Tag Archives: Bruno Manser Fund

May 24

Taib’s daughter to continue suit against Bruno Manser Fonds

Canadian real estate company Sakto Corporation is turning its full legal attention to bringing Bruno Manser Fonds to trial for defamation. In a press release today, the Ottawa-based company said it had filed its civil court proceedings against BMF with the Basel Civil Court in January this year, seeking to put an end to BMF’s […]

August 21

Sarawak Governor’s Jamilah Taib applies to Basel Civil Court for injunction against Swiss NGO Bruno Manser Fonds

The Bruno Manser Fund (“BMF”) and its Executive Director, Lukas Straumann, have run into serious legal trouble over their lengthy defamatory campaign against a Canadian company operated and owned by Sean Murray and Jamilah Taib Murray, the daughter of Sarawak governor Tun Pehin Abdul Taib Mahmud. Sakto Corporation (‘Sakto’), a mid-size Canadian real estate company […]

April 21

Sakto Link to Malaysia Graft Rejected as Judge Tosses Lawsuit

(Bloomberg) — A Swiss environmental group’s attempt to link a Canadian real estate company to Malaysian corruption failed because the advocates didn’t come up with enough evidence. Bruno-Manser-Fonds sued in Ontario last year in an attempt to get information from banks that it believed would back its claims that Sarawak Governor Abdul Mahmud Taib’s family […]

February 07

No evidence to support wild allegations | Summary Dismissal of Norwich Order – Bruno Manser Fund Claim Rejected

The Ontario Superior Court has Monday summarily dismissed an application by the Swiss-based Activist group, the Bruno Manser Fund [BMF] for a Norwich Pharmacal Order which sought banking records of a private Canadian company, Sakto Corporation. In a statement issued today by GRA Communications, legal counsel for Sakto Corporation, Duncan Fraser said: “Justice Dunphy was […]

August 27

Ninety per cent of my shares pledged with banks for loans, says Mahmud

Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib today demolished claims by his former wife Shahnaz Abdul Majid that he is a billionaire beyond mega proportions when he testified that 90 per cent of his shares in Cahya Mata Sarawak representing an 11 per cent stake in the shareholding, have been pledged with banks […]

February 05

Taib’s lawyers deny ‘bullying BBC’ allegation, reports Free Malaysia Today

Mishcon De Reya’s letter to the BBC merely sought the right of reply, says Free Malaysia Today. James Sivalingam has the report: KUALA LUMPUR: The London-based solicitors for current Sarawak Governor, Abdul Taib Mahmud, today categorically denied bullying the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) into shelving an interview with Lukas Straumann, director of the Bruno Manser […]

December 19

Foreign activists with an agenda against Sarawak

In the last few years, the Sarawak government of Abdul Taib Mahmud has been defined by two issues – the ambitious plans for industrial and agricultural development, with the rather ugly name SCORE, and the powerful, almost manic voices of the opposition. Taib has been the target of an extraordinary, focused attack, notable for being […]