5 Nov 2010

Hard Evidence – Sanyan Scandal Exposes Taib!

Hard Evidence – Sanyan Scandal Exposes Taib!

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Raw money - Sarawak's wealth ready for export

Evidence in a bitter court battle, currently being played out in Sibu, has laid out in devastating detail a mass of shocking information about the corruption at the heart of Sarawak’s State Government.

There has been little reporting of the case so far, because the Taib family have been doing their best to suppress it, however Sarawak Report has now obtained extensive documents relating to the hearing, all of which have been laid before the open court.

The case, which has been brought by the respected local businessman Dato’ Ting Check Sii against his former partner, Tufail Mahmud, brother of the Chief Minister, provides one of the closest insights so far into the illegal methods which the Taibs have used to extend their grasp over Sarawak’s wealth.  It shows clearly the direct role the Chief Minister plays in orchestrating his family’s raid on businesses and state concessions and how they employ  a network of tame businessmen and ‘nominees’ to manage and disguise their plunder of the State.

Concessions for sale and ‘nominees’ to disguise family interests

One of the most disturbing aspects of the case is Ting’s description of  how Taib family members employ nominees to disguise favouritism by the Chief Minister in the granting of state licences and concessions.  For example, in his written evidence Ting states:

“In 1987, I set up Sanyan Lumber Sdn Bhd which was given a timber concession.  The shares of this company are held by me (50%) and Draman @ Morshidi bin Omar (50%) (as nominee of Datuk Tufail).  Datuk Tufail told me that he needed to use a nominee  because his brother was then and still is the Minister for Resource Planning.  Datuk Tufail now denies Draman is his nominee, even though Datuk Tufail and I are the only joint bank signatories for this Company”.

 

Nominee shareholder Morshidi bin Omar hid Tufail's involvement as a beneficiary of a lucrative timber concession given by the Chief Minister to his own brother

Such admissions from Dato’ Ting about the way his business was operated are deeply damaging, because until recently he was one of the Taib family’s closest business confidants and one of Sarawak’s top Timber Towkays.  For 25 years he partnered Taib’s younger brother Tufail Mahmud as the co-owner of the Sanyan Group, which controlled 25 separate companies. The group’s enterprises also benefited a number of the Chief Minister’s other brothers, including Arip Mahmud, Onn Mahmud and Ibrahmin Mahmud.  Shares have also been handed to Taib’s own

Secret Shareholder - Taib's brother Tufail Mahmud

daughter Hanifah Taib, including one million shares in Sanyan Wood Industries. Indeed Ting has even confided to third parties that the Chief Minister had personally said to him:

“If you offer my brother more than 50% of the shares, then there will be more concessions for you!” [Abdul Taib Mahmud, Chief Minister]

That statement lays bare the Chief Minister’s corrupt management of his responsibilities with the sole purpose of self-enrichment.  Ting has made clear that there was never any contribution from any of the Taib brothers towards the costs of the Sanyan Group and that they did not purchase their shares.  Paying off Taib by favouring his brothers in this way was how Ting’s business was allowed to prosper.

However, it is clear that by putting his trust in such a bargain Ting enabled his own eventual downfall.  The majority shareholding gave Tufail the opportunity to wrest control over the US$ 400 million conglomerate, even though he had not contributed a single ringgit towards it.

Court deposition - Ting's lengthy evidence exposes Taib family's business methods and the Chief Minister's abuse of his political power

Going public

Dato' Ting Check Sii, co-shareholder and driving force behind the Sanyan Group

It is for this reason that Ting is one of a growing number of businessmen who have made the brave decision to place his grievances against Sarawak’s ruling family before a public court.  His evidence, whatever the outcome of the case, is compelling and based on inside knowledge.

