Tag Archives: Sarawak Report

July 11

Ex-aide to former AG sues Rewcastle-Brown for RM100m

V Mabel Muthayyah, a former secretariat head in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, has filed an RM100 million lawsuit against Sarawak Report editor Clare Rewcastle-Brown for defamation over a 2015 article. MalaysiaKini reports: Speaking to Malaysiakini today, Mabel’s lawyer David Gurupatham said Rewcastle-Brown is being sued for “a very serious allegation levelled against a member of the […]

March 05

EPF should take Sarawak Report to court: Razlan

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) should take legal action against Sarawak Report for its alleged slanderous remarks against the federal statutory body. Federal Territories Umno Youth chief Datuk Razlan Muhammad Rafii such accusations by the pro-opposition portal had tarnished EPF’s reputation and image. On Feb 28, EPF in a statement refuted a Sarawak Report’s claim […]

January 20

Sarawak Report creating trouble for Malaysia, says Lim Sian See

LSS Report Sarawak Report continues to fitnah attack. This time in their latest article, they claim that Najib used these two cards to rack up bills based on ‘reliable inside information’ passed to Clare Brown. Lim Sian See shows us how Sarawak Report has been yet again lying big time .. The two cards involved […]

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 […]

August 18

Mutaah claim grossly exaggerated, Mahmud says

Statements purporting to show he had 111 bank accounts worldwide were the work of convicted forgers, Shariah court told. Sarawakian entrepreneur Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib expressed regret that his divorce maintenance hearing had evolved into an international politically motivated conspiracy against him and his family, and in particular his father Governor of Sarawak Abdul Taib […]

August 14

Ex-PetroSaudi exec to get jail sentence soon: Lawyer

Andre Xavier Justo, the Swiss man who blackmailed his former employer PetroSaudi and then tried to sell data which he stole from the company to a group of people who he said intended to use it to topple Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, will be given a prison sentence in a court in Bangkok possibly […]

July 31

Allegations of charge sheets are false, says AG

Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali has issued the following statement regarding a recent posting by the Sarawak Report blog. STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL MALAYSIA 1. These allegations by foreign national Clare Rewcastle Brown in political blog Sarawak Report are false. 2. T‎he alleged charge sheets are not in and never reached the Attorney […]

July 26

Who is misleading whom?

THE day before Singapore’s respected The Straits Times daily ran Friday’s exclusive interview with Xavier Andre Justo, their writer had emailed The Edge bosses in Kuala Lumpur for comments on Justo’s disclosures. Justo, who is under Thai police custody, had named The Edge’s owner and publisher in the Bangkok prison interview. But the ST chose […]

July 19

Thai police: News organisation tampered with documents

Thai police today confirmed that a news outlet based in London had tampered with classified documents belonging to Saudi oil company PetroSaudi International. The NST reports: Without naming the news organisation, Thai police spokesman Lt Gen Prawut Thavornsiri said it belonged to a Malaysia-born woman who moved to Britain. He said the news outlet had […]

July 08

Media plot against Najib may have begun shortly after he became PM

Conspiracies abound. The Rakyat Post reports that it is becoming quite apparent that a third media organisation could be part of a plot to undermine the authority of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, judging from recent reports. So far, Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has named Sarawak Report and The Edge Media group as […]

July 04

A-G confirms raids on companies implicated in WSJ report

Authorities have raided three companies implicated in the alleged channelling of funds into the Prime Minister’s personal accounts. Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail (pic) said a special taskforce had raided SRC International Sdn Bhd, Gandingan Mentari Sdn Bhd and Ihsan Perdana Sdn Bhd on Friday. “Documents were retrieved from the three premises,” he said […]

July 01

Home Ministry issues show-cause letter to The Edge over 1MDB coverage

The Home Ministry has issued a show-cause letter to The Edge over what Putrajaya deemed to be unverified news that was published by the business paper on debt-laden 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB). An official with the ministry confirmed that the letter was sent to the publication, but did not reveal further details. “We are […]

June 27

The Edge pulls back after Zahid’s threat

Business weekly says it won’t rely on leaked emails for reports on 1MDB’s business deals Business weekly The Edge, facing a threat of government action against it, has announced it would no longer use leaked emails regarding the troubled government company 1Malaysia Development Bhd. In a statement today, it said: “We will defer to the […]

June 25

Who is Xavier Andre Justo?

