25 Aug 2010

$1 Dollar Mansion?

$1 Dollar Mansion?

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1117 Boylston Avenue, Seattle, USA
1117 Boylston Avenue, Seattle, USA

Sarawak Report would like to enquire of Abdul Taib Mahmud how much he paid for the mansion that Samling passed on to his family in Seattle, USA ?

The residence forms an enormous property, standing in its own grounds in one of the most prestigious area of Seattle on Boylston Avenue East.  It was passed from a Samling-owned company to a company now owned by Abdul Taib Mahmud and his family, for just one US dollar in 1991.

Samling, belonging to the timber tycoon Yaw Teck Seng, is one of the biggest logging concerns in Sarawak.  The Chief Minister, Taib Mahmud, controls all the State’s timber concessions.

Click for King County Assessment Office details

Details of a very nice property

City Garden!

Described as a Top Grade Mansion in ‘very good’ condition by Washington State’s King County Department of Assessments, the property was valued at over US$ 6.8 million in 2008.

It has 6 bedrooms and 5 main bathrooms and an enormous total living space of 9,020 square feet, plus a basement of 2,120 square feet.  The house is surrounded by a large open porch and there is a big basement garage  for the car-loving Taib family, plus a second, attached garage.  The mansion is surrounded by gracious gardens, kept in manicured condition and the grounds total 26,172 square feet.

See ex-Samling properties under ‘From Samling to the Taibs

Click for Home Appraisal Document (1996)’ “The Taib home, located at 1117 Boylston Avenue in the community of Seattle…”

Mysterious acquisition

Lord and Lady of the Manor

The property, registered under the company W. A. Boylston Inc (California), has been in the possession of the Taib family since the early to mid-1990s.  Family portraits of the Chief Minister, his deceased wife and four sons and daughters as small children, adorn the elaborate rooms.

They have all spent time in the mansion, which is not occupied by anyone else.  The property forms part of the family’s Sakti International Corporation, incorporated in California and currently managed by Hisham (Sean) Murray, the Chief Minister’s son in law, out of his offices at 333 Preston Street, Ontario, Canada.

However, there is confusion in the Seattle public records as to how the property passed to the Taibs.  Sarawak Report has been unable to obtain any clear record of the transfer from one owner to another or, importantly, the register of any payment that would normally be eligible for taxation.  We therefore request a statement from the Taibs to explain the situation.

Gracious living

The Samling connection

However, Sarawak Report has managed to clearly establish  that before passing to the Taibs the house was owned by another California corporation called CSY Investments, set up in 1988.  CSY acquired the property in 1991 and then registered it under subsidiary company called W. A. Boylston Inc.

CSY are the initials of Chee S Yaw, who signs himself as the company’s President in documents which are publicly available at the King County Land Registry.  Significantly, Mr Yaw is one of the younger sons of Yaw Teck Seng, founder of the massive logging conglomerate Samling Global.  Yaw Teck Seng is regularly featured in Forbes Asia’s Rich List of Malaysia’s top 40 richest individuals, as does his eldest son, Yaw Chee Ming, establishing them one of the richest families in Asia.

Chee Siew Yaw - Son of Samling Boss

‘Unethical’

Our revelation comes with poor timing for the Chief Minister of Sarawak.  Earlier this week Samling made international headlines when the Norwegian Government Pension Fund withdrew all investments in Samling after condemning the company as ’unethical’, owing to  illegal logging and environmental devastation in Sarawak.  [Click for Norwegian official announcement]

Abdul Taib Mahumd in his joint capacities as Chief Minister, Finance Minister and State Planning and Resources Minister, has controlled the issuing of Sarawak’s timber licenses for the past 30 years, leaving clear questions over his incentives for  favouring such an ‘unethical’ company.

It is no secret that Samling has based its business success on achieving numerous logging concessions in Sarawak. Over the period of the Chief Minister’s rule, companies operating under his licenses have razed virtually all Sarawak’s valuable virgin forest, much of it taken without compensation from the indigenous peoples who had been granted these territories under Native Customary Land Rights.

