA HA VERY SICK JOKE BN LEFT DAYAK POOR AND HUNGRY LAH
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    Jabu says govt committed to eradicating poverty
    Borneo Post May 18, 2012, Friday

    THIS IS THE RULE: Jabu showing a copy of the Standing Order to Wong (not in the picture) when debating on the poverty eradication programme.

    DEPUTY Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu yesterday assured that the government “is committed to eradicating poverty”, but he wanted people to understand that the poverty line would not be static.

    “Poverty eradication programme does not stop at a particular year. The poverty line in 2020 will be different from that of now.

    “To people who suppress and oppress the opportunity of us eradicating poverty, we will condemn you,” he said when responding to a supplementary question raised by Snowdan Lawan (BN-Balai Ringin) in the august house.

    Jabu, who is also Minister of Rural Development, pledged that the Penans in Long Beluan and Ulu Baram under the Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) would earn a monthly household income of at least RM2,000 by 2016.

    “I can prove to you that by 2016, they can make RM2,000 to RM2,500 per family per month compared to RM300 now.”

    He then blasted the opposition for having deprived the rural community of their opportunities to earn higher income.

    “You, the opposition, do not sympathise with our people.” His comment instantly propelled Wong Ho Leng (DAP-Bukit Assek) to defend the opposition bench.

    Jabu, however, declined to let Wong have the floor. The minister was repeatedly heard saying “Shut up” and “Sit down” as well as “You observe” while showing a copy of the Standing Order (SO).

    When Wong refused to heed the advice, Jabu turned to Speaker Datuk Amar Mohd Asfia Awang Nassar to discipline the opposition leader.

    Although Asfia did step in according to the SO, the debate went on and on with Jabu uttering “Chihuahua is a bitch because it is a female.”

    Jabu also labelled Wong as ‘lawyer buruk’ (terrible lawyer).
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    DCM shocked by claim that Penans are starving
    Bernama News, Saturday, 1 August 2009

    Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan was shocked over news reports about 3,000 Penans in the remote settlements in upper Belaga in the Kapit Division facing starvation due to shortage of food.

    “I’m very shocked…it is impossible. If nobody helps them, the Penans can still survive in the jungle easily as they can hunt for animals and forage for edible plants,” he told reporters here today.

    Dr Chan was asked to comment on today’s newspaper reports which quoted Rural and Regional Development Deputy Minister Datuk Joseph Entulu Belaun that famine had hit about 3,000 Penans in Belaga following crop failure in their five major settlements, and they were crying out to the government for help.

    Entulu, who was with Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Pandikar Amin Mulia and six MPs at the government-built Penan service centre in Lusong Laku early this week, said the Penans were facing starvation over the last three months, relying on tapioca, wild sago and jungle products but supply had run out.

    The five settlements are Long Abit, Long Kajang, Long Tanyit, Long Malin and Long Lidem.

    Meanwhile, Ulu Rejang MP Datuk Billy Abit Joo also expressed shock over the news reports, but also amusement, saying that “shortage of food does not mean the Penans are starving”.

    “There are about 1,000 Penans in the six settlements and they are not starving.

    “The Penans have always faced food shortage due to the destruction of their food source, but this year they had poor rice harvest because the crop had been destroyed by insects and monkeys,” he said.

    However, Abit said the Penans’ harvest could still last about seven months. “The Penans will share their harvest, hunt for animals and look for wild sago as their staple food. They will not starve,” he said. – Bernama

    Comment by Teddy Gumbang — October 4, 2012 @ 9:53 AM | Reply

  4. RM700 Million easy money…

    How to become a Millionaire?

    1. Plant rubber or,
    2. Become Kroni Ali Baba get big projek easy money Jutawan segera
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    Kapit Set To Be High Yielding Rubber Zone – Masing
    Borneo Post, September 13, 2012, Thursday

    KAPIT: Kapit is set to be a high yielding clone rubber plantation zone with the start of a major replanting project under the Rubber Industry Smallholder Development Authority (Risda).

    Risda has so far approved the replanting of 208ha in Nanga Ibau.

    “I hope from Nanga Ibau it will go up to Kapit and the interior. The scheme valued at RM 2,817,487.80 will benefit 82 rubber smallholders covering some 208 hectares of land to be replanted with the high yielding cloned rubber seeding, which would mature within four and a half years,” said Minister of Land Development Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing on Tuesday.

    He was officiating at a pre-planting course and aid presentation to rubber planters at Rumah Jeffery Nudong Jawa, Nanga Ibau.

    Masing pointed out that the high yielding cloned rubber would be a profitable and flexible option for smallholders.

    “A team of husband and wife can tap some three acres of land, approximately 600 trees per day. Based on the current market price, it is RM400 per acre. Multiplied by three acres so it is RM1,200 per day.