Furthermore, his identification of Mr Moshidi bin Omar as a nominee of Tufail Mahmud and other allegations are substantiated by documented information available from the Registrar of Companies.  Moshidi bin Omar has been listed as the shareholder of several concerns that are controlled by Tufail, yet he has no separate status as a businessman and he has regularly ‘sold’ his shares on to Tufail Mahmud when convenient to do so.

Goodmatch Sdn Bhd, another Sanyan Company

According to the court documents, the Sanyan subsidiary Goodmatch provides another key example of the abuse of  nominees to disguise a conflict of interest on the part of the Chief Minister and his family. Goodmatch Sdn Bhd was used by Ting and Tufail in 1993 to enter a joint venture with the Japanese Noda Corporation in the construction of a plywood factory.

Sibu plywood factory - turning rainforest into throwaway furniture

Goodmatch was not only granted a timber concession by the State Planning and Resources Minister (ie the Chief Minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud), but was also accorded 5 years ’Pioneer Status’ for the joint venture project, later extended for a further 5 years, by the State Finance Minister (ie the Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud), thereby allowing it a 100% tax exemption!

According  the Sarawak Government’s official portal, Pioneer Status is meant to apply to ”strategic projects in hi-tech industries with heavy capital investment, high R&D content or intensive linkages”, so how a plywood factory might qualify is an interesting matter.  Meanwhile, Tufail Mahmud clearly considered it prudent to disguise his shareholding in this favoured company by again using Mr Morshidi Omar as his nominee Director and Shareholder for the first five years, holding 55% of the shares to Ting’s 45%.

Indeed, the registered company documents show that Tufail did not publicly become a Director of Goodmatch until 2002, when the pioneer status period and timber licence had expired.  Likewise, he had not publicly become a shareholder until 1998 when Goodmatch ‘sold’ 54.997% of its shares to him, leaving Ting with his 45% and Mr Morshidi Omar continuing as a Director, but with a mere RM1.00 stake in the company!   Given that Goodmatch is a subsidiary of the Sanyan Group which was co-owned and controlled by Ting and Tufail, the conclusion that Morshidi Omar is indeed merely a nominee (as stated by by Ting) is therefore inevitable.

 

Goodmatch - original Director was Morshidi bin Omar

But, should there be any remaining doubt, Tufail’s own evidence to the court proves Morshidi Bin Omar’s status as a nominee.  Even though Mr Omar had originally been registered as the public owner, Tufail now acknowledges simply:

“Goodmatch was incorporated with myself and the Petitioner [Ting] as shareholders and directors”

By 1999, Goodmatch was receiving over RM10 million in profit from its joint venture activities alone, 55% of which was going to the Chief Minister’s brother.  

Chief Minister is complicit

Dato’ Ting’s evidence makes abundantly clear that the Chief Minister himself is totally complicit in these arrangements and abuses his political power to control them.  In the case of Sanyan Lumber for example, after 16 years of annually renewing its timber concession Taib cancelled it, immediately after Ting and Tufail fell out as business partners.  In his testimony Ting explains:

“The timber concession Licence was not renewed in July 2003 and was instead given to Misi Gagah Sdn Bhd, a company controlled by Datuk Tufail through other nominees of his…. Misi Gagah now occupies the former office of Sanyan Lumber and utilises its former staff whose salaries continue to be paid by Sanyan Lumber until Labour Department put a stop to it in the middle of 2006″.

The lucrative timber licence was handed to a 'new' company, however it operated with the same staff in the same office, all still paid by Sanyan Lumber. In fact the main shareholder of the 'new' company turns out to be Tufail's own personal secretary! (clearly she is extremely well paid)

Sarawak Report has now established that indeed the main shareholder of Misi Gaga, Eleanor Ong, is in fact none other than Tufail’s personal secretary!  We would like to enquire therefore on what grounds the Chief Minister/Planning and Resources Minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud came to the conclusion that her tender was the most suitable to be awarded this timber concession?   Was it because she is his brother’s nominee or because she has the financial security, expertise and environmental credentials to support her wandering into the jungle to cut timber? 