President of CSY (Son of Samling Boss) signs ownership of Boylston Mansion in 1991. When and how did it pass to the Taibs?

Samling is one of the main companies involved in this destruction and it has used its base in Sarawak to launch similar logging operations in the Congo, Amazon, Russia and elsewhere, many of which have been heavily criticised by concerned NGO’s across the world.

The US $1 Sale

Therefore, we repeat the question, how and why did the Chief Minister come by a mansion formally owned by Samling?  The only official record available of a transfer of the property in the King County Land Registry from CSY is the granting of a so-called Quit Claim Deed for just one dollar!  This transaction on 19th September 1991 placed the property into the subsidiary company W. A. Boylston Inc.  W. A. Boylston had been incorporated in California a few days earlier on September 5th by CSY and its registered address was given as 2260 Douglas Boulevard, Roseville, which was the Headquarters of CSY.

Grandure

CSY and Boylston then immediately filed a joint letter to the King County Real Estate and Excise Tax Department declaring ‘under penalty of perjury’  that W. A. Boylston was a wholly owned subsidiary of CSY Investments, thereby making the Quit Claim transaction exempt from excise tax.

However, our investigations have shown that there is no subsequent record in the Land Registry of the later transfer of ownership of W. A. Boylston from CSY (Samling) to the Taibs.  According to rules published by King County such a transfer would normally require the payment of thousands of dollars of excise tax.

Proof of Taib ownership

Despite the lack of open records, Sarawak Report is able to confirm that there is definitive proof that the Taibs did take over the property from Samling’s CSY.  In fact they took up residence as the effective owners not long after the property was placed in the hands of the CSY subsidiary W. A. Boylston.  Rahman Taib had an insurance assessment drawn up in 1996 (see above).

Portraits of the Taib family adorn the house. The family were in residence from at least the mid-90s

Furthermore, a significant alteration was made to the company’s official address and official representative in 2000. In that year W. A. Boylston’s annual Statement by a Domestic Stock Corporation to the State of California noted a change of address to that of the headquarters of Sakti International (the property company, which Sarawak Report has recently proved to be majority owned by the Chief Minister).  Likewise, the company representative was altered from a CSY official to Rahman Taib, the Chief Minister’s younger son.

How much did it cost?

Sarawak Report therefore wishes to ask once more,whether Mr Taib paid the going rate of over $3 million for the house at that time to Samling for the purchase of the house?  If so, how did the Chief Minister (salary approx MR 50,000 per month) find the money?

If, on the other hand he acquired it for free, then readers of Sarawak Report will be entitled to conclude that the mansion was a kickback from Samling, as a favour in return for all the logging concessions granted to them by the Chief Minister.   They would also be entitled to ask whether the United States tax authorities have received all the money they are due.

Mansion No 2 – 2222 Everett Avenue, Seattle

By the way there is a second Seattle Mansion!

If the Boylston mansion was indeed a ‘gift’ from Samling to the Chief Minister, then one cannot expect such a thing to be done by halves.  Indeed, a second, equally gracious and prestigious mansion has also found its way from the Yaws to the Taibs in Seattle, by what would appear to be exactly the same route.

W. A. Everett Inc

2222 Everett Avenue East, worth $2,854,000 at its peak value in 2008,  was also originally purchased by the Yaws. It was  then registered under another California corporation, W. A. Everett Inc, set up on the same day as W. A. Boylston (5th September 1991). W. A. Everett Inc is likewise listed as a subsidiary of CSY in the King County Land Registry.   This mansion also ended up in the hands of the Taibs.

Choice view - Seattle Sky Line

The property is smaller with four bedrooms and bathrooms, but has famously sought after views over the City.

Sarawak Report understands that the Taibs have mainly rented it out over the past two decades, but as with Boylston, the only information about a transfer of ownership of the company from Samling to the Taibs comes with an identical change of address and officers in 2000, from the CSY address in Roseville to Rahman Taib, at Sakti International’s Headquarters in San Francisco. This leaves very many questions about how the Taibs have acquired their wealth.  It  is time for transparency.

