14 Nov 2010

‘Hide Park’ ! –    The Taibs’ London Bolthole

‘Hide Park’ ! – The Taibs’ London Bolthole

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Hampshire House, 12 Hyde Park Place - The Taibs occupy the spacious ground floor flat

It is undoubtedly one of the smartest addresses in London.  Hampshire House is an enormous and gracious period building overlooking the world-famous Hyde Park, just a stone’s throw from Marble Arch and Oxford Street.  It contains some of the largest apartments in the capital, including the regular ‘pied a terre’ of Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud.

The ground floor apartment used by the Taibs is worth around £8.5 million (RM 43 million) and measures over 4,000 square feet.  A sense of its grandeur can be gained by looking at the pictures of a neighbouring flat that was recently put on the market at this price.  All the Taib family are known to regularly use the building and it is likely that they own or have access to more than just one of the flats, since so many are able to reside there at one time.

Detour on the way to Haj!

Gracious interiors - worth RM45 million (£8.5 million)

Indeed we can report something that was not mentioned by Sarawak’s tame media on Tuesday, when Taib’s departure from Kuching to perform Haj was extensively covered.  Instead of going straight to Mecca, the Chief Minister in fact came directly to his luxurious Hampshire House in London, which is an over-shoot of his nominal target by several thousands of miles.  The decision to go to the UK first will have shortened his advertised pilgrimage by a number of days.

Sarawak Report has learnt that one reason for the detour was that the Taibs had planned a major family reunion before going on to do their pilgrimage.  The day before the Chief Minister himself arrived, staff at Hampshire House were in full preparations and our information suggests that the family have decided to stage a’ coming together’ to try and repair some of their public feuds and rivalries.  It is believed that this is an attempt by the Chief Minister to present a united family front as he gets ready to appeal to increasingly fed-up voters in the coming election.

Spacious interiors

Even Onn Mahmud, the brother who had once acted as Taib’s closest business fixer, but then fell out with him, has been included in the gathering.  Onn, who was directly implicated in taking millions of dollars in timber kickbacks by the Japanese authorities, has barely spoken to many members of the family for years and has been excluded from Taib’s inner circle.  The plan for this event was that family members should ask for each other’s forgiveness and make amends with each other, before travelling to Mecca to ask forgiveness of Allah.  They are clearly hoping that this idea of forgiveness will also catch on with the voters of Sarawak.

Sulaiman Rahman Taib, photographed arriving at the gated entrance of Hampshire House on Tuesday 9th November the day before his father's arrival.

Spotted at ‘Hide’ Park – Sulaiman Taib

However, there is likely to have been another compelling reason behind the Chief Minister’s decision to visit his Hyde Park mansion on the way to Mecca, as he may have been meeting his son.  The day before his arrival a Sarawak Report photographer spotted the Chief Minister’s absent son, Sulaiman Rahman Taib, arriving in a black chauffeur-driven Mercedes and slipping into Hampshire House, where he is apparently staying. 

Sulaiman Taib has failed to appear in public in Malaysia for the entire past year, despite his role as a member of the Federal Parliament, which has been the subject of considerable speculation and concern.  However, the Taib family has refused to make any statement as to his whereabouts. He has not appeared in his constituency or set foot in Parliament, which is a blatant neglect of the public duties for which he is handsomely paid.  Indeed his extraordinary disappearance has sparked several rumours that he might be dead or under-going treatment for a disease, which the family is unwilling to discuss.

So Sarawak Report is pleased to be able to perform a public service in confirming that the Chief Minister’s son is alive, appears well and presumably drawing his salary in London.  In fact ‘Rahman’ has been spotted a number of times in and around London over past months and it is certainly open to speculation that he is indeed benefiting from Britain’s advanced medical skills in the treatment of a number of diseases that might not receive the necessary expertise in Sarawak or Malaysia. 

Taib employee assaulted our photographer

Rahman's driver left opens the door for more passengers after assaulting our photographer. Pictures of the assault have been made available to the police.

However, it is clear that despite their public position, the Taibs do not appreciate our publicising of their whereabouts or possessions.  Rahman Taib spotted the young female photographer and clearly pointed her out to employees, who came out of the building to identify her.

 A short while later the driver of his car assaulted her in the open street as she attempted to take more photographs of female passengers leaving the building and entering his car.  The Taib driver grabbed the young woman by the neck and forced her to erase her photographs until she was rescued by an onlooker.  The matter is now being investigated as an assault by the police.  This kind of brutality,although regularly meted out to members of the public under Taib in Sarawak, is strictly prohibited in the UK.

Late on Tuesday the photographer believes she also spotted the Chief

Taib slipping in at dusk?

Minister entering the building himself  not long after his Singapore Airlines flight touched down in Heathrow.  Sarawak Report would like to invite any readers who might have better photos of the Chief Minister going in or emerging from Hampshire House, 12 Hyde Park Place, London W2 to send them to us and we will be pleased to publish them.

Who owns the multi-million pound flat?

Sarawak Report would also be interested to know exactly who owns the ground floor flat which is so frequently used by the Taibs and which appears to be the current home of Sulaiman.  According to the official Land Registry the public owner of the property is Sultan Abdul Halim Mu-Adzam, the Malaysian contact of the Taibs who invested Onn with his title of Datuk. 

The relationship between the two families and who really holds the possession of one of London’s smartest properties is clearly a matter of public interest.  The Chief Minister, given his official salary over the past 30 years, should never be able to afford such a residence, yet in fact this is just one of a string of such properties that the Taibs do own.  Taib himself has been recorded saying “I have more money than I can ever spend”. 