This laughable state of affairs not only clearly demonstrates the ruthless action that the Chief Minister is prepared to take to keep his family’s control of key timber licences, but it illustrates how blatant this behaviour has become.  The Chief Minister and his family have clearly got lazy over their attempts to conceal how they bleed businesses in Sarawak, as they have got away with such practices for far too long.

Fruits of Favour - Tufail Mahmud's grand new mansion in Sibu has 27 bedroom suites

Inside - Sumptuous style

However, according to the Register of Companies, Goodmatch, which is now controlled by Tufail and his family, has just taken out a RM500,000 loan from RHB Bank, which was formerly owned by the Taibs and has always been willing to lend handsomely t0 the family.

 [See Raziah's RM800 million loan] 

Taib’s tentacles reach into every business

Towering shame? The Sanyan Building in Sibu, Sarawak's tallest building

Ting’s evidence to the court about the development of the Sanyan Group provides a clear exposition as to how Taib imposes his family interests on all the business in the State of Sarawak, profiting from every enterprise.  The Towkay points out that he provided all the money and management that went into building the conglomerate and then constructing its famous headquarters, the Sanyan Tower in Sibu. The only contribution brought by the Mahmud brothers was their crucial relationship with the Chief Minister.

Despite this, says Ting, Tufail Mahmud always insisted on the lion share of the profit and a controlling majority of company shares, a demand that was impossible to resist given the power of his brother to grant and remove key licences.  Records show that Ting’s salary was also half that of Tufail’s.  Sources say it was frequently joked at the Sanyan Group that while Ting was the Day Manager at Sanyan, Tufail looked after the Night-shift.  This was a reference to Tufail’s lengthy absences during office hours and to the bedroom furniture that he had imported into his office in the Sanyan Tower.

Grand Desk for Tufail Mahmud - but little evidence of much work!

On the other hand it is plain that businessmen like Ting benefit from tempting rewards, courtesy of the Chief Minister, for as long as they cooperate with the Taibs’ greedy demands.  Indeed it was famously noted that on the completion of the Sanyan Tower the State Government decided to move its offices into eleven stories of the building, thus ensuring that Sanyan managed to go straight into profit at a time when there was a reported glut in office space.  Pelita Towerview Sdn Bhd is the subsidiary of Sanyan Holdings which owns the Sanyan Tower, of which Tufail has a 56% shareholding and Ting a 44% shareholding, meaning there was a clear conflict of interest in Taib’s decision to spend taxpayers’ money on renting the offices.

Likewise, from the moment that Ting went into business with Tufail and also his brother Arip in the early 80s, his evidence makes clear that a string of valuable contracts came the way of their various enterprises.  Such rewards would have been unlikely for a less well-connected company, which is why the Taib family members are to be found enjoying such a mass of Directorships across the State, sitting on Boards for which they have no qualification and to which they have contributed nothing.

Sanyan and Achipeligo Shipping

Onn Mahmud - Brother of the Chief Minister and Gatekeeper Boss of Archipeligo Shipping

In this manner the Sanyan Group’s first venture in 1983 was Binta Corporation Sdn Bhd.  The court depositions explain that this was one of a series of shipping companies, which benefited from contracts with Archipeligo Shipping to provide transportation services from Tanjong Manis Port.   Achipeligo Shipping had in turn been handed a monopoly over handling all shipping in Sarawak by the Chief Minister and was it was entirely owned by another brother, Onn Mahmud.

The clear purpose of  Achipeligo, has been to act as a classic Taib ‘gate-keeper’ company, with no infrastructure and few staff, purely to enable Onn to privately ‘tax’ and control the shipping of all the logs leaving Sarawak.  Several insiders have confirmed to Sarawak Report that all foreign exporters were required to pay backhanders in US dollars into a series of  Taib-owned companies set up in Hong Kong in order to be allowed to conduct their business of shipping logs from Sarawak.