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  • zawawi

    would anybody who replaces taip be more honest?-doubt so.

    just fly kite la!

    • 7tony

      No question about it. If the replacement enriches himself with only 10% of what Taib did, then effectively, we can comfort ourselves that he is 90% less corrupt, figuratively [although corruption per se does not depend on the amount]

    • Alequal

      Try me if you dare to face real honesty in governing Sarawak else you'll forever be a fool living under the "old crap"'s manipulations as he & his cronies suck all your rights & your children's & their children's rights too!!!

      • Mohammad

        Do you think anybody who are in power all over the world is 100% honest and without any hidden agenda for himself? Who want to work for free anyway , but this is too much

      • anak sarawak porakpe

        I run away from Sarawak cos I just cannot see, smell, hear, feel and taste the white hair rajah dynasty inhuman and sadist behaviour.

    • http://www.xperienceoflife.blogspot.com zaharibb

      Ahmad took a bribe of RM100. Abu took a bribe of RM150. Who is cleaner?

      • Mohammad

        Abu of course…. because the law says anybody accept the SUM of 100 ringgit as bribe is an offence but not 150 ringgit because it is not mentioned in the Penal Code.

        • anak sarawak porakpe

          The panel code says both are innocent unless proven guilty.

    • abdul

      Whoever that replaces him will do the same thing. That is what the party practices. It's time for a CHANGE!! See how it goes. We have been choosing the same party all these years and what they did with our money, nothing we can do and yet we still go for it until today as our government. I see no harm changing to other opposition party because if the same thing happen, we still do nothing. Right?

    • Supersexymama

      Taib is the most dishonest person in Malaysian politics, second to Najib then Dr M…….anyone can be more honest than Taib. Just because you know Taib is a crook doesnt mean you should keep him in the lap of luxury becasue you cant find an alternative candidate…its all about giving newcomers a chance to prove themselves. I would take a chance!

    • Huguan

      I can't believe you can make such a comment. You are as low as scums who rob Malaysians in broad daylight.

  • MakYong

    You sodomise my backside, I sodomise your backside!

    Malaysia apa puun Boleh mah!!!

    • fga

      yes…..sadly, we give our tax money to these GREEDY-FELLOWS and they SODOMISE us in return!

      • 1Malaysian

        What's point of NEP; NEM or whatever name 2 b introduced, when only a few enjoyed it. Those still shouting r d greedy ones.

        • Alequal

          All those plans only benefit those who initiated them together with their cronies!!! They had never intended to pass the benefits down to the real poor bumis since it was started during mahathir era. They themselves reap all the harvest as greedy as PIGS!

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  • Jeffrey Lim

    Is the MACC Head Abu Kassim going to investigate this and come up with another NFA or is he going to step down for not being allowed to investigate this high profile case?

    It looks like Perkasa is on course to fight for the 30% bumi share of the economy which is already achieved but not declared. The success of the Sarawak and Sabah CMs in wealth accumulation, the success of Mamak's family all contributes. All Mamak wants is a share (big one ah) of the crony cake distributed in the guise of the NEP and he feels that by fighting a racial war, the NEP will be there to hand-out this cake.

    To my fellow Malaysians of all races, please unite for a Malaysian Malaysia platform and fight for your rights and your freedom from oppression wherever it is coming from.

  • 7tony

    If actually he paid $1 dollar for the mansion, he could easily buy another 50,000 of such property. It is perfectly legal [as consideration] and no element of CORRUPTION ???

  • http://MalaysiaToday Lim Guan Lioong

    Simply amazing, all the wealth that this man Taib has acquired. Yet, MACC, PM Najib, Home Minister Hashimuddin, has been keeping quiet. Yet, the

    Sarawak, one of the richest state in Malaysia is still living in a third world condition. Something is definitely not right. The rich (BN) cronies become richer and the natives become poorer. Why would any Sarawakians want to vote for a corrupt regime. Yes Pakatan, it's high time you do something for the Sarawakians and get rid of the BN.

