25 Nov 2010

Taib Share Shock ! – Exclusive

Taib Share Shock ! – Exclusive

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Royal Mulu Hotel - Chief Minister owns shares in this state-funded enterprise

Sarawak Report can reveal that the Chief Minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud, has a major personal shareholding in Sarawak’s highly controversial  Royal Mulu Resort,  a project that has received huge injections of cash from the State.  This means that, as both Chief Minister and Finance Minister, Taib has authorised the diversion of large sums of public money straight into his own pocket.

As State Resources and Planning Minister, Taib was also responsible for the forced acquisition of a large area of Native Customary Lands from the indigenous Berawan tribe to build the resort, for which the tribespeople received virtually no compensation.  Our evidence therefore further exposes him for having authorised this land-snatch for his own direct benefit.

His shareholding is in a company that was incorporated as recently as November 2007, Mesti Bersatu Sdn Bhd.  This in turn has a 50% shareholding of the Taib/Mahmud family company Kenyalang Cergas, one of the main shareholders of Borsamulu Resorts Bhd (BRSB).  BRSB was handed the ownership and lucrative management contract for what was once a state-owned National Park, thanks to a series of decisions by Taib’s own government starting in 1991.  The management contract is paid for by the taxpayer!

In the money! - a decade ago the Geneids had nothing, now they are the toast of Malaysia's Tatler Ball 2010!

The other major beneficiaries and shareholders of the Royal Mulu Resort are members of his family, including his sister Raziah, her third husband Robert Geneid and the family of his late brother Arip Mahmud.  Taib Mahmud has personally  accused the Berawan people of being “greedy” for refusing to hand over their lands for ‘development’.  Their peaceful protests in the 1990s were brutally put down by army and police and their leaders were imprisoned.   Deprived of their territories, these communities are now impoverished and hungry and few people, apart from the Mahmud family, will have difficulty in discerning where the true greed lies.

This time it’s on record

The significance of this official confirmation of the Chief Minister’s own shareholding lies in the fact that Taib has normally sought to disguise his acquisitions and shareholdings in an attempt to avoid widespread allegations of corruption.  He habitually uses members of his own family to hold shares on his behalf.  Thus, the names of his many brothers and sisters, his late wife, his four children, nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws are prominent as key shareholders in most of Sarawak’s important businesses.

Insiders have also told Sarawak Report that the elderly Chief  Minister has employed a number of other devious methods to keep control of such companies until he is able to extract his wealth and invest it secretly abroad.  These methods include forcing his nominees to sign undated resignation letters and share transfer forms, which he can use at any time to force their removal and employ somebody else as his front man or ‘nominee’!

Likewise, Sarawak Report has copies of US documents showing that shares which were publicly registered as belonging to family members were in fact secretly ‘held in trust’ for the Chief Minister himself.

Chief Minister’s name is in black and white in the Register of Companies

In black and white - Chief Minister Taib Mahmud declares his interest!

Mesti Bersatu Sdn Bhd therefore forms a notable exception, in that Taib declares his financial interest in black and white in Malaysia’s Company Register.  It is likely to have been an oversight on his part and a sign of his growing confidence that he can do what he likes in Sarawak and get away with it.

He is registered both as a Director and a Shareholder of Mesti Bersatu and holds 400,000 shares out of the 2,300,000 total shares issued for the company.  The other shareholders are his late brother Arif’s three wives (condoned under the Muslim faith) and two grown up daughters.  At RM 1.00 per share, Taib’s shareholding represents an outlay of 400,000 ringgit.

Cheesy tourist welcome - the local tribespeople put on embarrassing display at the Royal Mulu Hotel (from the Geneid family facebook album)

The company is registered as having ‘No Operation’ at it’s Kuching address, but in fact owns half the shares in Kenyalang Cergas Bhd, which was set up in 1992 as a direct Shareholder of the Royal Mulu resort.   The other Directors and Shareholders of Kenyalang Cergas are Taib’s sister Raziah and her current husband Robert Geneid, who were behind the original development of the resort and  act as the main directors of the company.  Crony timber tycoons the Yaw family, the owners of Samling, have also put money into the project, along with the architect from Singapore. Crucially the Sarawak State Government has also taken up an interest in the venture and has usefully pumped in large sums of life-saving injections of cash from the taxpayer over the years.  That involvement was of course thanks to Taib Mahmud.

All thanks to Taib!

Raziah and Robert Geneid reportedly came up with the plan to develop Mulu, which is famous for its caves, in the early 90s, when Raziah was still married to her 2nd husband.  In 1991, thanks to Taib Mahmud the Chief Minister, a decision was made by the Sarawak State Government to alienate land acquired in the National Park for a pitiful sum of RM 80 per acre from a local headman to their new family company the Royal Mulu Resort.  The Geneids had no money or hotel experience, but Taib’s brother Arip, who had made money from another family venture  Achipeligo Shipping (which has now developed into a separate major scandal over the allegations of billions made in timber kickbacks) invested in the venture.

Berawan land - who cares?

Given that the Chief Minister had alienated profitable state land into the hands of his unqualified sister and brother, the project was from the start corrupt.  Even more corrupt has been the continuing support by the state of Sarawak, through the Sarawak Economic Development Corporation, of what has turned out to be a lamentably unprofitable venture.  In the name of  ‘developing tourism’ the SEDC has been paying what appear to be astronomical ‘management fees’ to the Geneids and their co-shareholders for running their own hotel investment!

This generosity has turned what would have been a disastrous investment and a failed venture into a major money-spinner for Raziah and Robert (the son of an Australian fruit-vendor) who appear to have turned the resort into something of a family forest playground, judging from family facebook sites.  Indeed few actual tourists go there and most tourist guides warn visitors that the small sized National Park has long since been stripped of its wildlife by the effects of Taib’s logging activities in all the surrounding areas.

It is also, of course, thanks to Taib that awkward complaints by the local population have been so firmly suppressed by the full force of the state and police.  Thus, while the Geneids party in luxury (arriving at their holiday hideaway via a specially-built airstrip that involved blowing off the top of a sacred mountain and taking more of the land that belonged to the natives), the local people have received none of the benefits of the much-trumpeted ‘progress and development’.