    “This is very profitable. One month they tap an average of eight days, while the other 20 plus days, they are free and could do other things like vegetable planting or livestock rearing,” he said.

    The Baleh assemblyman explained that rubber was also more suitable for locals.

    “To plant rubber is most relevant in Kapit as there’s less disease compared to other cash crops, it is easy to manage and the rubber industry is very friendly to the natives here.

    “At one time we were all associated with rubber. When I was small, I tapped rubber too. The culture of rubber is very familiar to the Iban. Compared to oil palm, rubber is less regimented. If you don’t tap rubber, it is all right. But during the harvesting season for oil palm, there’s no choice, you have to do it without delay,” he said.

    Masing added that his ministry would assist Risda to encourage more landowners here to plant the high yielding cloned rubber seedlings.

    Meanwhile, Kapit Member of Parliament Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi said planting high yielding rubber would enhance the standard of living for rural folk.

    “Rural folk have abundant land, vastly untapped. The introduction of high yielding cloned rubber seedlings has proven to increase the income of the rubber farmers.

    “The government knows that in today’s world economy planting rubber is a profitable cash crop. New scientific technology to plant rubber will yield a good income. Discard the old mentality and adopt the new approach, follow the advice and guidance from Risda, be open-minded,” he advised.
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    DCCI: Potential entrepreneurs motivated by talk on loans, rubber seedlings
    Borneo Post, July 26, 2011, Tuesday

    GOOD RESPONSE: A section of the participants listening attentively to the speakers.

    KUCHING: More than 100 people, mainly native customary rights (NCR) landowners from Arip, Kemena, Belaga and Sebauh, participated in the Entrepreneurial Development Seminar organised by Dayak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) in Bintulu last Saturday.

    DCCI executive secretary Terence Temenggong Jayang said the participants were exposed to new knowledge on high quality rubber tree planting and credit facilities.

    He also said the invited speakers for the seminar were from the Credit Guarantee Cooperation (CGC) and the Rubber Industry Smallholders Development Authority (RISDA).

    “The seminar covered facilities provided by CGC to finance secured contract works, and grants provided by RISDA to assist NCR owners to plant high quality clone rubber trees in order to produce more latex.

    Better rubber yield would help upgrade the economic livelihood of the Dayak community, especially with the high prices of rubber sheets presently,” he stated in a press statement issued here yesterday.

    The seminar was lively with many questions raised by the participants to the speakers namely CGC Miri branch head Mohd. Sufri Mohamed Yusop and RISDA Miri station head Baharuddin Amran.

    “They were curious, particularly on issues related to the grants provided by RISDA, the quality and availability of seedlings, the latest and proper management of rubber smallholding plantation and how landowners could qualify and apply for the grants,” he said.

    DCCI deputy president Dato Sri Celestine Ujang, who is also Bintulu Development Authority deputy general manager, officially opened the seminar.

    In his speech, Celestine said DCCI would continue to provide workshops and training for the Dayak community.

    He also requested the federal government to set up a special laboratory to look into the percentage of business opportunities provided to the Dayak community in the past and to d etermine future percentage of Dayak’s participation in business and industries.

    DCCI Bintulu Region regional coordinator Paul Raja closed the seminar. Also present were committee members Yusof Abdullah, Ungkuk Entili, Lamai Chawong and Terence.
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    Ali Baba Bumis ‘typically’ sold government contracts for cars, houses, leaked study reveals
    Malaysian Insider, September 20, 2011

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 20 — An unpublished Works Ministry study found that Bumiputera contractors as a rule sold their government contracts to buy luxury cars and houses apart from misusing payments received from the Treasury, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable.

    The cable, revealed by whistleblower website WikiLeaks, comes just after Putrajaya agreed to allocate RM8 billion worth of contracts in the country’s most expensive infrastructure project, the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), which initially set strict rules for its contractors.

    The US diplomatic cable quoted a Works Ministry source as saying the “Study on Bumiputera Contractor Leakage” was the result of feedback from various industry sources on failed and successful projects. The report was used by then-Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (picture) to castigate failing Bumiputera businessmen in February 2007.

    “The current system of awarding lucrative government contracts to Bumis provides them with a strong economic incentive to simply act as agents, turning over as many projects as possible and taking a cut before handing each one off to a competent non-Bumi implementer.

    “This ‘Bumi agent’ system is firmly entrenched in Malaysia. Any effort to make reforms is likely to be resisted not only by well-established Bumis, but also by the non-Bumi implementers who have built up a network of well-oiled agent partnership,” the US Embassy concluded in the report published by the Malaysia-Today news portal.