    • Shepherd

      Lim Guan Lioong saïd above: "Simply amazing, all the wealth that this man Taib has acquired. Yet, MACC, PM Najib, Home Minister Hashimuddin, has been keeping quiet." (unquote)

      The answer is simple. They all belonged to one big UMNO-led MAFIA family and they live in glass house! People who live in glass house do not throw stones! Each one has their own skeleton in the closet. Najib is of the Scorpene Submarine scandal & Mongolian murder fame. Kris Muddin is filthy rich too. MACC is only interested in petty crimes of RM3,000.00 and in cows and cars. Most of MACC senior officers are on the payroll of this mafia family. That is why MACC never investigate Khir Toyo, Taib Mahmud, MohammadX2, Mahathir's sons, and other members of the mafia family. Or when they do, they would stamp the file, "NFA". If MACC is independent and serious about eliminating corruption, 99% of UMNO politicians would be in jail today! Trust me!

      • at

        If MACC is independent and serious about eliminating corruption, 99% of UMNO politicians would be in jail today! Trust me!

        hohooo…watch out your words..you sound racist in foreign land. Every politician can't fulfill everyone needs at one time and do accept some tolerant of error..if you see things go wrong and you dont like it, pls go to proper channel. Lets look forward and be more unite.

    • anonymous2

      Lim Guan Lioong> "Yes Pakatan, it’s high time you do something for the Sarawakians and get rid of the BN."

      Getting rid of BN is not the responsibility of Pakatan at all.

      The responsibility belongs to the Sarawak voters. If they continue to vote for BN, that's what they want.

  • Observer

    All I can say is "Malaysia Boleh" !

    • http://www.moondragon.ie MoonDragon

      Yes, that seems to be the usual response in Malaysia…..

      the struggle for righteousness is a continual one. Just 'cos you lose a battle doesn't have to mean you've lost the war. Don't give up. The joy is in doing things for the right reasons.

  • Joe

    No wonder Sarawak can ever be developed like Peninsula Malaysia and the indigenous people of Sarawak will forever live in longhouses to keep the heritage and history. That is how Taib want to control Sarawak for his greed. A real true Muslim fighting for his right to rule Sarawak forever and the people of Sarawak are forever blind and stupid.

    • Alequal

      yeah, a lot of blind & stuPIG natives who love to be fooled & ruled under the CURSE of the "old white hair crap"!!!

    • sarawakian

      yeahhh….thats the tactic…you keep, your man in stupidity, so its easier to control them…sarawakians are blind!!!!!

      sudah terang mau bersuluh dengan spotlight..ada otak, tarak guna….

  • Bahrin

    This is gross and indecent corruption and I'm sure there more that Sarawak Report has not exposed. I live in Kuala Lumpur and i feel sad that the Sarawak locals are not doing much about the misdeeds of their "leader".

    30 years of exploitation is way too much to bear. Imagine how much Kucing town or Sarawak as a whole would have developed if not for these practices of mismanagement.

    Sarawakians deserve so much better in terms of education, medical facilities and basic amenities. Therefore, I urge one and all to consider these exposes' seriously and spread the word to the interiors so that our brothers and sisters would wake up and practise their their rights at the next election, without any influence from the ruling party.

  • Mata Kuching

    The 1117 Boylston Avenue, Seattle, USA address does not match up to the google map i am using. This is a downtown area.

    Furthermore the kind of home is not representative of an American home in that area.

    It will be sad to see your data is not up to snuff.

    Please check your source.

    Mata Kuching

  • Mata Kuching

    The right address should be

    1117-Boylston-Ave-E-Seattle-WA-98102

    The critical difference is E for East. I stand corrected on my previous email.

    Below is a link to the property you have described. Hope it is useful to do US property search.

    http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1117-Boylston-A

    Keep up the great work.