Forest fun - canopy walk at Mulu. Berawan guides are not permitted

The Berawan tribe have now returned to court to fight the company’s forced acquisition (thanks to Taib’s government) of yet more of the NCR lands for a second extension of the resort as part of a deal to develop it further, in collaboration with the US-owned Marriott Hotel chain.  So far they have received no compensation or recognition of their claims from Taib, despite the fact that previous governments did recognise their ownership of the land.

The Marriott Hotel chain appears to have no shame in participating in this deal, having already collaborated with Raziah Mahmud in developing the Marriott in Miri, again thanks to favours and land alienated by the government of Abdul Taib Mahmud.

However, Unesco which attributed World Heritage status to the site in 2000 has already signalled its own worries about the situation at Mulu.  Its 2008 report into the management of World Heritage Sites raised the management of the park as an issue of concern.  It states that the Chief Minister’s plan to flood great areas of Sarawak with dams could impact on the site and further points out that there have been reports that “the benefits of tourism and World Heritage designation are  not available to the indigenous groups.  If these reports were confirmed”  UNESCO states “this lack of engagement of local communities could threaten the effectiveness of management and impact the integrity of the property”.  The UNESCO report requires reassurances by 2010, which can hardly have been forthcoming.

Local poor are dependent on tourist tips

Despite the usual bragging about ‘progress’ from AbdulTaib Mahmud, the ‘development’ of Mulu has predictably provided no compensation and little in the way of jobs for the local people. The Berawan are apparently banned from being guides in the park they know so well.  In return these people have lost their lands and livelihoods and no longer have their hunting grounds.  The Geneids and their government partners have therefore provided virtually nothing for the people who they have displaced, many of whom are starving hungry.

Progress and development at Royal Mulu - for the natives that is.

The once nomadic Penan of the area have likewise lost their hunting grounds, due to Taib-sponsored logging all around the actual park (which is on high ground and therefore does not have very interesting trees) and they are now living in shanty settlements on the fringes of the Berawan lands.  Far from enjoying the fruits of modernisation they survive from making baskets for the few tourists who come to look at them from the resort hotel.  So poor was the standard of housing provided by the Geneids in this ‘progress and development’ scheme that one such tourist himself put up the money to pay for the removal of mosquito-breeding swamps from beneath the settlement’s main longhouse, which had been a major discomfort and health hazard.

So how much has the Sarawak State paid to the Taib family to run Mulu?

Nevertheless, the taxpayer is still being forced to pay substantial sums to the Geneids in the name of ‘developing tourism’, for managing their own venture!  The big question is exactly how much has Sarawak invested in this project that is now being taken up by the Marriott?  Sarawak Report has ascertained that in 2007, the same year that Taib Mahmud openly acquired his shares in the company, a new contract was drawn up whereby the State was to pay even larger sums into the Borsamulu Resort Company, of which he was now publicly an owner.

Made from Ratan - bewildered Penan hunters reduced to a tourist attraction at Royal Mulu

Sarawak Report has been informed from reliable sources that the agreement was for Borsamulu’s management subsidiary to be paid RM 50 million a year for 50 years by the state.  This means that the State of Sarawak has agreed to pay the Geneids and indeed the Chief Minister himself, RM 50 million a year to manage their own investment until the day they die!  We therefore ask the Government of Sarawak if they will please confirm this figure and explain on what grounds they think they can condone such corruption?

Clearly these figures should be made public as it is the right of the people of Sarawak to be informed of the total sum of public money that has been poured into the Geneid’s forest playground since its inception in 1993 and they should also know how much more it is committed to spend.

Marriott Hotel

Sarawak Repot would also like to enquire of the Marriott Hotel Chain whether this continuing support by the Sarawak taxpayer forms part of their ‘incentive’ for taking up a joint venture with the Geneids at Borsamulu Resort and also whether the company holds any ethical standards regarding human rights and the environmental impact of their activities?  If so, how does their involvement in Borsamulu equate with these standards?

Marriott’s new business partners in their joint venture with Borsamulu Resort include the Chief Minister of Sarawak and his family, the State Government of Sarawak and the logging giant, Samling, recently condemned in an investigation into illegal logging by the Norwegian Government.  Since Marriott are re-launching the resort under the auspices of eco-tourism and the Chief Minister and his family can only be described as one of the worst environmental menaces alive on this planet, we would like to ask Marriott how they are planning to deal with this contradictory arrangement?

'Eco-tourism' - a Geneid pal contributes to the destruction of the Mulu homeland of the Berawan Tribe

We would also like to enquire if Marriott can reveal the true identity of another of the major shareholders of Borsamulu, Widervale Assets Limited?  We assume that in the course of doing their due diligence into the joint venture eco-tourism project they have identified the owner of this company, however in an instance of extreme irregularity it is not registered on the Malaysian Company Register, despite such a significant holding in a prominent state government-backed concern!

Given that Marriott Hotel Group’s promotional material regarding their planned acquisition of Mulu in 2011 claims confidence in the “eco-tourism potential” of the Royal Mulu Resort,   Sarawak Report would finally like to ask on what criteria the Marriott Hotel Group judges ‘eco-tourism’?  Their new business-partner, the Chief Minister of Sarawak, has sponsored the destruction of a huge segment of the Borneo rainforest, destroying the landscape of the whole of Sarawak.  He authorised the logging of thousands of square miles of virgin rainforest surrounding the tiny Mulu National Park, eradicating most of the wild-life of the region, including inside the Park itself.  In the process the local people and native forest tribes have been nearly starved into extinction and left to rot without a shred of compensation.  Their protests have been put down by armed police.

We would therefore like to ask the Marriott Hotel Group how they intend to explain and justify these circumstance to their visiting ‘eco-tourists’ and indeed to concerned onlookers at UNESCO’s World Heritage Commission?

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  • Teardrops

    Hear us oh Lord and swipe down your hand on our oppressors. Amen.

    • sang kancil

      The Lord help those who help themselves. All Sarawakian MUST rise an boot them scumbags off the shores of Sarawak. That is the ONLY way to help Sarawak FREE from these thieving scumbags.