    The US and European Union have called for more transparency and equality in government procurement by Malaysia as part of the free trade agreement talks which have yet to be concluded.

    In the leaked cable, the US embassy reported: “The source said the study, which has not been released to the public, revealed that many Bumi contractors typically sold off their tenders for quick money, often to finance expensive cars and houses. The report also found Bumiputera contractors had misused payments received from the government to pay off creditors and that they often sought additional government tenders prior to completing the ones already awarded to them.”

    “The official said contractors were irresponsible and had abused the trust given to them by the government which was meant to help Bumiputeras progress,” it added.

    The US cable noted that then-Finance Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Izzudin Dali had disclosed new regulations that Bumiputera contractors seeking government tenders will soon be required to sign an official declaration promising not to sell or subcontract their tender to other races.

    “Violators will have their contracts and registrations terminated. Izzudin added that under the new rules contractors undertaking public infrastructure contracts will now be awarded only one project at a time and that projects will be distributed evenly among contractors in the same area or district,” the cable said, quoting Izzudin’s speech on February 16, 2007.

    Incidentally, Izzudin recently completed one term as chairman of Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd (Prasarana), the original project owners of the MRT which is now owned by a new Finance Ministry unit called MRT Co. Sources said his strictness in selecting successful contractors had delayed the massive infrastructure project.

    The cable also quoted then-executive chairman Datuk Moehamad Izat Emir of the Malay Entrepreneurs and Merchants Association as saying payment was the main issue facing the contractors.

    “He said that while Abdullah had directed the disbursing agency to pay the contractors within two weeks after completing the work, this often does not happen,” the cable reported, saying Moehamad suggested Bumiputera contractors be trained to upgrade their skills and suggested government-linked companies (GLCs) be required to support these contractors.

    It noted that Roslan Awang Chik, of the Malay Contractors Association, shared Moehamad’s view that “competency comes from exposure”.

    “He is puzzled why many well-known and qualified Bumiputera contractors were not being awarded government contracts while several unknown ones were. He suggested the government blacklist any contractors found to be selling their tenders,” the cable said, quoting Roslan as saying “they can be considered traitors.”

    The US cable was sent to Washington after Abdullah had publicly expressed frustration and disappointment over findings from a recently released Works Ministry report showing 85 per cent of government contracts awarded to Bumiputera contractors.

    “They (Bumiputera) do not want to work, do not want to learn, and give little importance to the opportunities provided by the government…

    “This approach will only make us hope and wait for aid and subsidies. Such a mentality thrives among the people, including Bumiputera petty traders and contractors,” the report quoted Abdullah as making the comments at a dinner speech on February 13, 2007.

    Comment by Teddy Gumbang — October 4, 2012 @ 9:51 AM | Reply

  5. In a country where leaders practice cronyism and nepotism , it is not unusual to see CM’s playboy son fitting the bill of a billionaire.The money belongs to the people and not theirs just like the country. These leaders act like kleptocrats fit to be in jail permanently.

    Comment by geronimo Miller — October 2, 2012 @ 9:49 PM | Reply

    • correction..only highly corrupted leaders. Not righteous and credible leaders like Lee Kuan Yew and son or Lim Kit Siang and son.

      Comment by Bidayuh Headmaster — October 3, 2012 @ 10:45 PM | Reply

  6. Itu bukan double standard – itu tiada standard at all! Mana Ada Corruption Cheating (MACC) sahaja.

    Comment by edward, m — October 2, 2012 @ 9:09 PM | Reply

  7. MACC ALL OF YOU ARE HARAM FROM THE DEVILS CORRUPT UMNO CRONIES GANG. CANNOT FINE CORRUPTION IN THIS HARAM CM TAIB’S FAMILIES AND YOU KILLED TEO BENG HOCK OVER $2,000 RINGGIT.

    SHAME ON YOU ALL OF YOU ARE HARAM MUSLIM TO THE CORE, ALLAH WILL CRY FOR YOU AND SENT YOU ALL TO THE DEPTH OF HELLS FIRE VERY VERY SOON.

    GE13 WILL COME IN A FEW MONTHS, NEW PR GOVERNMENT WILL JUDGE ALL THE EVIL HARAM MUSLIM IN CORRUPT UMNO/BN FOR TREASONS TO THE NATION.

    LONG LIVE DEMOCRACY AND PR, FOR A CLEAN MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT.

    Comment by Alfred gan — October 2, 2012 @ 6:36 PM | Reply

  8. MACC,EAT YR HEART OUT! POOR TEO HAD TO BE SACRIFICED OVER RM2K SCANDAL.WHAT A DOUBLE STANDARD!

    Comment by VINCENT AK PAUL — October 2, 2012 @ 3:51 PM | Reply


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