Under the system the weight of the logs exported was totalled each month and Kin Kwok Shea, Onn’s office manager in Hong Kong, would then inform the shipping companies of the cut they had to pay and into which of the various Taib-owned companies in Hong Kong.  This practice was publicly exposed by the Japanese Tax Authorities in 2007 , when they demanded tax be paid on these undeclared business kickback expenses by Japanese shipping companies. 

The tax authorities revealed that at least US$10 million had to their knowledge been paid into Regent Star Company in Hong Kong, of which Kin Kwok Shea is the registered shareholder.  Key inside sources have confirmed to Sarawak Report that in fact Shea, like bin Omar is only a nominee, this time for Onn Mahmud, who in turn represents his brother the Chief Minister of Sarawak as the true beneficiary of the shipping kickbacks.

 

Regent Star's nominee shareholders

The money raised by Achipeligo for the Chief Minister amounted to billions of ringgit annually, according to the insiders, who describe it as the Taib family ‘cash cow’ or ‘gold mine’.  It is this operation that provided the foundation of the family’s wealth until Sarawak’s world class rainforest heritage was finally stripped bare earlier this decade.

Sources say that another advantage of the Achipeligo monopoly during this period was that the company had sole control over the gathering of logging statistics, enabling it to provide false information to the government (run by the M.D’s own brother), which was then passed on to international bodies such as the International Tropical Timber Organisation.  In this way Sarawak was able to give an impression of sustainable logging and to disguise the level of greedy plunder that was actually taking place!

In this context Ting’s Sanyan Group managed to get a wealthy living performing contracts for Achipeligo to supply services to the shipping companies.  They received these contracts , thanks to the preferential treatmetn allowed by Onn towards his brothers Arip and Tufail (who were Ting’s partners).  Sanyan then subsequently took advantage of lucrative logging concessions and developed saw mills thanks again to the active support of the Chief Minster.

Dancing with the devil?

Insiders have confirmed to Sarawak Report that in the same way that the Mahmud brothers used nominees to disguise their shares and directorships, they themselves perform the role of nominee for the Chief Minister.  The bulk of the profits of the Taib business empire in Sarawak goes straight to Abdul Taib Mahmud himself.  This pattern matches the documentary evidence uncovered by Sarawak Report in the United States, showing that Taib secretly requires his family members to hold their shares in trust for him and it explains his vast wealth and string of properties in Malaysia and abroad.

Abdul Taib Mahmud - the mastermind behind the operation

Our sources have further disclosed the astonishing information that Taib controls his family nominees by forcing them to sign undated resignation letters and share transfer forms, which the Chief Minister keeps!  If any of these family nominess fall out of favour the Chief Minister is then able to deploy their own signatures to have them removed!  Onn Mahmud himself is believed to have fallen out of favour in this fashion prior to the kickback scandal and he has been sidelined from most of the Taib family businesses in recent years.

The experience of Dato’ Ting shows that, likewise, businessmen who profit by ‘playing the system’  are in equal danger of the same ruthless treatment from the Taibs.  In his evidence he reveals that by first allowing Tufail to take the controlling majority of shares and then permitting him to bring in more family members as Directors onto the Board, he ultimately gave his partner the means to wrest control of the company that he had done so little to create.  Ting writes:

“In 1998 [Tufail] requested that his brother Dato Haji Ibrahim bin Mahmud be appointed a director of Sanyan Holdings and [I] acceded to his request.  In early 2003, he again requested that his daughter Anita Hamidah Tufail be appointed a director and I also acceded to his request.  With the addition of his family members to the Board of Directors he was able to sieze control of the company and disregard [my] interests”.

Falling out

Daughter Anita Tufail - College graduate and new Sanyan Director. She thought she knew how to run the company better.