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  • KARMA BELIVER

    LORD PLEASE HEAR OUR PRAYER.PLEASE INTERVENE TO STOP ALL THOSE WHO ROB THE POOR PEOPLE IN THE GUISE OF DEVELOPMENT TO ENRICH THEMSELVES.GIVE THEM THE MISFORTUNE OF THEIR HEALTH TO SHOW TO THEM THAT MONEY IS NOT EVERYTHING.AMEN

  • Rude

    Taib.

    You are greedy, evil, corrupt parasite feeding off the blood of the poor and oppressed . When you time comes you will burn in hell.

    • http://none mauriyaII

      Mamakthir a/l Mohamad Kutty started the rape, pillage and plunder in Semenanjung Malaysia and gave the green light to the Pak Moh to do likewise in Sarawak. What can be expected of birds of a feather when they flock together to feed on the poor, displaced and hungry?

      All their ill-gotten possessions in the country and abroad should be confiscated in order to teach other would-be rogues in power who abuse it with impunity.

      These evil, greedy, morally bankrupt devils should be thrown into a dark dungeon and the keys should be thrown away.

      • PehinSeri

        LOL… its not Mahathir who give the "power" to Taib… its the SARAWAK PEOPLE who vote for Taib, so dont blame others… blame the coward SARAWAKIAN…

        • Raja Rentap Sarawak

          Yes I agreed for your above comment,that stupid Sarawakian people still vote for BN Taib,don't put blamed on Mahathir and Taib.

          Budoh!!!!!! orang Sarawak,tak guna menangis siang dan malam,biar serhaja hak kamu orang di ambil oleh kronie Taib habis habisan…. Kamu orang sendri masih mahu Taib jadi KM.pergi mampus lah kamu orang dayak dan orang ulu budoh!!!!!!

  • Strategist

    Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. [Hebrew 4:16]

    Dear Father God

    We pray you to wake up all the Iban people in all the longhouses in Sarawak to the corrupt practices of the current government led by the so called evil and wicked hearted CM Taihi Mudmood and not to be cheated again by him and his bunch of crooks who come to take away their NCR lands without compensation

    We pray, Lord, you shall influence all the natives, Ibans, Lun Bawang, & etc to stand up and stand tall for their rights and to cast their votes wisely in the upcoming election for Pakatan Rakyat to form the next government who cares for its people with competency, accountability and transparency.

    Please remove all obstacles along the way for PR to win an overwhelming majority

    In all our ways, we acknowledge you, Lord, and you shall direct our paths

    In Jesus' men,

    Amen

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  • Disgusted

    Taib & his cronies insatiable need for more wealth (stolen from the poor) means that they are already in hell & they will go to hell!

    Their greed is evil and satanic.

  • james

    TAIB AND FAMILY ARE MORE LIKE OUTSIDER THAN AS SARAWAKIAN. SPOILT AND EXPLOIT SARAWAK FORREST AND PEOPLE, I CAN'T STAND IT ANYMORE.

  • http://vote4kuching.wordpress.com vote4kuching

    So that's where my tax money went – blowing up hilltops and paying for some joker to climb a sacred mountain. Charming… (seething with anger, and then some)

  • wonder

    is PM behind this website , either setting up or monitoring ? i wonder.

  • Headhunter

    Taib, once again you have not failed to amaze us with your greed and sin against the natives of the land. May the people of the land arise and defeat you in the next election! The people of Sarawak will claim back the land given by God from Taib the evil regime! Amen!

  • muhammad ridwan

    I just don't know how to describe your THIEF minister!He has plundered Sarawak beyond belief and continues doing so.Please,please unite all Sarawakians and vote BN OUT!It's NOW or NEVER!

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  • najibrazak

    Taib, Taib. I warned you not to get involved personally in the Royal Mulu racket. It was risky enough to commit, personally, the State Treasury to pay RM 50 million a year of public money to keep this forest playground for you and your family; but a personal shareholding, and so badly hidden is too much. We may have to think about your head; in the old Sarawak tradition.Meanwhile we look forward to our next visit to Mulu. Will our Monaco Prince friend be there this time? One has to admire is wealth and <note well) his discretion.

  • Cheah

    Those of you invoke God to punish Taib have forgotten that God helps those who help themselves. Looks like Taib's God is stronger that your God. Taib has been helping himself to all the spoils and you poor sods continue to vote him in! Wake up lah! There is no god! The only hand that will help you is your own when you cast your vote. So go help yourselves.

    • Vigilante

      Cheah,

      You've put it much better than anyone's else and I couldn't agree with you more.

      Basically, what these longhouse folks are telling Taib is this: "Yes, by all means we will vote you back to power again and we'll give you the mandate to take our lands away without paying us compensation. That's fine with us."

      And Taib will say: "Oh, that's good, man! Don't worry.I'll help myself at my own pleasure. I'll come and take away your lands any time I like."

      The choice is in your hand when you cast your votes in the next election. So go help yourselves.

      • Cheah

        Vigilante, the same "pissing in the wind" mindset prevails in semananjung. We get the government we deserve.

  • http://none Wong Wang Mahu

    ADA LAGI KAH TAIB? MANA TEMPAT LU MAHU AMBIL. TAIB LU TOLONG CAKAP SAYA YA. SAYA PUN MAHU MACAM LU LAH. AMBIL TANAH,HUTAN,LOMBONG,MAS ,DAM DAN SEMUA NYA SAMPAI TAHI LAH. PA LU LI ASAL LUI LATANG.

    • Maludam Rangers

      Lia mmg itu maciam…manyak tanah sulah lia makan,itu tahi pun lia mau makan ma.Itu pasai lambut manyak putih,manyak makan taik.Bucuk punya olang!

  • http://none GLORY TO THE FATHER

    MY OH MY. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO US NATIVES OF SARAWAK? TAIB WILL RUN AWAY BUT WE WILL TRACE HIM UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD.

    FATHER GOD PLEASE PLACE YOUR HANDS ON OUR HEARTS,WE DAYAKS SO THAT WE WILL WAKE UP FROM DEEP SLUMBER AND FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS TO LIVE IN A COMFORTABLE SITUATION AND NOT LIKE NOW. WE ARE BEING OPPRESSED BY THIS GREEDY RULER.