  • Mata Kuching

    Ref: 2222-Everett-Avenue-East,-seattle,-wa

    http://www.zillow.com/homes/2222-Everett-Avenue-E

  • ramsey

    Hello to all the ignorant extremists out there. How about including all these in the computation for the ONLY 30% that they are claiming as a birthright. With all this i believe that they would have far exceeded this subsidy rate. perhaps it is now payback time to the rest of the REALLY POOR of Malaysia

  • tsunami final asshol

    This bloody greedy Taik mammoth @ Taib Mahmud is total corrupted. He will and should die just like his wife….the family of greed, corrupted, cheaters…

    Talking about head of MACC? He is another stupid idiot…taliking stupidity at its lowest. That is what he is qualified. Total asshole…can't work…

  • http://magickriver.blogspot.com/ Antares

    I salute Sarawak Report for being such an inspiring example of investigative journalism. Your uncanny knack for unearthing all the buried cables linking logging tycoons and crass developers to Taib Mahmud enterprises is indeed impressive. Please take a bow!

  • http://Sarawakreport O Mo(Black hair)

    As reporteded in the mainstream newspwpers to-day,the Sarawak state government has transferred a parcel of prime government land in BDC Kuching to a private company owned by people well connected with pek moh/tahi mahu/taib mahmud. The price is RM290,000 per acre against a market value of at least RM1.5 million per acre. Total area of the land is 269.9 acres. I am too lazy to calculate the loss in state revenue. The total revenue that can be generated from the land can only be ascertained after the land is fully developed. So also the amount by which pek moh's bank account fattens by then.

    Comeon, pek moh, stop pilfering the state's wealth. For how many more years can you live? Can you bring along all those money with you when your final day comes?

    To the other BN leaders in the state, I vomitted when you people said that the state still needs pek moh's leadership. So quit saying that again.

  • kl lee

    Taib may be the richest man around. But wait until our poor fella Taib comes face to face with Allah. This also include our poor fella Abu Kassim, the MACC chief.

    I pray I'm not there to witness the scene.

    Pitiful.

  • mslam

    These super-rich pirates and robbers are good at skillfully manipulating the poor Ibans/Melanaus/Chinese by using a handful of Iban/Melanaus/Chinese mandores from SUPP/SNAP etc to their maximum advantage.

    When these poor fellows realised it or woke up from slumberland, they found out their land and houses gone.They have to continue begging for the crumbs.

    The land was devastated, barren and sold.

    • penin

      do not forget the poor sarawak malays. the federal government do not treat them as good as the peninsular malays. if you ask the peninsular malays, 80% of them don't even know that sarawak have malays. And back at home, these sarawak malays are being accused of helping the UMNO/BN and treated poorly by others races because of the hatred towards the malay peninsular.

      these sarawak malays not only lose their lands (Satok/PJ/matang/Samarahan/etc areas)for development(kononnya) but most of them still live with allowances under RM1K. If the opposition wants to change this country, do not forget those poor malay sarawak. Remember that these malay sarawak did not get any special attention like those in peninsular. they also suffer like other races in sarawak.

  • tengelam timbuk

    may god forgive him

  • tengelam timbuk

    change we much

  • Navin

    THE PEOPLE OF SARAWAK MUST WAKE UP,IF SUCH GREED EXISTS IN THE CM TAIB.

    WHY HAS NOT THE CM COMMENTED ON ALL THE REPORTS NOR THE PM TAKEN ANY ACTION.

    THIS MEANS THAT THEY ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT.

    PEOPLE OF SARAWAK – WAKE UP WAKE UP ! LOOK THE CM IS CHEATING AND YOU LOT ARE ALLOWING TO DO JUST THAT WHEN YOU ARE JUST LIVING UNDER MISERABLE CONDITIONS.

    WAKE UP PEOPLE OF SARAWAK

    NO MORE BN RULE WHEN THE STATE ELECTION COMES

    CHANGE IS NEEDED AND CHANGE IS WHAT IS wanted.