THIS morning, New Straits Times readers woke up to images of a heavily tattooed foreigner surrounded by armed officers, held in the custody of the Thai police after a dramatic new development in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) story. The NST report in greater depth: Our exclusive report on the arrest of Swiss national Xavier […]

June 24

Swiss man accused of Najib smear plan

Police have arrested a Swiss national they claim leaked information of a Saudi-based energy company to a UK-based news website. Xavier Andre Justo, 49, was arrested at a house on Koh Samui on Monday with computers, hard drives and other data storage devices.  Wassayos Ngamkham of The Bangkok Post reports: Xavier Andre Justo, 49, was […]

June 24

Thai police nab PetroSaudi ex-staff over attempted extortion

Thai police have arrested a former official of PetroSaudi International Ltd, and charged him with attempting to blackmail and extort the company, Thai media said yesterday. Thai police chief Gen. Somyot Pumpunmuang told reporters that the Crime Suppression Division police had detained Xavier Andre Justo, a Swiss national, following the issuance of an arrest warrant […]

April 27

Politically motivated conspiracy had evolved from his divorce maintenance hearings

The Sarawak Governor’s son, businessman Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, today denied a string of accusations by his former wife’s lawyers, including the allegation that there were many women in his life. Testifiying in the Syariah High Court here in the “mutaah” (conciliatory gift) suit brought by Shahnaz Abdul Majid, he also denied that his father, […]

April 25

1MDB to media: no comment on speculation or rumours

Singapore branch of Swiss bank alleges that certain 1MDB documents were falsified, giving an inaccurate impression of company assets. Free Malaysia Today has this report on Malaysian Insider’s attempt to get clarifications from 1MDB: “Thank you for your e-mail. While we welcome media enquiries, 1MDB does not comment on speculation and market rumours.” That was […]

March 26

KPMG defends 1MDB audit

Accounting firm KPMG has defended its audit conducted on 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) that had entered a controversial now-defunct joint venture with PetroSaudi International Limited, says MalayMail Online in a report. Local news portal MalaysiaKini reported today KPMG insisting that the audit on the state investment arm was above board and followed “international standards.” http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/293250 […]

March 19

Sarawak Report Activist Hit With Copyright Complaint Over Post On Malaysian Financier

Clare Rewcastle Brown’s site could be pulled after an investigation into a jet-setting Malaysian businessman with ties to the prime minister. WASHINGTON — An independent journalist who has been a vocal critic of the Malaysian government is being targeted with a copyright complaint after she posted widely available photos of a controversial financier with ties […]

March 05

1MDB says will cooperate with A-G audit, insists attacks political

Maintaining that it was a victim of politically-motivated attacks, 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) said today it will open its books to the independent audit ordered by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.  MalayMail OnLine reports: 1MDB group executive director Arul Kanda Kandasamy said the firm “welcomes” the prime minister’s request for the audit, and […]

March 02

PetroSaudi lodges police report against website’s allegations

PetroSaudi Investments Limited has lodged a report with the city of London Police Action Fraud Unit at the National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre at 3.45pm UK time (March 1). KUALA LUMPUR, March 2, 2015: PetroSaudi Investments Limited has lodged a police report in connection with allegations made by a website on the firm’s relationship […]

March 02

All funds from 1Malaysia Development Bhd went to Petrosaudi-owned entities, any other inference is false

PetroSaudi International has stated categorically that all funds from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) went to Petrosaudi-owned entities and any other inference is false. The company said this in response to certain media reports that it claimed, had made malicious and harmful allegations, in respect of its partnership with 1MDB. “Upon 1MDB’s exit, PetroSaudi had paid […]

March 02

Political motivation behind reports about 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s investments and financial dealings

The Malaysian Prime Ministers’ Office has questioned the political motivation behind reports about 1Malaysia Development Bhd’s investments and financial dealings. “Views expressed by certain quarters concerning 1MDB should be examined in light of political motivation,” the PM”s Office said in response to the Sunday Times newspaper, which has carried reports about the troubled government-owned investment […]

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 […]

December 07

Forged evidence linked to NGO

So, as the reader may already guess, we are unimpressed with the antics of Sarawak Report, Bruno Manser Fund and Global Witness. This is not because we want to deflate the debate on the future of Sarawak, because this debate has huge implications for Malaysia, and the choices are not straightforward. And it is hard […]

December 06

Marks & Spencer is anti palm oil

In the winter of 2010 on a visit to London, this tall standee greeted me as I walked into the food hall of British giant retailer Marks & Spencer. The copy on the standee was clear evidence that this establishment of Jewish heritage had joined the ranks of the American anti palm oil champions to […]

December 05

Where is Sarawak Report going with Lindsay Lohan? And Paris Hilton?

The most recent article published by Sarawak Report (Lindsay Lohan – The Latest Hollywood Link To 1MDB!) is, apparently, about 1MDB. Certainly, Sarawak Report has written about 1MDB before and, as a website dedicated to political activism, it is understandable that they would take an interest in an important Federal Government initiative. Much is said […]