Cleansing - a bathroom at Hampshire House

The Chief Minister is also known for attempting to hide his real ownership of companies and properties behind the names of others who have privately agreed to hand over their control of the assets via covert deals that give Taib ultimate control over the wealth of his family and friends.  Sarawak Report has proven a number of cases where the Taibs use such nominees to hold their shares secretly in trust and this includes Abdul Taib Mahmud.  The confused ownership of mansions handed to the Taibs by Samling in the United States is another example of tactic, which was previously exposed by Sarawak Report. 

So, does the Hampshire House residence in fact belong to the Taibs, while being registered under the name of a friendly sultan?  If not and the property is indeed that of the Sultan, why does he allow the Taibs to treat it as their own?   A statement from the Chief Minister on this and all the other matters we have raised with regard to his staggering but inexplicable wealth would, as ever, be truly appreciated.

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  • najibrazak

    Taib. You should be more discreet outside Sarawak. Obviously you cannot control the Press there! I wish you luck at Mecca though you should remember that Allah cannot be bribed and is unlikely to overlook a sin list such as yours no matter how many times you say you are sorry. One thing is sure. You will be!

    • Andrew

      Zoopla Estimate of a 4-bedroom unit in Hampshire House is as below. For a 5-bedroom unit it could 1.5 million sterling

      Current Market Value £6,459,045

      * Rental value £24,388 pcm

    • http://none Politic of Corruptio

      HA HA HA AH HEH EH HEH EHHE..YOU NEED TM BADLY NR..YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING AS WITHOUT TM YOU ARE NO BODY..UMNO WILL BE IN OPPOSITION. SPEAK SENSIBLY..HA AHA HA HA

  • Ed

    Again back to the natives votes for allowing him and family all these. The natives live in hell and voted them to live in paradise. Who to blame then?

    • Vigilante

      Don't just blame those native voters. They are the poorest people in Sarawak, living below the poverty line. It's really a pity that their sons and daughters have to venture out of Sarawak to look for jobs and there are now close to 40,000 Ibans working and living in Johor Bahru.

      When the con-man minister came and offered them RM600 per longhouse door, they thought it was really money coming down from heaven to make both ends without knowing the end results because they are naive, uninformed and not knowledgeable about the dirty politics of the government of the day.

      Take, for example, those natives in Sebangan, Sebuyau, where their timber lands were grabbed by the thief minister, where were Jabu, Masing and Mawan to fend for them? I bet they were all scared stiff and went into hiding.

      That's why this time round we need the party Iban leaders in SNAP to go to all longhouses to educate the natives with hi-tech tools. If this is not done now, the con man will come again with more bribes and if he wins again, he may take some of the lands on which the longhouses stand and eventually, the natives will have no place to call their homes. Just some food for thought.

      • theAlphamale

        To those who are not familiar with East Malaysian voters. Please don't condemn the rural voters. They are not well informed…. It's not easy to inform them with all the mainstream media to the Beer End favor. To make matters worst the Iban politicians are all in cahoots…or scared to voice out their grievances due to their interest in certain business areas.

        I concur with Vigilante.

      • Sarawak tanah airku

        Orang yang harus dipersalahkan ialah orang yang memaksa, memujuk dgn janji manis kerajaan agar orang kampung mengundi agen-agen TAIB. Mereka adalah pengkhianat bangsa. Mereka sedar bahawa sarawak telah di dekriminasi selama 47 tahun tetapi kerana mereka adalah 'ball polishing' dan ada keinginan tersendiri seperti TAIB, mereka sangup mengkhianati bangsa dan generasi mereka akan datang.

        • Flying Dove

          betul tu the "ball polishers" are the worst kind of crook. They sell their own poeple.

      • http://none Politic of Corruptio

        FOR ALL DAYAKS,THE REAL SCENARIO IN SEBANGAN/SEBUYAU IS THAT,THE TIMBER LICENCE WAS GIVEN TO AREA A BUT THOSE GANGSTERS EMPLOYED BY CHUNG KULUNG WENT TO LOG AREA B WHICH IS TOTALLY OUT OF THE DESIGNATED AREA.

        LUCKILY THEY BURNT ONLY THE EQUIPMENTS.I WOULD PREFER THAT THEY BURNT THE COMPA NY'S DIRECTORS OF QUALITY CONCRETE..THEY WERE THE REAL CULPRITS.

    • Naiveboy

      YOUR COMMENT TOO CHEAP!COULD BE YOU ONE OF THEM.HOW DARE YOU ..

    • http://goodlesite cliff wee

      we are to be blame coz we vote….them..people will do the same if they too became the cm of sarawak….

  • poorman

    What an irony,comit sin first and go to Mecca.

    • tagas

      Maybe that's why those corrupted civil servants and politicians make a trip to Makkah a must at least once a year…so their sins for that one whole year be forgiven, and then return to malaysia to sin again…a total disgrace to the religion of Islam!!

    • Flying Dove

      typical character of BN muslim,sin,sin,sin then go to mecca

    • Flying Dove

      hayo senangnya masuk syurga

    • http://google Abang

      TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL HOT ON TAIB'S TRAIL?

      That's why Taib is such a consumate politician.

      Sin and seek forgiveness and sin again.

      Depending on the sequence he may sin and die without forgiveness and end up in a very hot place (not Mecca).

      He is so smart that he even got FBI protection in the USA and is the FBI's landlord.

      Transparency International France recently succeeded in bringing lawsuits for corruption against 3 African "Leaders" – soulmates of Taib's.

      Most western countries have TI branches.

      Can we do something while he is still alive. Can't get him in hell!

      Gabonese President Omar Bongo escaped justice by dying first. Very frus!

    • Future Leader

      No matter what he did to hide his 'SINS' from rakyat,but still he cant never hide it from God..

      maybe he is a multibillionare CM,but that doesnt mean he can buy God forgiveness…

      am i right?

