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January 25, 2014

Says ‘no’ to Taib as next Sarawak governor

Dukau Papau

Sarawak DAP made it very clear today that it will oppose any move to appoint long-time Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud as the next Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak, or governor.

This is because Taib is actively under investigations by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Sarawak DAP chief said today.

“A 10-member special task force has been set up to investigate Taib after many complaints of corruption, abuse of power and conflict of interests were filed against him,” said Chong Chieng Jen, who is Kota Sentosa assemblyperson and MP for Bandar Kuching.
He said this in reference to speculation within political circles, and even among the masses in Kuching, who are concerned about political developments in the state.

The speculation that has been spreading is that Taib will, after Feb 28, 2014, step down as chief minister and take over as the next head of state.

The speculation came in the wake of the latest extension of the tenure of office of the current head of state, for three months starting from December 2013.

‘A rather unusual extension’

“This is rather unusual for the extension of the Sarawak head of state for three months only,” Chong said, pointing to widespread speculation that Taib would take over from the current head of state Mohd Salahuddin Abang Barieng.

“As far as the DAP is concerned, the candidate for the post of the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak should not be a person tainted with corruption or criminal records and should not be a person being investigated by the MACC.

“We know that MACC has set up a 10-man special task force just to investigate Taib Mahmud for alleged corruption.”

Until the special task force concludes its investigations, he added, Taib basically remained a suspect. Under such a stigma, and until this special task force clears Taib’s name, he should not be appointed as the Sarawak head of state, Chong added.

The word also going around is that Deputy Chief Minister Alfred Jabu (left) will take over as the next chief minister.

Numerous complaints have been lodged against Taib in the past few years, ranging from alleged land-grabbing to corruption and abuse of power.

It has also been reported that he and his family own a massive property portfolio in the state, in the country and abroad as well, including in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia, all worth billions of ringgit.



  1. Taib is the most corrupt politician in Sarawak who amassed $Billions and he is fully responsible for the destruction of the rain-forest since he became the Chief Minister. Therefore, this ultra crook is not suitable to be appointed as the next Governor unless the politicians in Sarawak are insane!!!

    Comment by Geronimo Miller — January 26, 2014 @ 12:41 AM | Reply

    • Reports and reports; committee and committee were formed to investigate into alleged corruption of Tok Uban. No report so far. Meaning he is not corrupted and a good candidate as TYT.

      Comment by not smelly — January 26, 2014 @ 5:32 PM | Reply

    • Have Taib been appraised/evaluated by somebody without political motive? As of now who is richer or more powerful than him in Sarawak? Rich and powerful are the only criteria for that coveted post. Be more realistic in your words.

      Comment by in sincerity — January 27, 2014 @ 9:33 AM | Reply

  2. At the moment as a vocal party in Sarawak now the best solution that Dap could make is to retain the present TYT. Let he be the governor for life. After all he is better than Tok Uban in term of sins.Let Tok Uban remains as the Chief Minister for life. It is indeed very good for the Pakatan Rakyat as the longer he is there the better the chance for Sarawakians to realise their dreams for a new government. I am a pure Iban but certainly appointing Jabu as the Chief Minister is a sad news and the greatest tragedy of our times especially to the Dayaks and Ibans in Sarawak.

    It is better for him to be the Deputy Chief Minister for life and even bring that portfolio with him to the grave according to his wishes if he wants.Jabu failed the Dayaks in countless ways.His failures are so numerous that even the average writers could write easily 700 pages of its if they want. I do not have to state all his failures here as you and I are aware of its. However, history will judge him as the greatest Dayak traitor and stumbling block for progress for two centuries. I think the best thing he should do now is to apologise to every Dayak for his failures and retire peacefully at least the Dayaks will give him 10% forgiveness.

    Comment by Hopeless Nation — January 25, 2014 @ 6:47 AM | Reply

    • Even a piece of already used paper is not worth writing about him. 700 pages of AA papers cost M20/=. Better use the money to pok 4D. The lustre of Dayak as leaders have long gone. Dayak need to redefine their identity. Ancients Canaanites the shepherds and herders redefined to become Israelites and a God chosen race. It took them 3,000 years for them to be what they are today. History was there for us to learn. Don’t wait another year.Nanti nasi jadi bubur. Only good for the sick.

      Comment by realistic reporter — January 25, 2014 @ 9:54 AM | Reply

      • You must be enjoying yourself with your comments about Taib. Have you ever reflect on yourself and honestly compare yourself with him? From your comments , you are a Dayak and believe that you do not have the lustre as leader. You negate and degrade yourself in your comments.

        Comment by in sincerity — January 27, 2014 @ 9:39 AM | Reply

        • If you are doctor give the best medical care you can, if you are a teacher teach the best you can. If you are a politician and a leader your duty to the rakyat is paramount and to people who have given their trust. Do not tip toe around and back riding on other and pretending to be one. Our Dayak community expect good leader not a ball carrier. I am a dayak operating my own control system company to OIl and Gas industry. Render our responsibility where it is needed. A person like you is living in denial. We would be better off if our leaders are doing their jobs according to the trust entrusted to them. I am not a politician but if I am I should do what it is expected of a true politician not bowing crutching your balls in one hand while kowtowing to your political master. I have not lost my lustre as a businessman and I live in real world.

          Comment by realistic reporter — January 27, 2014 @ 9:54 PM | Reply

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