    BY THE GRACE AND RIGHTEOUSNESS WE ARE YOUR CHILDREN LORD AND WE ARE RICH AND NOT POOR.PLEASE GIVE US STRENGTH,COURAGE AND FAITH THAT WE CAN REMOVE THIS EVIL RULER.

  • http://none ANAK SARAWAK.

    I AM VERY VERY VERY ANNOYED AND CONCERNED.HERE ARE THE MEANING OF THE WORDS.

    1.MBKS- MANA BOLEH KUASA SAYA

    2.DBKU-DATUK BANDAR KUAT UNTUNG

    3.SAKTI=SARAWAK ALWAYS KEEP TAIB INTERESTS

    4.SAKTO-SARAWAK ALWAYS KEEPS TAIB ONLY

    5.SMC -CAHAYA MATA SAYA.

    6.LCDA-LET CHASE DAYAKS AWAY.

    7.PBB-PARTY BUNUH BIDAYUH.

    8.UMNO-UNDER MAHATHIR NO OPPOSITION

    I WILL STNAD AGAIUNBST TAIB WHEREEVER HE STANDS. I WILL CHALLENGE HIM AND EXPOSE WHAT HE HAS DOINE TO THE STATE. IS THERE ANYONE WHIO DRAES TO SPONSOR ALL THE EXPENESE. EVEN IF I GET ONE VOTE I WILL STAND AGAINST TAIB AS I WANT THE VOICE OF SARAWAK PEOPLE TO BE HEARD.ANY ONE WHO IS READNG THIS,PLEASE AS THE WORDS AROUND AND I NEED YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT AS I AM AN ORDINARY MAN WHO IS GOING TO CHALLENGE THE THIEF MINISTER OF SARAWAK.I NEED YOUR MORAL,FINANCIAL AND SPIRITUAL SUPPORT. COME ONE AND COME ALL,LET US POUT AN END TO THIS IRON FIST SADDAM HUSSEIN'S RULE IN SARAWAK.

    • http://google Orangkuasa

      The best one is No. 8.

  • dayak

    well MACC..his name clearly written there…takkan nak tunggu report…tak kan juga daripada semua pegawai MACC, seorang pun tak baca artikel ni….kan.

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  • RIP

    Divine Father, Mother, protector and provider of all our most vital needs with the fruit of the lands you have gifted to us, hear our plea and enable your stewards to vanquish the enemy of your goodness. In gratitude for the revealation of this website.

  • Christina S. Suntai

    How much more can any decent elected officials of the present Barisan Nasional Administration is willing to ignore and sacrifice for the sake of political ambition and financial gains? How much more destruction and flooding of Borneo is enough? How many more natives are being cheated and abused before any decent elected officials step in and stop the injustice against the poor and the powerless?

    Pratically any properties of value in Sarawak are all owned by Taib Mahmud and his family, including my late mother's land in Sebuyau. This is what happened when one person holds the most powerful position in Sarawak for almost 30 years. Sarawak does not belong to the people anymore because whatever Taib Mahmud wants, he gets and he operates with impunity.

    Have all the elected officials in the current BN Administration totally lost their sense of right and wrong?

    • Vigilante

      Christina

      How did he come to take away your late mother's land in Sebuyau? What is total size of her land taken away by him. Did you go through litigation to seek redress and compensation?

      This is quoted from Bintulu News website

      "He said he has done much for Sarawakians and brought Sarawakians forward in his 30 years rule. Now he says he needs another 30 years to make Sarawak a fully developed State with “Score” and his addition 7 Dams! On Score and the 7 Dams, he said: "I can only imagine, how all houses in Sarawak and how every meter square can be lit up. This will make Sarawak the only populated land in this universe where there is no nighfall. With the surplus electricity, there is certainly no outlet with West Malaysia not buying electricity from us. Hence we have the luxury of ensuring there is no darkness and nighfall 24 hours daily, 365 days yearly! Sarawak will certainly make it to guiness book of record as the only land in this universe where there is no darkness."

      Just imagine just for the next 30 years of his eccentric rule, Sarawak will be totally submerged in water and all Sarawakians will have to die standing.

      • Christina S. Suntai

        Vigilante,

        We were forced to sell like many others in Raba, Sebuyau. Yes, my brother did get a lawyer and he did his best to get a better price for every one but looking back 24 thousand ringgit was not a fair compensation for our inheritance of rubber and fruit trees on a few acres of prime property, near the sea, perfect for a holiday resort. We were naive back then like so many others in Sarawak. My mother's land was not too far away from Sebuyau Quarry, which I heard is no longer called Sebuyau Quarry.

        • Strategist

          For only 24K they bought your late mother's land, they then made millions. This baboon certainly has a very astute business sense and very good at doing business pilfering other people's money as capital.

      • james

        7 DAMS WILL DAMAGES SARAWAK FORREST AGAIN….TAIB AIMS IS TO CUT THE TREES FOR FREE AND MAKE ANOTHER BILLIONS FOR HIM AND CRONIES WITHOUT SARAWAK PEOPLE CONCERN.

  • Maludam Rangers

    To all Sarawakian……WAKEUP Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee……!Next PRU

  • tuan

    no wonder he want to privatise forest department.

  • jobo mu

    MACC..apa tunggu lagi…

    jangan jadi pengecut….

    jangan memilih pesalah…

    itu sudah clear bah…nama sudah terang-terangan..

    MACC..boleh bah kalau kau..

    hidup…Sabah

    SABAH BOLEH!!!!!

  • Sick n Tired

    Frankly, I am really 'sick and tired' of endless exposure of misdeeds by Taib in this website. The skeleton in the closet is more than a truck-load full yet no action is taken on him.

    Sarawak Report has done such an excellent job in opening up our eyes. Is it possible to tie up with the Sabah side to expose BN's misdeeds over there as well?

  • Swak next generation

    God is great. Satan also great. But remember you are the God follower or Satan follewer? Think it up. Satan is create by God. If you are in the Satan Group.. than you will be a Satan. until we ended and stay in Hell>>> HOT tiap hari tuhan Panggang kita. But if you are God follower. Than the beatiful HEAVEN waiting there.