  • Vigilante

    Over the past 30 years, this thief minister got away each and every time and no one dared to touch him, not even the toothless MACC. So he thinks he is always above the law that makes him immune from investigation and prosecution. That's what makes him more daring to grab whatever suits his fancy and whims without limit and mercy.

    I think PAKATAN RAKYAT is a good composition of opposition coalition. In the next GE, DAP will handle all Chinese voters in major towns, PKR & PAS, [basically Malay- based] will deal with Malay voters in all kampungs, and SNAP [Dayak-based] go to major longhouses.

    All must work together with one common central theme to expose all the heinous imagineable crimes commited by the thief minister, using hi-tech tools and aids. If he is allowed to stay in power for another five more years, there will be no end to his plungering and when he is done, he will start laughing all the way to the banks and what is left of Sarawak is nothing but just an empty shell.

    • Listener

      Don't just talk – why can't someone do something about it if they need the change. Can we change for the better!!!!!!!!!!!!Time to change and not let milk the country dry as they can enjoy their wealth somewhere else as they have already done so. Sarawak will be left barren and erosion will happen and the poverty will prevail. Do something about it – not just argue here on the web – Do something wise.

    • Blunt speaker

      The MACC will continue to be toothless unless we change the government of the day BN becos they are in cronies. Such an obvious and clear evidences of abuse of power but no action taken at all. To hell with MACC and BN, let's topple them in the next election, once and for all! No problem for Chinese voters becos majority are for DAP except the few who are for Sarawak useless peoples party which will be wiped out in the next GE. As for rural areas, PKR can work together with SNAP becos there are capable leaders like Baru Bian who can do wonders like bring about change to the livelihood of the rural folks!

  • Sarawak sik best, pa

    Kamek mok relex dikit kat london sebelum pg haji. Sarawak bukan main panas bah u…

    p/s: If u think that to vote is none of your business, think again.

  • Dont anti-rich?

    Give Dayak rm600 to vote for him. Rm 250 to apply for ncr land. But earn a shitload of money of out Sarawak. Voter get voters now. Forward this info to as many friend u got there.

    Still remember he said no to anti-rich?

  • Manbai

    Sarawakian are stupid.. can be bought over for RM 600 while the white rajah laughing away to his throne. Does not make a single dent to his bank account. I am sure that RM 600 bribe comes from the tax payers.

    • Nobody

      maybe i would agree that most sarawakian voters are stupid to keep PBB and Taib in power. but do you ever try to think why they're stupid?

      for most of them, life hasn't changed much in the last 47 years because the gov't has kept them stupid, uninformed and most importantly, POOR. RM600 makes a BIG difference in the interiors of Sarawak. something you West Malaysians will never understand after taking so much wealth from Sarawak and progressing so much that you cannot see how much RM600 means to a really poor person.

      • Christina S. Suntai

        Sarawak Dayak voters can be described with as many negative adjectives as you care to list but the most problemtic is their inablity to think for the future. The next fault of Dayak voters are that they are "kepapas ka pangan diri", meaning that they are resentful of another Dayak who happen to make more money than they do, unless you share the money with them. I am going to illustrate it with this story.

        I have a piece of land in Bajong, Sebuyau, and next to my land is my cousin's less than an acre property. I wanted to buy this piece from my cousin. He refused to sell it to me because he did not want me to build a nice banglow there. A year later he sold the property to a Chines guy who proceeded to build "burong layang" birdhouse on the property.

        There are two reasons why my cousin behaved the way he did. First he is resentful that I have more money than he does and therefore would be able to build a better bungalow than his. Second, he so ignorant to the fact that birdhouse near our residential area will bring all kind of health issues to the area. This rural Dayaks' mentality is so rampant in Sarawak and this is why to win an election it is going to be an uphill battle for the opposition. Second, voting in the rural areas is by racial line. The Malay will vote for the Malays' candidate and the Ibans will vote for the candidate if he is an Iban or better yet, a "kaban."

        I think the stories of balatant disregard of natives rights to be broadcast by Radio Free Sarawak over and over could be make a difference and stir some outrage among many Dayaks. Please get as many people as possible from all over Sarawak to talk what the current Barisan Nasional Administration has done to their native farms, "temuda" and forests.

        Most of the Dayaks' mentality are just like my cousin's, resentful and ignorant. If anyone know how to overcome this sort of mentality, please advise me: [email protected]

        This is the Iban mindset that we have to overcome, come election time. They are so ignorant of the longterm effects of voting for the person or political parties.

        This is also the mindset of why many of our relatives sold out to Quality Concrete Holdings to bulldoz their farms and kill their trees for a mere 250 ringgit! Even the so called educated Dayaks will say the do not like to get involve in politics, as if it is a hobby of some kind! Some Dayaks are so ignorant of the effects of politics in their everyday lives.

        • http://none Anak Tiri

          My dear Christian, you are dead right. It happened to me too.But the worst is my cousin,he uses 'jayau' and my cousin almost kaput lah. Why don't he use it now instead of his own people? now is the time to show what you have,strength,unity and all those things. Where is your slogan,"AGI HIDUP AGI NGELABAN".

        • Anak dayak

          Dear Chris! it is so sad to note how pitiful and pathetic our Dayaks are! I have been talking and listening to our Dayaks brothers, its true what you've been saying all along! Graduates, senior civil servants, pensioners, and all the supposed-to-be educated Dayaks that I have talked with are mostly ignorant of the facts that Taib has been ploughing Sarawak's wealth and keep on supporting Taib! Most, if not all, those, who started their service after 1981, had no other bosses, other that Taib! Thus, whatever Taib says and does, everything is right, no questions asked and no arguments allowed! That's Taib's Covenant! And the people of Sarawak, especially the poor Dayaks are all subject to this rule!