Ting blames the breakdown in relations between the former partners on this decision to allow college graduate Anita, a girl in her 20s with no business experience, to join the Board.  He says Anita immediately set about criticising the way Sanyan Holdings was run and relations rapidly soured.  By using the votes of his brother Ibrahim and his daughter, Tufail was able to enact a Boardroom coup and remove Ting from his position as Managing Director of the entire company and all its subsidiaries.

Having now taken control of the multi-million dollar company for which they had paid and done nothing, the Tufail family then stopped the payment of all salary and dividends due to Ting and went to extreme lengths to have him removed from his office in the Sanyan building and to sack all the long-term staff who were considered faithful to Ting.  Ting relates that this vindictive treatment was even extended to one of his nephews, a qualified engineer and an employee, who was demoted to the role of toilet attendant!

Sarawak Report believes there can be no clearer proof of the level of corruption that the Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud has inflicted on his country over the past 30 years than the scandalous evidence brought forward in the Sanyan case.  The Taibs will be doing their utmost to make sure that the judiciary find against Ting’s suit for compensation and the rightful return of his company, but they cannot hide the facts that have been brought before the courts.

  • http://www.facebook.com Saribas Jack

    Sarawak Report has lots of indept that unearth many of the dirts on Sarawak politic under Taib corruption and mismanagement administration.Keep up the good work.As or We Sarawakian can never see the daylight. It is time all Sarawakian's shall stand up and vote Taib/BN out!!!

    • swk warrior

      good luck in doing that!

      if simply voting him out, it would have been done decades ago, wouldn't it??

    • Pampang SIBU

      Sad to that Sarawak now is owned by Taib. I hope he will die next year. Black magics help him too much to gain political power and to keep his life long lasting. GOD…please take Taib's breath now. He breaks our heart. He has everything bad. God Job Sarawak Report !!! Interesting to read your facts at here. Well done. I hate TAIB.

    • EyesWideShut

      Where art thou o MACC??

  • laughing

    CAn I work for Sarawak Report? Fantastic reporting.

    • san tet

      Yess… me too… what is the qualifications?

    • b______o

      I second that

  • mdaa

    The Taib family has done too much for their own gain. I really hope his reign ends soon. then he will know that no one will ever respect him once he is out of power. The problem is will he ever be overthrown. No one can be certain. Lets just hope in the coming general election BN will lose. I don't care who rules as long as Taib is no longer CM. I believe many Sarawakians are tired of all the bullying done to them by Taib, his family and henchmen. It's time for a change.

  • lou

    Good job swk report! I myself as a Sibu people knows all about the corruption, as other Sibu people do. Yet we don't have the hard proof. Now no one can deny your hard work in exposing the corruptions! Good job!

  • May Foo

    Sarawak Report, this is a fantastic piece of investigative reporting backed by sound evidence you have done. Kudos! However, there is no way Sarawakians can kick the Taib family out unless reports like this are translated into the local languages so that they can reach the majority who are not English educated. perhaps it is high time teaders who are proficient in both English and a local language step up and volunteer their services.

    • Reader

      I concur. The main pool of rural voters are the ones who need to be INFORMED and EDUCATED about these abuses because they are the ones who will determine the swing from BN to PR.

      The urban voters are already sick to the stomach. Now we need to get the rural folks equally sick to the stomach.

      I suggest you translate into Chinese, Iban, and Malay. Rural Chinese voters need to be informed too and we should not underestimate their voting power.

      Start with Iban. Most Bidayuh and Orang Ulu speak Iban too. And this is your core audience.

  • West Malaysian

    Unfortunately, the mostly rural Sarawakians are too poor to be bothered by all these exposes. This is most unfortunate as we need them to effect political change to stop the rape of the country. If these poor are too afraid and ignorant, we can't help them if they don't help us to effect this change.

  • Francis Ungga

    Now I believe Taib is absolutely corrupt.