  • Change Sarawak

    Investigate Jabu and the rest also, not just Taib. Because of them, Taib can stay up to 30 years to rob Sarawakians. You name them!

  • remaongnyida

    Oooyooo,

    Amalina Hamizah Binti Mohamad Arip (861208-52-5338) & Anisa Hamizah Binti Mohd Arip (880528-52-5090), umur baru lebih 20 tahun sudah kaya oo. Senang betul dia orang ni. Tapi itu duit haram betul-betul lah. Hidup begitu senang dengan menindas kaum peribumi. Sungguh kejam keluarga tait mahmoootii. Tak ada rasa bersalah ke pakai duit tu? Bagaimana tait membesar? Selalunya, kalau nenek moyang tait begitu, tu pasal dia begini, dan anak cucu dia meneruskan. TAPI SAYA MASIH CUKUP KUAT PERCAYA, TAIT DAN KELUARGANYA, KRONI-KRONINYA AKAN DIMAKAN SEGALA MACAM PENYAKIT DAN MATI DENGAN BEGITU MENGERIKAN. SAAT SETIAP MEREKA MATI, BUMI SARAWAK AKAN MENOLAK MEREKA.

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

      I agree .

      Change new minister

    • james

      CODE 52,, INI BUKAN ORANG SARAWAK NI, WE ARE CODE 13

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

    Pehen Sri Taib Mahmud the worst Chief Minister

  • james

    NEXT COMING ELECTION,, DON'T SELL YOUR VOTES TO TO TAIB AND BN

  • Anak Sarawak 2

    If this report is true then I suggest that the administrator of this website take the most responsible action that is to hand over the info to MACC. Let see how it goes from there. Ignoring this wrongdoing is the same as getting involved. Exposure is not enough. Take action now.

  • Ready For Change

    I've been constantly complaining over the years about the wrongdoings of our government but this year, I've taken action. I registered as a voter and brought along 26 others with me to register. The next election will be the final and most crucial election where we can really make a change here in Sarawak. BN is at its weakest. They depend on Sarawak for our votes. Before they have always ignored us but now they realise and have started pumping money in to help develop our state. PLEASE DO NOT FALL FOR IT! If they win again this time, they WILL ignore us again like before. Get as many people as you can to register as voters and vote the opposition! We are responsible for the change we seek in Sarawak!

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=318515515322 AgreeToDisagree

    Owner of the blog Sarawak Report, you guys reading, some of you are professionals/lawyers/politicians/dato’s/no-spring-chicken and also wealthy as well. It cannot fall upon ‘those lacking ethos’/'the financially insecure' to carry out the below and I ask that each of you who fit the above criteria step forward as independent candidates in your own constituency in GE13 if not under a Green Part umbrella :

    Are you a Malaysian eligible to run for candidacy? If so please note the below :

    Third Force (Malaysian Green Party)
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_1613802

    1) Freedom from Apartheid/Fascism

    2) Freedom from Religious-Persecution/Religious-Supremacy.

    3) Equality for all ethnicities and faiths in all aspects of policy, Law and Constitution.

    We as citizens can’t trust any political parties (even NGOs) and have to run as independents if needed. Until they prove to be trojans though, I consider Zaid’s 3rd Force the last viable coalition foil and platform for neutrals to hide behind till Zaid fouls up big if ever . . . The real 3rd Force is always the NEUTRAL citizen, no one else with any agenda whatsoever. Who knows they might grant everything suggested !

    Apart from the above 3 items we neutral citizens need to :

    Disallow ANY Oligarchy/Nepotism

    End/Buy-Up Toll Concessions

    End Forced Military Conscriptions

    End Vehicular-APs

    Block VAT / Block GST

    Lower Election Deposits from 15,000 to 15.00 (so everyone can join and not be prevented by this plutocratic deterrence the poorest man has a right to join and 15,000 is prohibitive, must be lowered to allow the poorest)

    TAXES – 2000 and below earners – totally tax free, 2000-4000 earners – 50% tax rebates, 4000-6000 earners – 25% tax rebatesThen study the below as well for good measure :

    EDUCATE YOURSELF ON TYPES OF DEMOCRACY

    USA, UK and Malaysia, are representative democracies (2nd class version) and thus not truly open systems being limited to the whims and fancies of parliamentarians alone.

    *Participatory Democracy* (1st class version) is a process emphasizing the broad participation of constituents in the direction and operation of political systems not in isolation of populist political groups but inclusive of academic and bureaucratic groups.

    *Participatory Democracy* avoids the concept of the people having a single view with the inevitable limitations that come from trying to agree what that view is.

    Government is heavily decentralized into smaller independent groups to allow personalized preferences within groups to be expressed in a functional manner PREFERRED by each particular group.

    The system seeks to avoid problems with centralized and electoral governance, while still providing a stable democratic system and ensuring all forms of human expression especially those diametrically opposed to be allowed expression. For example theocrat moralists / and sin industries (adult or gambling) can all be represented and functional even while proponents within each group do not use or believe in the other.

    All expressions of humanity thus will have their own place, albeit in a highly separated manner. Try the below related links for articles/discussions on Participative Democracy :

    (1)

    Shadow cabinet Thursday, October 14, 2010 (Ktemoc) Authoritarianism vs. Seperation of Powers and Complacency of Citizens
    http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=31851551532

    (2)

    Unsuitable to Vote : Individuals Causing Notable Conflict of Interest in Local Council Elections – Original Article 6th
    http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=31851551532

    (3)

    The column that wasn’t – Marina Mahathir – 3rd March 2010
    http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=31851551532

    Also these charts to prevent conflict of interest / vested interest :

    (4)
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31851551532

    All the above should be 3rd Force Agenda. Any further thoughts and ideas? Remember that we are all leaders, that all citizens are equal in a modern democracy.

    The 3rd Force method will be to present a governance paradigm so transparent and attractive and protective of the Rakyat that everyone would vote for 3rd Force.

    Every official 3rd Force faction (except for Zaid’s still not formed) looked like they turn trojan on us, then we NEUTRAL 3rd Forcers must be very prepared to run on our own with whatever little resources or knowledge compounded by sheer lack of ethos (or lack of reputation/infamy) we have.

