Tag Archives: Taib Mahmud

May 09

Taib’s aide: MACC gave all-clear for S’wak governor

The Sarawak governor’s office has reiterated that the MACC has exonerated Abdul Taib Mahmud of any wrongdoing, in the wake of the latter being linked by an environmental activist group to an allegedly illegal land-clearing operation just outside Mulu National Park. MalaysiaKini reports: Taib’s press secretary Jameson Ahip Nawie pointed to a July 3, 2018 […]

July 19

Taib Mahmud cleared of all wrongdoing by AGC: Liew

PARLIAMENT | Sarawak governor Abdul Taib Mahmud had been cleared of all criminal wrongdoing by the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC), said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Liew Vui Keong.  Kow Gah Chie of MalaysiaKini reports – “The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had conducted a few investigations against the former Sarawak chief minister,” he said in […]

July 03

MACC can’t act against Taib Mahmud, says chief

THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission cannot act against Sarawak governor Taib Mahmud despite the allegations of corruption against him. The agency’s chief, Mohd Shukri Abdull, said there were already 15 case files opened against Taib, but no action could be taken as he was not directly involved in the decision-making process. “We have already opened 15 […]

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, […]

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 […]

January 21

Taib’s son was legally married to Australian

Despite claims to the contrary, checks show Taib’s son was married to Aida at the time of his sister’s wedding in August 2000, not 1999. Doubts were today cast when Sarawak business entrepreneur Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib was accused of having brought an unmarried Australian woman to the wedding of his sibling Hanifah Hajar Taib […]

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 03

Amazon withholding delivery

Amazon, the American online retailer, is being criticized for withholding deliveries of a book on Taib Mahmud, the governor of the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Taib, as you will appreciate, is using British law on defamation where he has no advantage. He has no political power to halt the book on the global turf. The […]

December 02

Money Blogging

The media hype for this book was annoying. In the lead-up to its launch in Yokohama, the publishers had stirred the interest of many. It got this reviewer scouring Melbourne book stores for a copy, only to discover that the exclusive mail order company operated out of Canberra and would take some days to ship. […]