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  • http://N/A Truthbetold

    First of all, I wish to congratulate Sarawak Report for a job well done! The report is very accurate and insightful. This report is most welcome in view of the complete media blackout on this court case and similar exposes on the Taib family in the government-controlled national and Sarawak MSM.

    Secondly, the Sanyan scandal is just the tip of the iceberg. In fact, most of the large profitable corporations in Sarawak are owned by the Taib through this kind of arrangement.

    Thirdly, Mr. Ting's misfortunes also happened to many businessmen who fell out with Taib and his family members. But most of them would swallow their losses and misfortune quietly for fear of retaliation by the Taib family.

    Last but not least, there is a lesson to be learnt here, i.e. if one sleeps with the devil, one should be prepared to face the consequence. In the bible, it is stated that the wage of sins is DEATH!

  • http://www.1sarawak.com.my kick taib ass

    1 sarawak kick taib n family ass

  • Anaklemanak

    Further actions need to be taken to expose what Taib has done to Sarawak as a whole. Will all your report, can't there be something done to get Taib to be responsible for what he had malicously done to us?

  • Anaklemanak

    Corrections to my prior comment

    Further actions need to be taken to expose what Taib has done to Sarawak as a whole. With all your reports, can’t there be something done to get Taib to be responsible for what he had malicously done to us?

  • najibrazak

    Taib. Remember that its one thing to manipulate the Courts but that does no good if evidence can become public. You need to stop this! Seriously how many more of your secrets can come out and leave you electable? And there are more. No? Maybe a whole archipelago of them. Not very clever of you. 1 out of 10 and that only for sheer brazenness.

  • http://ngausaloi.blogspot.com Ngau Saloi

    Keep up the exposing all the discoveries and the mysteries of the TAIB family. Well Done, SU!

  • muhammad ridwan

    Please…Sarawakians…please come together to vote out your….dying THIEF minister…..Abdul Tahi Mahmud. It's now!Before all of us suffer even worse…after your elections….Can Sarawak survive another 5years under the Tahi family?!

    • swk warrior

      stop being naive thinking voting will kick this taik out of controlling swk lah. omg. geez

      how can ppl reading all the exposes in this site still believe that voting him out is a sound and feasible solution? he can squash so many businessmen and others who fell out of favour with him and his family so easily, u think he canot change the ballots TO HIS FAVOUR?

      kacang putih to semut putih only.

  • joseph

    TELL ME HOW MANY SARAWAKIAN KNOW ABOUT THIS???IS IT ONLY IN THE INTERNET? NOT IN THE NEWSPAPERS OR TVs??

    • san tet

      Karam singh wallia… please publish this article in your "Aduan Rakyat" series.

    • Akeng

      Knock2. Hallo bro. Where have you been?

      Who control the newspapers & tv?

      Wake up!!! and vote wisely in next election. (Feb 2011)

      • swk warrior

        clearly this fella ain't a swkian hahahahaha

        • joseph

          EH KLAKAR JUAK KO TOK

  • Alex

    Good jobs SR. Now it is our duty to spread this thru emails.

  • from hands to mouth

    never knew he is such a balachan shits.

  • Ranen Bhattacharyya

    Dear Sarawak Report,

    Great reporting. All it needs is galvanising act by all present associates of this mad 'Midas' Taib to stop on cue cooperating in Company affairs.

    Taib will be ham strung and fall flat in his face.

    Awesome.

  • SweetNoob

    Good Stuff!!! Fantastic write up with adequate details, references.

    I am going to promote this to everyone I know so that more people can read this.

    I strongly urge all who have read this to promote it in Facebook, hotmail, Gmail, Blogs, etc

    Only with awareness, can we bring about good change to Sarawak

  • http://yahoo Ching TH

    Any wonder why Taib condemned anti-rich protesters? He knows that the people are against anti-corruption created taib

  • http://www.antubeduru.blogspot.com Beduru

    God is fair. He either gives you beauty or riches. Not both. Look at Anita Tufail. Hahahahahahahahahahaaaa!!!