      • Listener

        Don't you think the whole social and economic policies is true to communism – we only talk at the moment and no action. Who has really gone out there to protest against all these and strong enough to hold an early election and gather all those who do not want him in power to outsted him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • swakftw

      Please do not be so harsh to put Sarawakians down that way, please understand that Sarawakians are already underpaid what more to say those from the rural areas.

      Understand that Sarawak is huge, as big as west malaysia but many have been underprivileged due to excessive amounts of unaccounted monies from 'allocations' and 'implementations'

      In sarawak a university student's starting salary is only RM1,500 not even RM1,800 but in some cases yes, depending on what your field is and mind you that is only in the city, but the further you go specially into the deeper areas of sarawak the less your salary will be unless an individual or group is appointed by a major firm, corporation or company

      what more to say in the outskirts of sibu, bintulu and miri? putting an amount more than RM500 in front of people's faces is already a big deal and particularly a big one for the kampong folk.

      imagine some in the rural areas have to do without a half day's of electricity if you think about it and some have to spend wisely on water even though at the end of month after unbelievable excessive use the total amount is only RM15.

      to us, that seems like peanuts for a whole months' use but to them rm15, rm 20 is already a lot of money spent when they're only making 3-500 a month at max rm1200 before deductions, what more to say rm500 in this case? that's more than a month's salary and more than half a month's salary in the case of the more 'fortunate' ones.

      so can you really blame them when you put (in this case) rm600 in front of them? think about it; they also have to worry about their coming month's expenditure, a number of them also have their indulgences, they also have their families to think about, if you are also a working man, which i believe so, i am sure you know how it feels.

      and who in this community will care about them? honestly not me or you because we ourselves are tormented with our own problems and worries, but that's what politicians are for, but which among them are willing to actually lay their own lives down and live in such scarcity that these people are living in?

      which of us especially among politicians are willing to go through the Truly Honorable Mahatma Gandhi choice of lifestyle? genuinely giving up all physical possessions and adopting an intolerable lifestyle just for the people? (and believe me at the rate things are going over in sarawak, that drastic decline in a politician's lifestyle is necessary.)

      None of us… and that essentially, is the most tragic part .. because doing something half heartedly in a way that 'half way' is already the best that can be done and is deemed 'hardwork' and also receiving a bogus sum for that so called 'hardwork' is by its own; a tragic outcome for these rural folk.

      so can you really blame them when the big guy comes in sweeping them off their feet, handing out these small sums to these rural folk just like a modern day robin hood? these are simple folk we have to admit, living simple lives with high hopes that the government will one day benefit and help each and everyone of them who try their best in their lifetime.

      RM600 is a lot of money even to city dwellers in Sarawak/Kuching but that shouldn't be the case now should it? but now think about it, and ask yourself who was 'hard at work' keeping that state-of-mind that Rm600 is actually 'unattainable' or 'hard-to-come-by' or even to some: worth the blood and sweat of a person?

      So please, don't be so quick to judge but please understand that the conditions that some of these people(rural folk) choose to live in are their way of life and some fear that that they might be eaten up alive in the big city, but when you choose to follow that way of life you cannot deny that there will be major setbacks particularly in terms of finance.

      rm600 will guarantee the next part of the month or even the next three months for some of these people, so please don't brush them off as 'stupid' they equally deserve a chance and they are waiting for it some of them, but none of the top-guns are willing to go to greater lengths to put self-interests aside and put in 110% in for these people.

    • Crazy Horse

      i m a sarawakian and i m not stupid. i can speak 5 languages how many languages can you speak? i don't vote for this thief minister. my vote count only as 1. i tried to change my elders but they wouldn't change. please don't generalise you stupid and ignorant west malaysian.

  • peaker

    May I suggest that Sarawak Report extend the coverage of their posting. Post in Wikileaks, Scribd etc

    http://www.scribd.com/explore

    • Tiarama

      Go idea!!

      • Tiarama

        Good Idea!

  • Sarawak Son

    My my Sulaiman not willing to touch a defenseless lady so getting his driver to do it. No wonder the poor girl is shaking with fear and her photos prove it. It takes a brave person to take these photos.

  • gasoul

    What about Jabu, Manyin, George Chan and the rest of the leaders who has been supporting the evil blindly.

    • Anonymous

      This is one story of EVIL BREEDS EVIL.

    • Anonymous

      They should all be judged the same level as Taib one day when they all meet their own Creators.

    • bok uban

      Birds of the same feathers stay together. Jabuu anak 'Numpang'given the right name – will always ride on wth Taibb to hell with all his billion/trillions and will be burned and consume by the fire of hell. The 3 pen'Numpang'namely, Jabuu, Manyyin, and the playboy Chan will be perished with the driver Taiibb in Hell foeever and evr.

    • Saralara

      HISTORY WILL BE WRITTEN, WHO IS THE WORST CM IN SARAWAK

  • http://none observer

    GOING TO MECCA TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS?? WHAT FORGIVENESS? STEALING FROM THE STATE?MAY ALLAH FORGIVES YOU TAIB BUT THE PEOPLE OF SARAWAK NOW. AFTER ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS,YOU WILL START ALL OVER AGAIN WHEN YOU RETURN TO SARAWAK.THE THIEF MINSTER OF SARAWAK?? HA HA HA

    SULAIMAN DOES NOT NEEDS HIS PARLIAMENT SALARY. AWOL FROM PARLIAMENT? SHOULD BE SACKED AND HOLD FRESH ELECTION..NEGLECT HIS DUTY. WHAT SORT OF MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT IS HE? CASANOVA?? IS HE SUFFERING FROM AIDS?? WHY HIDING??