    • sarawakian

      orang sarawak tak pandai cakap orang puteh.. klau u translate baru dorang paham..

  • MS WORRIED

    I MUST SAY OUR CHOICE OF LEADERS IN SARAWAK ARE SO LIMITED..WHO EVER CAN I VOTE FOR???…THE NUMBER OF RESPECTABLE, INTELLIGENT AND "REAL" LEADERS ARE VERY SCARCE HERE IN SARAWAK!!!!….THIS IS REALLY AN "SOS" ISSUE…WHO CAN BRING SARAWAK TO A GREATER HEIGHTS!

  • voter get voters

    Welcome to 1Malaysia where only the puteras/puteris of BN can buy HUGE

    Mansion for $1. while the Rakyat yang di dahului have to cough up some

    70,000 for a poor man flats in a run down areas.

    Lets get more Voters for PR. lets bury BN forever

  • Moh

    IN THE BIGGEST SCHEME OF THING, MAYBE WE ALL SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER INDEPENDENT FROM THE FEDERATION.

    SINGAPORE CAN DO IT, WHY CAN'T WE?

    • just an observer/pen

      I agree with you bro, the problem sarawakians are facing is just more than BN, they really should be on their own as a state and they would progress. They have everything from human to natural resources.

  • SK

    Do all politicians in Malaysia being paid that much (RM50000/month) salary??!!

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  • WILSON

    YES, SARAWAK SHOULD BE INDEPENDENT FROM MALAYSIA AS MALAYA WAS FROM THE BRITISH. ITS HIGH TIME NOW. THE TIME TO DO IT IS NOW OTHERWISE SHUT UP.TILL WHEN ARE WE GOING TO BE COLONISED BY WEST MALAYSIA? THE DAYAKS ARE MARGINALISED IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD. DAYAKS, COME ONLAH WAKE UP!. WHERE IS YOUR RIGHT. WHERE ARE THE DAYAK LEADERS. ARE YOU STILL DREAMING. DO SOMETHING. WE ARE THE NATIVE OF THIS LAND.THIS IS OUR LAND.

    • Alequal

      It's way long overdue dude! The Chinese have begun to SEE clearly BUT the natives are forever been enslaved, fooled & CURSED by the black magic of the "old white hair crap" & his cronies!!! SUPP has to pull out from associating with the devil BN & start afresh as a new entity AFTER exterminating the OLD DOG belaCHAN wriggling all the time his short dirty tail under "old white hair crap"!!! SARAWAK must pull out of Malaysia real soon before the devil's puppets rob & steal all of our God blessed resources & leave us all a bankrupt state!!!!!

    • Robin

      yes you're right. sarawak should be out from malaysia…..All our state money also go to federal and be use to pure state and Peninsullar….wow what for……!!!!!Did the state help sarawak before……this stupido

  • tsunami final asshol

    This so-called Federal Government is another bully. Fuck them or all bulling tactics they "imposed". What? You think you are so bloody great mei????? Federal Government???? Go fuck your mother???? Federal Officers….go bloody fly kite… Sarawak belongs to sarawakian… Or go fuck your mothers…

  • Well…

    Im following this taib story for more than month..this is just like a 'iceberg' theory. What we saw at our land is just surface area but the real thing is he develop his property outside the country.

    one more theory..another side of the coin..where this guy get all the information including confidential documents and inside house photo..If that is the case than taib know him.I dont think someone can just walk to our house/property and take photo.

    another theory..maybe what we saw hear is purposely created..and all the things MAYBE illegal..and as a human being at first impression we will get mad and start to tell to other man about his story..

    Conclusion.. at the end of day..taib will step down as 'rakyat' dont want him (that will be the main reason)..he cannot resign as he want to go..with all this story finally he will go with all his property freely..how many years he can live anyway? but as a father to his family..he is well successsful to bring all his relative to become rich..that is the main reason people want to join politic anyway..

    well…cheers

    • sarawakian

      positive thinker…but you are blind

  • Menace

    Same question to all: why no action from all powerful MACC? The only conclusion is all these are political related. They are sharing the fruits together maaa!!!!If you expose mine, I will expose yours!!!