  • Crazy Horse

    They will have to answer to the Almighty in hereafter and will be duly punished. I can bet my last RM on that.

  • Wu Hen Hui

    Any action taken by the relevant authority to follow up to make intensive investigations into this serious matters affecting the integrity of the governing machinery?

    • swk warrior

      HAHAHAAHAHAHA!

      u think leh?? u think the current federal govt got no hand in this whole thing ah? u think he's so brazen to do it alone ah??

      HAHAHAHAHAHA! mahai. got ppl so naive. u think our PM dont know ah for the past 30years ah?

      wahlao yeh

  • texedo man

    nice one maaa

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  • James Wong

    How about Harwood Timber ?

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  • EDOL

    ALANGKAH MURNI SARAWAK REPORT DITULIS DITULIS DALAM BAHASA MALAYSIA SUPAYA RAMAI RAKYAT MARHEAN DAPAT MEMAHAMI APA YANG DITULIS DI SARAWAK REPORT

    • joseph

      MAKE SARAWAK REPORT IN BM AND CHINESE VERSION.

  • james Wong

    Is that mean Ting also pay for the bomoh salary ?

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  • absurd

    the one thing i cannot stomach is when his BN cohorts & idiots said this

    "taib is still needed".

    • joseph

      TELL HIM WE NEED HIM TO BUILT A TRAIN RAILWAY FROM KUCHING TO KOTA KINABALU..HAHA

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  • lakia

    Watching from NZ: In some 45 years, with Taib Mahmud & his Uncle before him, Sarawak lost an est. RM$90billion!

    In some 45 years Sarawak's Taib Mahmud, his Uncle Yakub before him, their relatives, cronies, associates, timber tycoons, oil palm magnates, shipping, realty, mining and construction moguls, etc, etc, have directly or indirectly 'stolen' from Sarawak (including tax evasions) an astronomical amount:

    Based on RM$2billion a year x 45 years equates to RM$90 billion = RM$90,000 million = RM$90,000,000,000.

    By Alan Newman

    To Everyone in Malaysia,

    Speaking as a neutral, 3rd party observer, and hailing from NZ* (*voted as No. 1 in the world for non-corruption), please make all your loved ones, friends, associates, neighbours, countrymen realise this:

    In some 45 years Sarawak's Taib Mahmud, his Uncle Yakub before him, their relatives, cronies, associates, timber tycoons, oil palm magnates, shipping, realty, mining and construction moguls, etc, etc, have directly or indirectly 'stolen' from Sarawak (including tax evasions) an astronomical amount:

    Based on RM$2billion a year x 45 years equates to RM$90 billion = RM$90,000 million = RM$90,000,000,000.

    Enough to build electric train lines, super highways, hundreds of schools, hospitals, several universities, multifarious amenities and bring tremendous development and wealth for the people.

    In returrn for being elected, Taib deceived the people for 30 years, and yet he still stands proud and shouts today, without the slightest trace of conscience, morality or sense of shame.

    Yet people in the street are heard saying: "Of course vote for the Government, they have money for development. Opposition – no money." Oh My God! Look at your DAP Party taking the CM post and government in Penang!

    All must wake up and act NOW, not tomorrow!

    For a start, team up and bring a Class Action Lawsuit (concerted legal action) against your MACC (Anti Corruption Agency).

    Then press for Taib to be arrested immediately. If necessary, start street protests, state-wide work-stoppages, blockades of roads and airports. He must be brought to justice and all wealth hunted down, audited and returned to the State. None of the tycoons spared in the exercise either.

    Recently an MP in NZ Taito Philip Field was jailed for using Asian immigrants to do up his house in return for promises of helping them with residence application; just for that! What a contrast to your Country!

    Alan Newman,

    NZ.