    FAMILY MEETING? YES ,PREPARING WHERE TO GO SHOULD HIS COALITION LOSE THE COMING STATE ELECTION..RUN AWAY?? COWARDS??SCARED TO BE PERSECUTED FOR CRIMES COMMITTED..FINANCIAL,RAPE OF THE FOREST,KICK BACKS,TAX EVASION,MONEY LAUNDERING.. YOU NAME THEM ALL TRUE

  • http://none observer

    PLEASE SET UP THE FUNDS FOR SARAWAK REPORT. WE WILL ALL DONATE RM10.00 SO THAT WE CAN EMPLOY ANYONE WHO IS PURSUING A GOOD JOB IN TRACKING DOWN THESE CULPRITS,TAX EVASIONS,MONEY LAUNDERING AND ILL GOTTEN WEALTH.PLEASE GIVE US SARAWAK REPORT BANK ACCOUNT SO THAT WE CAN BANK IN RM10.00 TO HELP.COME EVERYBODY LET US ALL UNITE NOW. NOW IS THE TIME SO THAT WE CAN ERADICATE CRONYISM,NEPOTISM,"GREEDYISM","THIEFISM"(NEW WORDS BEING COINED)GANGERSTERISM

  • http://none observer

    MESSAGE TO "MANBAI"-PLEASE DO NOT SAY SARAWAKIAN IS "STUPID". DO YOU REFER TO US ALL SARAWAKIANS OR JUST TAIB HERE. HE OFFERED US RM600.00 BUT NOT TO US BIDAYUH HERE. PLEASE DO NOT GENERALISE AND BY THE WAY HAVE YOU BEEN TO SARAWAK? IT SEEMS THAT YOU ARE STUPID TOO.

  • anonymous

    Why-lah you people like to waste time talking about TahiMud (mudshit?). DON't have to wait for next election… just 'blow' him away NOW with the "traditional" S'wak style – of course NOT with C4 you morons! That would be too easy and an 'insult' to the "semenanjung" dumbos who used it before. eheheheheeheh!!!

    Just get your best BlowPipe "sharp-shooter" and stick one right to his balls (poison-tip specially with some 'fancy' concoction from your "exotic" jungle-juices)that would prevent him from EVER being able to sit down on his skinny butts again for the rest of his natural life here on earth, as a result of an 'inexplicable' and sudden growth of his balls to an Over-sized water melon! Just make sure that there is NO Antidote for it – you 'jungle people' are the 'expert' so I don't have to teach you lah! eheheehehhahahahahaaeheheh!!

    I can betcha he will NEVER ever enter an election again and resigned from politics FOREVER and spend the rest of his life LICKING his overgrown balls!!! KAHKAHKAHKAHH!!!! hehehehehehehe!!!!

    I just luv a good joke! Don't ya?

    Remember: "Take your job seriously but not not your life!?" Now where have I heard that B4? (or is it C4?)

  • haro

    inform the sun tabloid about this..

    they r really explosive when it come to investigative reporting

  • Dr Roshan

    Stop this avarice. This guy Taib and his family has swindled big. Wither MACC?

  • joseph

    HERE WE SEE SARAWAK'S WEALTH GOES TO LONDON…

  • joseph

    SULAIMAN RAHMAN TAIB….WHAT ARE YOU DOING??

    • Anti Politic Of Dibo

      I doubt he is sulaiman !!! Maybe that guy is just a look alike of sulaiman or maybe he undergone plastic surgery to look like sulaiman. For the thief minister, the cost of deception is just a peanut.

      If that guy is really sulaiman, why bother to hide from people in "hide park" ???? I smell rotten rat here.

  • Rentap

    "Injustice never rules forever….They will be curse from generation to generation until all repent and humble themselves to HIM Almighty"

  • Belian

    Taib's days are numbered, even with his so-called family he feels persecuted.

  • bidayuh

    WITH SOOOOO MUCH MONEY…..I AM NOT SURE TAIB CAN PURCHASE HIS LIFE TO LIVE TO 100 YEARS OLD.HIS WIFE REACH ONLY 68.GOD IS GREAT.

  • laughing

    Just give us the mechanism to donate money to Sarawak Report. By the way, since he went to London enroute to Mecca, we should stalk him and confirm that he is actually doing his Haj in Mecca.

    • Flying Dove

      have faith in Sarawak Report, they know what to do, lets do our part.

    • Tiarama

      Most likely he just went to Meca and stay in the hotel while his nominee does the Haj for him.

  • Dooomers

    My good lord. I think the Sarawak Report being and trying to be FRANK and do good reporting has been doing unfair to the masses. SR reported that Sulaiman was spoted in London was a crap… he is in Canada and last few days i SAW HIM in Singapore…WHAT A CRAP? Taib Mahmud was claimed to fly "not long after his Singapore Airlines flight touched down in Heathrow" and seen was London before going for Haj is a BIG lie. I AM A CIVIL SERVANT FROM A IMPORTANT MINISTRY WHO IS ASSESSED TO MOVEMENTS OF VVIP FOR SECURUTY REASONS VOUCHED THAT sr REPORTING ON TAIB IN LONDON IS A BIG LIE. I, IN AS MUCH AS IMPRESSED BY SR REPORTING ALL THIS WHILE…FOUND OUT THAT APART FROM FACTUAL LOCATION OF TAIB PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENT (MAYBE), THE REST ARE MERE SLANDERS AND LIES TO DISCREDIT AND PREJUDICE AND HATRED OF A PERSON FOR POLITICAL GAINS AND SELF SATISFACTION.THOUSANDS MAY BELIEVE YOU, BUT THIS SORT OF REPORTING WILL MAKE ANY RESONABLE LEVEL HEADED PERSON TO THINK TWICE ON YOUR MOTIVE AND OBJECTIVE. IF YOU ARE SINCERE ABOUT THE PLIGHT OF YOUR SARAWAKIAN PEOPLE, BE A TRUE OPPOSITION POLITICIAN AND BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT LARGE TO EXPOSE ALL YOUR ALLEGATION FOR YOUR LEGAL SYSTEM TO TAKE HEED. YOUR ARE DISCRIMINATING YOUR OWN NATION WITH OUT THE GUTS TO FIGHT IT OUT IN THE OPEN ARENA AS A GENTLEMAN.BE BRAVE LIKE OUR APAI RENTAP, APAI ROSLI DOBY AND APAI JUGAH.