    Finally this, where DAP looks like it’s standards are slipping :

    DAP’s democracy in Penang (Tuesday, November 16, 2010)
    http://apanama2020.blogspot.com/2010/11/daps-demohttp://aliran.com/3307.html (read commentaries and be aware that Aliran fettes DAP rather than be neutral)

    Compensation for Rep’s Kin – by Sunday Star – 18th APR 2010
    http://hi-in.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=318515515

    The Gambier Threat – Mid 2010
    http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/1378/gambier1….

    Invasive By-Laws Against Sovereignty of Title/Land Owners
    http://jeremiahfoo.com/?p=5887&cpage=1#commenhttp://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=31851551532

    Be prepared readers, supposedly ECOSOC UN status Aliran failed to highlight or even suggest a re-election in Penang’s 300 out of 1.5 million EXCO Elections, so joining Pakatan Rayat to cure it or setting up an Independent’s 3rd Force group (outside of RPK/Haris’ which includes Marina ‘Evil’ Mahathir) could be the other option if nothing materialises but then again, true colours would be revealed by GE13 . . .

    3 ACID TESTs for MPs

    1) MPs can show love for the Rakyat by lowering the Election Deposit from 15,000 to 15.00.

    2) MPs can also show love for the Rakyat by donating their entire salaries if they have assets worth 5 million or more. First of course the MPs must be able to DECLARE ASSETS to Rakyat *NOT* the PM or in Penang’s case the CM.

    3) MPs can opt to redistribute ‘funeral funds’ to all civil servants. 750K for a CM or 120K for an assemblyman is FAR TOO MUCH. Everyone dies the same way, so there should be no difference in quantum. See which CMs/MPs opt for an ‘equal quantum’ of funeral compensation for all civil servants and you will see which CMs/MPs care for the Rakyat again.

    See which MPs rubberstamp the above 3 suggestions into reality instead of ru(o)bberstamping Vehicular-APs and Toll Concessions and Forced Military Conscriptions and you will find out which MPs care for the Rakyat. See which MPs reverse Vehicular-APs, remove Toll Concessions and ‘voluntarise’ Forced Military Conscriptions as well.

    3 Items in addition to 3+13

    Your concerned citizen,

    AgreeToDisagree

    (Malaysian Green Party)

    Unmoderated Malaysian Comments and 13 Point Assimilation Plan
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31851551532

    WARNING to Voters :

    People who are too powerful or wealthy or too well networked will cause conflict of interest and control YOU the VOTER, not you control them to ensure more liberal laws or lower taxes or TRANSPARENCY. So NEVER vote the rich, powerful or well networked (even those controlling 2 billion dollar political party treasuries), or those intent on reserving seats for relatives or claiming seats for themselves knowing full well that is conflict of interest being perpetrated.

    They will destroy YOU the ORDINARY Voter because, Reserved seat Nepotism leads to Oligarchy, Oligarchy leads to Dictatorship, Dictatorship leads to End of Free Elections (222 reserved seats) . . . vote wisely.

    Malaysians can easily find someone independent within their communities who fits into none of the above descriptions. Any person with common sense would prefer an independent ORDINARY PERSON ruling over Malaysia and stepping down after 2 terms for another such person.

    ZERO votes for the pro-apartheid and pro-nepotists and 100% votes for the ORDINARY NEUTRAL CITIZENS, vote people who can't or don't know how to screw you but will just administer. ;and you can be certain we will be so unfamiliar with the mechanisms that we would not be thinking about how to screw you.

    We will be approachable because we are 'nobodies'. We will also have none of the muscle or inclination to use muscle. In short you would be voting in a freer society and Assemblymen/MPs that will have limited terms and won't have an army of goons to hide behind. There will never be a fief again. You would be safer voting for us. So vote for your own freedom by voting Malaysian Green Party. We are more like ordinary citizens than anyone else and will write policy to suit the majority, which is no longer race, but oppressed citizens suffering Vehicular-APs or buying engineless submarines and building crooked bridges!

    If you want to press the "RESTART" button, 3rd Force (Green Party) is the best and only untainted choice. Any of you are the 3rd Force.

    • ctzen

      "…USA, UK and Malaysia, are representative democracies…"

      Malaysia a standard democracy? Who are you trying to cheat AgreeToDisagree?

      Is your organization financed financed by Al Qaeda?

      Calling Malaysia a standard democracy?! Where the Police Chief, the Military, the CJ, Parliament and PM treat Malaysians like dirt and even stealing ethnic identities???

    • Tiarama

      AgreeTodisagree,

      So you want to be a spoilers of the next general election – helping BN win?

      well, I have great respect for Zaid but I don't agree with him forming a thrd party. Nobody is perfect, so is Anwar or Lim Kit Siang. If Zaid is not happy with his party, he should change the party policy then and certainly it is not a one day job. It is about patience.

      Again I respect your knowledge, why don't you join Kedilaan or DAP? If people find you honest and reasonable, you will be the party president one day and you can make the party greener then.

      • http://malaysiandemocracy.wordpress.com/ AgreeToDisagree

        Hell I sent DAP a sh1tload of material and contacts, and not even an invitation. DAP instead proceeded to indirectly manipulate my life much like TBH trusted DAP and DIED. No thanks, DAP inspires Mr.Kerosenes so that DAP can look good at the citizens expense looking pitiful. This sort of party should be dropped. Took me a year or 2 to find out too! Join a 3rd Force party instead and help fight nepotism and limitless terms or parachute CM kids.

        http://malaysiandemocracy.wordpress.com/2012/02/1

  • http://none DACIN SINGIT

    OF COURSE IT IS TRUE,DIDN'T YOU SEE THE PAPER FROM CCM,WHERE ARE YOU STATE ACCOUNTANT GENERAL? THESE THIEVES USE STATE FUNDS AND THEN TRANSFER TO THEIR OWN COMPANY. THE THIEF MINISTER OF SARAWAK BUT THERE'S NOTHING THE DAYAKS LIKE AJN,JJM,WMI,PNN,AND MANY OTHERS CAN DO AS THERE ARE SCARED. THEY ARE KEEPING HIS MASTER'S AZIMAT ACCORDING TO HIS BOMOH WHO HAS PASSED AWAY.WHAT A SHIT?

    POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT TURNED OUT TO BE POLITICS OF CHEATING. STATE ACCOUNTANT GENERAL- RESIGN NOW ,YOU FAILED YOUR DUTY.

  • Da Shi Ni

    What are the corruption people doing are so clear and open, but the anti-corruption people are looking very weak and blind or just ignore all sorts of crimes under the blue sky, funny hah?

  • kapitan lai

    Wonder why sarawakians are so blind and tolerant to accept Taib-George Chan Family to run the State for so bloody long time. They have sucked up much of the whole wealth of sarawak.

  • BIDAYUH

    LET ALL OF US PRAY TO GOD TO REMOVE THE RICH AND POWERFUL DEVILS.AMEN

  • http://none observer

    SAD,SAD. THERE ARE NOTHING LEFT,ABSOLUTE NOTHING..FOREST CONCESSIONS,NCR LAND,SO CALLED STATE LAND.

    ALL THESE ARE GVEN TO SELECTED FEW.STATE LAND AND NCR LAND BEING SOLD TO OUTSIDERS. THEY MAKE MONEY OUT OF NOTHING.

    THE LATEST IS LOT.1037 TISA.SKRANG LAND BEING SOLD AT RM3,200 TO FELCRA. WHERE DID THE MONEY GO? TO THE OWNER THAT IS THE THIEF'S SON AND HEAD OF STATE'S SON WITH A CHINESE BROKER.

    LHDN PLEASE STANDY BY TO COLLECT YOUR 30% TAX TO THE GOVERNMENT COFFERS.

    RM3,200 X 22,000 ACRES=RM70,400,000.00

    THE PREMIUM OF RM300 ,FELCRA WILL PAY.

    HOW WILL FELCRA ACCOUNT FOR THIS PURCHASE AS THEY TOO USE PUBLIC FUNDS?

  • Ulu People

    Using the concept of "Development Politic" by CM and his BN assemblymen allowed them to fool the rakyat. What is development? People know better about development.

  • Orang Ulu

    Recently, BN done badly in elections and lost many seats in SARAWAK.BRAVO to DAP for check and balance.BN lost because millions of reasons…the BN YB's are synonyms with corruption, nepotisme, egoisme,greedy, complacency etc

  • Lun Tauh

    The worst and liar people/companies:

    1. Taib Mahmud-tauke meh

    2. C M S-Cekik makan sorang

    3. Cel com-celaka company

    4. Shin Yan g-Samseng yang gengster

    5. Sam ling- samseng lingkup

    6. P e t ro na s-pasti engkau tau ron naik selalu

    7. B N-bah ngaplah

    8. P B B-parti bolot bumiputera

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  • Selutan Musa

    Out with the White Hair Rajah!

    It is absolutely outrageous that we have this man so unashamedly enrich himself and his family by oppressing his own people as a Chief Minister of a democratic state. Here is a CM, a son of the soil and a brother to his other brother sons of the soil who is elected by the people but has so grievously failed to demonstrate that he is governing Sarawak for the people of Sarawak, in particular those who are t natives of Sarawak.

    Can this man and his collaborators and partners in oppression and injustice be allowed to continue with his "reign of error" as the White Hair Rajah ?

    How far have the people of Sarawak, especially her native peoples, the Ibans, Bidayuhs, the Orang Ulu and yes, even his own Melanaus been short-changed, cheated and deceived by this White Hair Rajah?

    Take the following steps and the answer is deafening.

    Look at the catalogue of his wrongdoings; his cardinal "sins' if you like, so well-documented and widely reported . To date this White Hair Rajah has seen fit to maintain a not so elegant silence. They remain undenied, uncontradicted and unrebutted; and simply stated therefore deemed to be admitted.

    These are committed under his "Reign of Error" which is a state of ill-governance devoid of any commitment to the principles of good governance.

    Then compare them with the reign of the White Rajahs who by and large have attempted to do right byr the people of Sarawak, especially the native peoples of the land by governing in accord with clearly defined principles of governance.

    And what are the Cardinal Principles of the Rule of the English Rajahs?

    These are:

    1. That Sarawak is the heritage of Our Subjects and is held in trust by Ourselves for them.

    2. That social and educational services shall be developed and improved and the standard of living of the people of Sarawak shall steadily be raised.

    3. That never shall any person or persons be granted rights inconsistent with those of the people of this country or be in any way permitted to exploit Our Subjects or those who have sought Our protection and care.

    4. That justice shall be easily obtainable and that the Rajah and every public servant shall be freely accessible to the public.

    5. That freedom of expression both in speech and writing shall be permitted and encouraged and that everyone shall be entitled to worship as he pleases.

    6. That public servants shall ever remember that they are but the servants of the people on whose goodwill and co-operation they are entirely dependent.

    7. That so far as may be Our ubjects of whatever race or creed shall be freely and impartially admitted to offices in Our Service, the duties of which they may be qualified by their education, ability and integrity duly to discharge.

    8. That the goal of self-government shall always be kept in mind, that the people of Sarawak shall be entrusted in due course with the governance of themselves, and that continuous efforts shall be made to hasten the reaching of this goal by educating them in the obligations, the responsibilities, and the privileges of citizenship.

    9. That the general policy of Our Predecessors and Ourselves whereby the various races of the State have been enabled to live in happiness and harmony together shall be adhered to by Our Successors and Our Servants and all who may follow them hereafter.

    So there we have it. How has Sarawak and how have Sarawakians, in particular her native peoples fared under the White Hair Rajah?

    Res ipsa loquitur. The facts speak for themselves.

  • http://none Crying without tears

    Come we Dayaks,wake up "BEFORE THE NEXT TEAR DROP FALLS".

    Where do we go from here? We have no where to go,no place to build our longhouse,home as our land are taken and sold to local foreigners and overseas foreigners.

    Dini jayau nuan? Dini minyak sangkang nuan,Tok lah masa nya nuan ngena nya.Pakai lah sekarang. Where are your blow pipes?The time to use is now..you cannot use on animals anymore as no more forest.