  • http://none observer

    THEY ARE ALL THE SAME,RAPING OUR RAIN FOREST FOR MONEY,GREED,NEPOTISM,CRONYISM,DICTATOR,SUPPRESSOR,THIEVES..WHAT ELSE YOU NAME THEM THERE ARE ALL THERE.

    WAKE UP DAYAKS,WHERE IS YOUR SLOGAN" AGI HIDUP AGI NGELABAN?

  • http://none observer

    I WONDER HOW TAX HAVE THEY PAID. WAKE UP INLAND REVENUE,WAKE UP.NO BALLS AT ALL,

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  • http://none observer

    TING- ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END AND YOURS END EARLY.YOUR REWARD REMAINS WITH YOU,YOUR DATUKSHIP.AM I RIGHT? YOU ARE PART OF THE FRAUDS TOO,RAPING OUR FOREST AND YOU CAN BE PROSECUTED AS WELL? WHY DO YOU MAKE SO MUCH NOISE? YOU DID NOT MAKE NOISE WHEN YOU ARE MAKING MILLIONS?

    HOW MUCH TAX DO YOU PAY OR HAVE YOU PAID?

    TAX EVASION,MONEY LAUNDERING AND YOU CAN BE CHARGED FOR THESE TWO CRIMES.

  • BlackMagicWoman

    If PR promise to eradicate prostitutions,no more taxes and every single rakyat Sarawak will be paid their shares in oil and gas revenues,i can see im my crystal ball, Sarawak will go further.

  • http://none YII UNG TONG

    BLACK MAGIC WOMAN- HOW COULD YOU ERADICATE PROSTITUTION? THIS IS SPECIALISATION OF LABOUR MY DEAR FRIEND. SIMPLE ECONOMICS AS THE LAW OF DEMAND AN SUPPLY PREVAILS.

    BUT I WOULD PREFER IF THE AUTHORITIES TO CONTROL THE INFLUX OF 'CHINA GIRLS" COMING INTO THE STATE ON THE PRETEXT OF BECOMING FOOT REFLEXOLOGY. ARE THEY REAL? TO CERTAIN EXTENT,MAYBE BUT IN ACTUAL FACT THEY ARE REAL PROSTITUTES.POLICE,IMMIGRATION,RELA,GOF CHECK ANG CHENG HO SHOP HOUSE ROOMS FOR RENT. THEY CHARGE RM300 FOR OVER NIGHT AND RM50-150 FOR A QUICKIE WITH RUBBER OR MORE IF BARE.HA HA HA H

  • Wu henhui

    Riding on the tiger is no joke man, you know you will be eaten in no time! No even a single bone left!

  • james

    Scandal that will ruin Taib's image.

  • http://www.sarawakreport.org Samsung

    Thanks a lot for the Sarawak report for in depth in research for the reports that Taib family's rob Sarawak people wealth for their own benefit. How on earth this kind of people can easily influence Ting's to give them the share out of a single cent and control the Sanyan Group of Company

    Keep your good work and expose it to the Sarawak people.

  • http://pkrlanang.com.my Bapa Orang Utan Sara

    Why taib and family members had chosen alomost all the Chinese crony to coperate with them? Any specific reasons? If PR formed the Government, those people should come out and expose more of such reaping all the resources of Sarawak not only for this generation, but our next few generations! Would we be blamed by our desiddents if we don't look-after or protect and reserve our resources? All Sarawakian should ponder about this.

  • BUCKLYNN RIMBAR

    Sorry SR…no other way but only wat Ghandi did in India…or Mandella in South Africa…or…MARTIN lUTHER king in U.S…we Sarawakians hav to go to the street if not its all talk nothing is going to change…most Saawakians are working for C.M related Organisations….we need to really protest in the street coz everyone in Malaysia can talk but noting works….alll talk bulshit walk….if we all feel this way lets really get down to the street if not nothing will change…after this election its another round…trust me…its the same thing…..