  • http://nil lokmanhady

    Taib Mahmud…..boleh,malaysia boleh.

    • sarawakian

      piiii laaa

  • Herman Wong

    IF THE OPPOSITION PARTIES CAN PROMISE THAT WHEN THEY BECOME THE NEXT GOVERNMENT, THEY SHALL INVESTIGATE ALL THE WEALTH WHICH WERE SEIZED FROM PEOPLE OF SARAWAK BY TAIB & HIS FAMILY & PUT HIM & HIS FAMILY TO JAIL, I WILL COME OUT TO HELP TO BEG FOR VOTERS TO VOTE FOR OPPOSITION IN THE NEXT ELECTION.

    • Robin

      heloo herman wong……i hope they all go to jail…..and become bad and stupido sample to malaysian goverment….

  • Hannah

    Writing from US:

    Transfer of the deed is legally binding by paying a $1. It can be the transfer of title of vehicles, deed of land or building or business. It is not a sale, but a change of ownership legally. Taib would have to pay the estate tax & insurance after the transfer – meaning your tax pays for all of it.

  • biat mahmud

    I doubt M'sia foreign funds mentioned all the time by BN government are all Malaysian funds keeping in foreigh countries?

  • Badrul

    Although I suspect Sarawak Report was set up by PKR since archives only start in January 2010 and it may very well be an election tactic by the opposition, however I salute your efforts in exposing the ill-gotten gains of the Barisan Administrators.

    Can I suggest that the people behind Sarawak Report also set up a website for Datuk Seri Musa Aman (Sabah) and Datuk Seri Haji Mohd Ali bin Mohd Rustam (Melaka) as they too have large amounts of assets stashed somewhere overseas. And why has nobody come out with a website on Tun Mahathir?? Is Anwar too scared of him?

  • http://amoker.blogspot.com amoker

    go seattle can go for starbucks

    • Alequal

      hey you! you take your stupIG ass there & don't bother to come back here to commend silly stuff!

  • Ric-hardy

    Rakyat adalah Kerajaan bukan BN.

  • Zaria

    The devil or the deep blue sea? I am not for Taib, but seriously; PKR?? There's got to be a better alternative!

  • ROFER

    This is what we call the truely Vampire Diaries of all time.. BURN IN HELL. CMS.

  • Joseph

    IS OUR ANTI CORRUPTION AGENCY IS SO BLINDED ABOUT THIS? ARE THEMSELVE ALSO CORRUPTED? WHY CATCH A SMALL FISH INSTEAD THE BIG ONE.

  • mansor

    make a change this coming election.. you sarawakian wont lose anything if u vote against taib mahmud.. imitate what done by kelantanese… now nobody dare to say kelantanese poor and stupid..

  • just an observer/pen

    Going thru the history of sarawak,..it makes me shed tears sometimes,..this is a state that should even be better than singapore X3, i still wonder how they were convinced to have joined malaya in the first place, they are blessed with everything one can think of from human to natural resources and the places is still under developed, i wish i could say they should vote the BN out in the next GE but it won't make much difference, the best thing for sarawakians is just to call it a day and stand on their own as a recognised state. PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!

  • PBDS

    ppl of sarawak already vote taib out but all the peti undi was changed by taib mahmud. no matter how many ppl vote him out the result is taib win!!! nice job. maybe he pay the box man rm1. who knows

  • http://none observer

    HE GETS READY TO LEAVE SARAWAK BUT WE WILL FIND YOU. YOU CAN HIDE FROM US BUT NOT FROM GOD TAIB..HE WILL DEFINITELY FLEE AWAY. HE IS SCARED TO HOLD ELECTION SO NOW HE IS SENDING A GROUP OF 'BANCI' GOING FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE ASKING WHICH ARTY PEOPLE SUPPORT.. TAIB IS A VERY NERVOUS MAN NOW HEART BEATING FASTER AND FASTER EACH DAY. PENSION TAIB,AT,GC,AJ AND HIS CRONIES

  • http://www.sarawakreport.com/ ThinkBig

    I bet he can be in Forbes Ranking .