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  • Sarawakian

    Funny all these never thinking Sarawakians. It is the same song at every elections that I had seen since my voting age. Democracy allows Sarawakians to elect the government of the day. The majority of the Sarawakians are happy to have a good chief minister who just takes everything unto himself. So what is the minority winching about ? Come this election, the BN will win again because, Sarawakians majority being what they are, they love this winching ball game only. Just you see, they will vote BN again. I have been voting the opposition since my voting age and I cursed each time the BN won – because I long knew what will happen at the end of the day – but I was only in the minority. But this time, I am going for the BN, because when you are old and grey, you just love watching circus all over again. If you don't have BN for a few more years, there will be no more such news and articles and circus and whatever to entertain you on the internet in your sunset years anymore. So carry on winching, as Rome is not built in one day, neither is the sorry state of this country. This so called rubbish entertainment circus was not created in one day, it was built over 47 years because the MAJORITY OF SARAWAKIANS love this ! So minority, please bow out or carry on winching to your hearts' content ! Sarawak will no longer be Sarawak anymore, if these idiotic Sarawakians were smart over the last 47 years. You only get what you sow, remember, so why cry now ? Malaysia and Sarawak boleh – Long Live Taib !!

  • Jason

    Pray not to God for something to be done, but rather, pray for courage to do something yourself. Fear of reprisal is what have gotten Sarawak into this mess in the first place. Everything great must have a sacrifice, whether it be martyrs, or riches, or time.

  • pie pel

    Endak eboh mayuh jako kitai cukup masa kitai mangkah tapi anang enak netan kebenua kitai amai2 cukup meh selama 30 taun kitai merinsak anang di tambah agik ok bala semua……

  • http://www.sarawakreport.org pengayau tau serang

    Helo-Helo WAKEUP MACC SARAWAK. Apa cerita bro..masih tak cukup bukti atau takut kena picit telu..wakawaka!!! OH..Haa…NI kitak petara ini petara aki enggau segala bala petara.Aku nesau ka bala kita ngasoh datai sankai ngagai laman aku.Aku minta tulong minta pandong minta sukong kita ari kaki ngagai ujong pala.Laban bala menyadi sama darah kaban belayan aku di menoa sarawak kena tinggan penusah ketegal pindaan akta tanah (NCR)digaga Buban&co enggau former state AG Datuk JC.FONG. Peda kita YB-YB.kitai iban buta mata. Anak menyadi Buban baru umur 20 taun olih nyadi jutawan ( Amalina & Anisa )anak Mohd.ARIP ambis tanah kitai iban dikerja bala lanun Kapten Buban&co.Aram bala kitai "x" SARAWAK BARU "CHANGE KM SARAWAK".Bala menyadi kaban belayan aku di Kanowit ( machan & Ngemah )mindset u paradigma. Aku ukai orang politiking semina pengundi atas pagar ti ngetan ka tanah adat kitai….

  • Meggie

    BURN IN HELL TAIK

  • Jebon Semenanjung

    Manusia bangsat ni korang nak puja dan undi lagi…

    woi come on la sarawakian…wake up iban, dayak….my friend,

    lawan tetap lawan…jadi la macam kedah, kelantan,pulau pinang and selangor…mahu berubah….

  • Timothy

    Hear us Master of heavens and earth. You hate corrupted ruler who oppresses and rob his people. Hear us Father in heavens. You said you hear the cries of people on the land about unrighteousness of rulers and leaders! Please grant us a more righteous ruler and government than existing ones! Praise You Father in heavens Yahu!

  • Timo

    Sarawak people see Penang state government below!

    In a short period of two years, Penang state (Pakatan Rakyat led by DAP) is the only state in the history of Malaysia since 1957 to receive a praise, in 2009, from Transparency International:

    (http://www.transparency.org/news_room/in_focus/2009/gcr2009),(See page 272: download [page 247-304])

    How does corruption affect people's lives?

    Around the globe, corruption impacts people's lives in a multitude of ways. In the worst cases, corruption costs lives. In countless other cases, it costs their freedom, health, or money. It has dire global consequences, trapping millions in poverty and misery, while breeding social, economic and political unrest. Corruption is both a cause of poverty, and a barrier to overcoming it.
    http://www.transparency.org/news_room/faq/corrupt

    Both Mahathir's sons and chief minister of Sarawak, Taib, and other BN's members (including Ling Liong Sik) must be the culprit who brought much money out from Malaysia during this period…..

    A report by Washington financial watchdog Global Financial Integrity which found that Malaysia lost US$291 billion or RM889 billion through illicit outflows between 2000-2008.

    The report written by GFI economists Karly Curcio and Dev Kar, who is a former senior economist at the International Monetary Fund is deserving of attention from everyone in the country – the Prime Minister to the lowest of our citizenry.

    This finding of massive illicit capital outflow for Malaysia is the strongest confirmation of sustained capital flight from the country during the past decade, even if one wants to dispute the definition of “illicit” used. What is especially worrying is that the outflow has tripled in the short period of eight years from 2000-2008

    http://blog.limkitsiang.com/category/corruption/

  • Baramandy

    The change Sarawak needed so desperately can only happpen when the natives wake up, who knows when !!!!!!!

    Its a pitty !!!!!

    Its very sad !!!!

  • Patrick

    Well written article. Certainly worth having a go at the Mariott group and make it really public. Being such a large organization they owe a duty of care in various aspects – being responsible corporately, socially and environmentally. And there is also a requirement (though not binding) to report on a company's environmental impact from it's acrivities. Very interesting to see if they will ever voluntarily comply with such standards of reporting.

  • Pendekar Laut

    Hi Semua ! aku nang marah baca benda macam tok ! yes semua pun kta tauk taib ya sapa tapi masa prn hari ya sik juak ktk org ngundi nya keluar…so salah sapa?

    very simple answer : blame yourself ! you got the right to vote but you dont use it ~

  • ex sarawakian

    Who voted Taib into office and who are his die hard supporters? Shall them be pardoned due to their innocent/ignorant? Shall we symphatised with their suffering and grief due to their stupidity? Finally when can they wake up and differentiate who is angel and who is thief?

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