    • Apai Saloi

      Only civil servant with important ministry? No way Taib will tell or give u the exact journey of his as he is trying to avoid public attention/scrutiny. His personal assisitant may provide 'official' journey to you, but the actual one, only he himself know. That i can bet with you bro. After all, why defends that fellow who contribute very little towards the devt of srwk during his tenure.

    • Tiarama

      Dooomers,u challenged SR to fight in the open is laughable because u are hiding youself. Be brave!!

      The whereabouts of the thief minister and his sons have no value to lies or truths. The assets disclosed by SR that he and his family have are – facts or fictions – were not challenged in the open by the thiefs. So I take those as the face value. The fact is I am not intersted to know whether u are his nominee or not.

    • joseph

      HIS WRONG-DOING IS WHAT SARAWAKIAN ARE FIGHT FOR, WHY PROTECT THIS KIND OF MAN. SARAWAK REPORT IS THE EYE, VOICE AND EAR OF SARAWAK PEOPLE WHO WANT JUSTICE.

    • Anonymous

      WE HAVE A VERY GOOD 'RUNNING DOG' FOR TAIB BUT TOO BAD HE IS VERY GULLIBLE LIKE THOSE 'RUNNINGS DOGS' OUT THERE, YOU NAMED THEM!

    • Belian

      "…FOUND OUT THAT APART FROM FACTUAL LOCATION OF TAIB PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENT (MAYBE),"

      Dooomers you are sad arsed fool. I've had relations who are fly boys and Taib was their VIP passenger. It was airport to airport, brother. Taib always forgot to take these fly boys on his rounds -after they landed.

      SR gave ample proofs of Taib's grand theft of Sarawak's wealth and that is the whole point, is it not ?

    • http://none observer

      'DOOMER'- HOW MUCH ARE YOU PAID? ARE THE 'DOG'? YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO BARK LEFT AND RIGHT,BACK AND FRONT? ARE YOU SO SCARED OF YOUR RICE BOWL?

      YOU TALKED AS IF YOUR BRAIN IS UNDER YOUR FEET AND SO YOU ARE A PARTY TO THIS CORRUPT PEOPLE.

      MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOU KNOW NOT WHAT YOU ARE TALKING. YOU ARE BEING ASKED TO DENIED. WHAT A CRYING SHAME.??

      • Flying Dove

        maybe Doomers is a KERABAT….

  • Jaffar

    Dont only blame the Native who vote BN and make Taib wealth in London Pls Blame also Native leaders who help Taib empire stronger. Do the Native Leaders knows this??

  • Anak Sarawak

    Paparazzi of UK and US. Please provide photo evidence of the Taibs in all their luxuries. Do this as your CSR for the natives of Sarawak. Show them how their leaders are spending their monies while we live in poverty in Sarawak. Give your photos to Sarawak Report for all to see. God Bless your good deeds.

  • malau

    Kepada sesiapa yang belum mendaftar sebagai pengundi sila daftar, jangan pandai cakap dan komplen itu ini, tak puas hati sana sini. Kerana jika anda pengundi sah anda boleh undi parti pembangkang kita sama-sama selamatkan Sarawak dari pemimpin tamak. I'm very proud of myself because more than 10 years as voter my vote against BN keep their majority win slimmer until they lose.(im 30 years old)

  • mohd arshad raji

    Dear All,

    Please do not assume that by going to Mecca, Taib's sins are forgiven. Never…he will still have to answer to Allah swt in the hereafter. He will be questioned as to how and where does he gets his wealth. And being a Muslim, Taib should know that he will not have the luxury of lawyers to defend him. Time is running out for him, and I suppose that is why he goes to Mecca to seek forgiveness. Allahuakbar.

  • mohd arshad raji

    Dear Doomers,

    Just wondering….are you a paid agent of Taib?

    • Vigilante

      I say, this fella, Doomers, talked cocks only and he looks like a paid agent and a fan or a worshipper of the white haired monster.

      He claims he is a civil servant in an important ministry and look at the terrible English which he has writen.

      I can hardly understand what he has writen. Besides, he also wrote in CAPITAL LETTERS, showing he is kind of arrogant and full of air.

      The fact that whether the thief monster and his son were seen in London as reported by SR is not important

      Why is he defending the white haired monkey? Doesn't he know that this guy is evil and very wicked, going on a resource and asset stripping and grabbing spree all over Sarawak for the last 30 years or so and when he is done, Sarawak will eventually be left with bones and skeletons for our children's children as well as his to inherit. You bet he wants this to happen to his siblings and descendants?

      A good [man] leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner [is] laid up for the just.

      [Proverbs 13:22]

      If this joker still thinks the white haired crook's ill-gotten properties and investments at home and overseas are myths, may I suggest he varifies the following links and blogs below by clicking on "LINKS" above this page.

      Links

      Blogs

      o Borneo Warrior

      o dayakbaru.com

      o Hornbill Unleashed

      o Rengah Sarawak

      o Sarawak Head Hunter

      o The Broken Shield

      On-line news reporting

      o Bintulu News

      o Malaysia Kini

      o Malaysian Mirror.com

      o Monga Bay

      o The Malaysian Insider

  • Tiarama

    Can we all research and share (compile) some of the oversea complaint contacts to where all Sarawakians can send our complaints or seek an economic boycott(don't rents) to his oversea properties.

    Marcos was brought down by peope marching, Suharto by the new people government. The thief has too much money to overcome all those and I don't really trust the iban voters not voting his men because they can change overnight . The only way we hope Canadians, Americans, , British and Austrlians will help us – pressure their governments and businesses not to rent his properties.