    He could be Top 100 Richest in the world

  • BUCKLYNN RIMBAR

    there no change wen there no revolution….like Karl Marx said…Thesis/Anti thesis = SYNTHESIS….UMTIL THERE S A STREET PROTEST…NOTHING IS GOING YO CHANGE..BLOOD HAVE TO BE SHED…no revolution no change…Malaysia is so compromising…we can talk…be it Sarawakians…or West Malaysian….Cakap aje lebih….we will not do anything…we are on Self preservation mode…we will not dare to sacrifice..for d truth or justice or rights…..no we don dare….just talk n post our comment then its life as usual…more remarks and commend….nothing is ever done….let Taib do wat he wants we wants him to…we put him there so Shut up or Act up……protest or boycot…alll d way…or wer are our balls…we got none…..long gone is d Iban saying LAGI HIDUP LAGI NGALABAN…JUS A SAYNG…THEY ARE THE MAJORITY….BUT NOTHING HAPPEN…THEY ARE D MOST OPPRESSED…ALL THEIR LAND GONE….

  • anak sarawak porakpe

    For USD1 is "NOT FREE". Taib pays for it. Samling will attach the dollar note in his coffin later.

  • Ravi Gopi

    Well the more he steal the more he is going into the webhole of the Devil and he is not having a good life either because this is people money and the Prime Minister must have brought cargo loads of money to buy his support and friendship man

  • Raider

    The Sarawakians shows can be fooled fully.

  • cupcake

    these politicians are mostly corrupt. how do you expect the rakyat to pick an honest politicians? or politicians that can help them? you can't blame sarawakians and please don't call sarawakians stupid. Some of the rakyats that lived far away from proper access to media. They don't know much about these politics and these corrupt politicians.. don't blame on the rakyats. even if the ruler changed, how much can you guarantee that that particular politician won't be corrupt? and won't misuse the resource that we have here in sarawak?? there is no definitive answer to this. only God knows what will happen to these greedy, blood sucking politicians. the only thing that rakyat can do, try to live in peace. but i also want to see some change in the ruling party. try and see which is the best. take the risk. who knows, maybe we can be better off when the other party is ruling. like i said, nothing is definitive because human greed can't be controlled and be seen by other people.

  • Fox

    Property record extracted from website of King County, WA.

    Parcel no. for property address 1117 Boylston Avenue, Seattle is 2163901730.

    Latest transaction dated 14 Oct 1991. Quit Claim Deed – property transferred from CSY Investment of CA to its subsidiary, W A Boylston Inc of CA without monetary consideration, see link to document. Is WA Boylston Inc linked to Taib ?

    2011 Taxable value = USD5.24 million

    http://info.kingcounty.gov/Assessor/eRealProperty

    http://info.kingcounty.gov/Assessor/eRealProperty

    http://146.129.54.93:8193/imgcache/OPR1212681-1-4

    http://146.129.54.93:8193/imgcache/OPR19911014060

    https://payments.kingcounty.gov/metrokc.ecommerce

  • True Malaysian

    The Sarawakian are NOT going to fight like the Peninsular. They prefer to be the victim but then why complain?

  • http://maps.google.com/ Chua

    I was trying to locate these Mansion on Google Map but not found.

    Could someone please help me on this?

    http://maps.google.com.my/maps?q=1117+Boylston+Av

  • John

    we leave it to the public to decide. but look like he is getting more powerful, he can even buy 5k per head just to vote him and 10k for each ketua kampung to vote them. that amount is nothing for him. the only solution is to give a wake up call to our people, make the chances. I agreed, none politician is honest and all corrupter, and our CM has done too much to the public and country and give no mercy to all the sarawakian and we will never know what will happen next to our children. Talk to our children now, they are the only hope’s