    • Strategist

      As private citizens, we cannot go direct to the Canadian, US, UK and Australian governments to confiscate his landed properties in their countries. We must go through government to government protocols which we are not empowered.

      If Pakatan Rakyat forms the next Sarawak government,they will definitely

      leave no stone unturned and go after the bunch of crooks; they will use the long arm of law to confiscate their ill gotten wealth and return it to the people of Sarawak and they will probably go through Interpol to seize all of TahiMud's overseas ill gotten landed properties, including freezing all the billions in his Swiss bank a/c

      and eventually throwing him into prison for the rest of his natural life. [In China, the penalty for corruption is death by a firing squard]

      Pakatan Rakyak [this time round, DAP, PAS, PKR & SNAP are involved in full force] are not worried if the thief minister get re-elected, Jabu, George Chan or Masing or Mawan get re-elected. As long as PR wins 36 seats upwards out of 71 seats, they form the next government. It's as simple as that. They must, say, deprive PBB of 18 to 20 seats and another total 18 to 20 seats from SUPP, Masing's and Mawan's parties, then they are on the way to take over the corrupted government and all Sarawakians must make this happen. It's now or never.

      • Tiarama

        It is not difficult to persuade a Chinese to vote PKR.

        But for the Dayaks, Malays and Ibans – I doubt it as they can just settle with $600 for the whole family.

        Only "Money talking" will helps PKR to form the next Sarawak Government.

        Have a "money talking" PKR's Manifesto. Promise every Sarawakian at least $1000 from the money recouped. Tell them PKR will used the money recoup to Clean up poluted Rejang River, restore our damaged rainforest etc.

  • T

    This is a BIG CON Minister ever had in Malaysia, Founder please create an "facebook" button for us to share the "wonderful" news to all fb users, spreading and letting them to know how ashame to have such a corrupted Taib we have

  • Curtin

    There's a fine line between criticizing the man for what he has done and attacking him personally. Please be wary of where that line is.

  • hungry

    where is SPRM bastards pukima lancau

  • bidayuh

    THIS DOOMERS BY HIS PEN NAME IS A DOOMED PERSON.YOU ARE A MORON TO CHALLENGE PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND FIGHT IN AN OPEN.ASK YOUR MASTER TO FIGHT IN PADUNGAN TIS COMING ELECTION IF YOU DARE.BACK TO YOU IDIOT?

  • Headhunters

    Taib Mahmud and family, u have NO SHAME!!!!

  • BlackMagicWoman

    Either we like it or not, Taib is destined to belong in World Top 5% Rich amongst The Richest population. He is a very generous man. If you need money support, go and ask for it nicely, you will not be dissapointed. But in this case, you are asking for power(same anywhere), talk to him, discuss with him professionally, You will be surprised!Believed me, he is looking for someone who could lead Sarawak towards independence. If he really steals, don't steal back otherwise you will be much more notorius than him. Regarding Sulaiman, it's ok, give him time because he miss his late mom so much and im so sorry for him. If things goes according my crystal ball, Sarawak will be independent in 2050!

    • Strategist

      What is the point of his being generous? It's not his money he is using but the Sarawakian people's money. He is just a wolf in sheep's clothes.

      He is no better than a thief that breaks into your house or a robber who robs a bank. The only difference is that he is above the law.

      He takes,steals and plunder whatever and whenever he wants people's properties and the natural inheritance of the land without mercy. He is a curse to the people of Sarawak and this curse shall visit his iniquity upon his children unto the third and fourth generation

    • joseph

      WHAT YOU MEAN THAT Sarawak will be independent in 2050? WHAT… YOU THINK TAIB FAMILY WILL RULE SARAWAK?ARE YOU WANT TO GO WAR OR SOMETHING..BULLSHIT YOU BOMOH WOMEN!

    • Tiarama

      The thief has no shame. He think he is the King of Sarawak and he can passed that throne to his son. That is why he made his son a MP and a deputy fedreal minister in preparing him to be the next thief minister of Sarawak. Who knows that kid cannot stand without blonde women around him and therefore quit his job.

  • poorman

    LET THERE BE DEVINE INTERVENTION TO THOSE WHO STEAL FROM THE RAKYAT.

  • alaga

    $$$ is king…

  • BlackMagicWoman

    Ladies and gentlemen, up here in the serenity of Gunung Santubong, you can feel the wind of change.,but not let your hatred of one man destroy the will be prosperity of the masses.Let no jealousy sits in your pure heart.,Mankind goes blind by the glows of gold and silver. Will you guarantee the future leaders of Sarawak able to put aside his greed on power and gold once he sits to the comfort with thousand of followers? Curse will be with you who shows too much hate because your turn is waiting outside your door..According to my crystal ball, Pakatan Rakyat will only grab Sarawak fully in 2020!

    • sundrop

      According to your crystal ball, it will fall on your head you BlackMagicWoman

    • minyakswk

      you should join us fight Taib,we come not to hate but we're fighting for justice,don't simply just curse us.how much he has pay you?

    • Tiarama

      According to mine, black magic woman, u wanted so much to be his bomoh but he is not interested. My crystal ball showing he is heading to the prison one day.

    • Change

      BlackMagicWoman, your bad Karma from your words and your curse should go back to you for eternity! What goes around comes around!

  • http://none Darod Branas

    BLACK MAGIC WOMAN WE DO NOT NEED YOUR EVIL POWER. ANOTHER BOMOH IN THE MAKING.WE DON’T NEED PAKATAN RAKYAT,ANOTHER WEST MALAYSIAN POLITICAL FLAGSHIP.HOW COULD THEY RULE SARAWAK WHEN THEY CANNOT ORGANISE THEMSELVES.THE POWER WILL COME FROM WITHIN.WE PREFER NOT TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH WEST MALAYSIAN ANYMORE.THEY ARE ALL RUBBISH.THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT LIFE HERE IN SARAWAK.

  • Beritamahubetul

    Where do you get the source they goin to detour to london? fake source ler bro. he won't be in time to perform hajj if he went to london first. next time bro, check your source. do not believe what ever people throws at you.

    Later your portal become rubbish do not blame other people!! screen your source first!!

    • james

      taib is a hypocrite man—-hypocrisy to all sarawakian

    • Apai Saloi

      Tuan,

      If Taib perform his HAJI, why he didn't cut his hair bold? I think he went to Mekah to do UMRAH only, that's why he was there a few days only. Therefore, he got plenty of time to detour….

  • http://none Left Eye

    BERITAMAHUBETUL,PICTURE DO NOT LIE. MAYBE HE IS GOING FOR UMRAH AND NOT PERFORMING THE HAJ.MERELY TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS. I DON'T THINK YOU CAN SPEND A FEW DAYS PERFORMING THE HAJ WHILE OTHERS SPEND AT LEAST 4 WEEKS..NOT COMPLETE AT ALL.

  • http://[email protected] d people

    He think that he stay at Hyde Park where most of Sarawak people doesn't know but any how he still cannot 'Hide'. Hahaha…

  • http://none DACIN SINGIT

    POLITICS OF BN GOIVERNMENT

    1. PEOPLE CAST ASIDE, CORRUPTION IS THE TOP PRIORITY.

    FORMER PM WANTS TO REVIVE THE BRIDGE PROJECT,WHY?? SO THAT HE CAN HAVE MORE MONEY.

    WHO IS THE PM NOW? DR.M NR IS ONLY HIS PUPPET. WHY DO WE HAVE THIS MAMA,FOREIGNER DICTATE US? SAD SAD SAD FOR MALAYSIA.

  • toby runcorn

    My dear wife has recently returned from Malaysia with a copy of The Star. I was horrified to read that Taib is STILL CM. I lived as an ex-pat in Sarawak in the 80s and could not get over the domination of this little toe-rag over Borneo feudalism. ALthough his wife seemed very pleasant. He is still in charge?! Are the people of Sarawak crazy!? 30 years!Dictators in Romania and Yugoslavia were shot for less.

    • swk warrior

      u obviously don't know what u're talking about. ppl don't "vote" in swk. those are just a show put on to "show democracy".

      taib can easily change the ballots at a snap of his fingers.

    • swk warrior

      if anyone can shoot him, pls do so. if they managed to smuggle in bullet-proof windows penetrating weapons to swk, that is.

  • utai nyamai

    Taib, you will have a lot to answer in the afterlife. You belong in the dark realms once you kick the bucket (you will probably end up in a maze be surrounded by walls made of money and u can't find your way out) You may think God will forgive your sins on your death bed. But remember, according to the law of the universe (karma) what you sow you will reap. God does not forgive sins because he can not be offended. You are doomed asshole!!!!

  • http://none Crying without tears

    USING BRUTE FORCE ON THE POOR SR PHOTOGRAPHER. SAD. WHY DO YOU PRACTICE VIOLENCE? WHY? IS YOUR POLITICS PRACTICING DECEIT, JEALOUSY,VENGEANCE,SELFISH AND VIOLENCE.

    1. FORMER GM DEAD.

    2. SR PHOTOGRAPHER WITH HER NECK SQUEEZE

    3. BUSINESS ASSOCIATES FORCE TO LEAVE COUNTRY

    4.POLITICAL FRIENDS FORCED TO LEAVE LIKE CELESTINE UJANG,JAMES WONG,PATAU RUBIS..JUST TO NAME A FEW.

    WHAT'S NEXT NOW?

    I AM SAD AS THOSE DAYAKS FOLLOWING TM ARE SO NAIVE AND THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT ARE THEY DOING. TM OVERRULED PRS PRESIDENT BY KEEPING LARRY SNG WHO IS NOW PARTYLESS BY GIVING HIM THREE PORTFOLIOS.HE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A DEGREE BUT HE PAY AND GET ONE., USELESS.

  • Renaissance

    Come on Dayak and Orang Ulu. Lets cooperate and take over the country from bastard people. We are majority and believe me, we can regain this country whenever we want, but we must unite first. Strategy is there.

  • http://none Raja Manggeng says..

    WHERE IS YB SULAIMAN TAIB?? WHERE IS HE HIDING? IS HE STILL ALIVE? YES?? NO?? IF NO MORE ALIVE,WHY DIDN'T SPR ANNOUNCE FOR A BY ELECTION??

    DOES HE DIE FROM AIDS?(ACQUIRED INCOME DEFICIENCY SYNDROME)

    MAY GOD BLESS HIM OR HIS SOUL.

  • Hello Sunshine

    Just let them rotten in their richness.

  • http://sarawakreport Zaki

    My wish for this year is that during the DUN GE, hopefully voters of Sarawk would wake up & vote for change so anew government would take over. However knowing the current opposition is made up of PR which is made up of politicians of different ideologies & egos, therefore Sawarak would turn upside down so in this scenario only UMNO could save us. Hidup UMNO. Hidup Najib. Save us from Taibism

  • Jerome Law

    We can all moan and complain about the issue of corruption and what Taib did, but if you think about the whole thing for a split second and hold that thought – if we Malaysians have enough to eat on the table, drink a few beers fro those who do, buy a few durians for those who love; then sad to say the situation will never change.

  • ANTI KURAPTION~

    hahaha i believe that Taib's dont even have any religion…he believe that he is god himself and let his DOGS to worship him…so sarawakian u better act fast before its TOOOO TOOO LATE….dont wait till 2020..

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