17 Nov 2010

Three Weddings and a Divorce

Three Weddings and a Divorce

Sarawak Report has had numerous requests to investigate and display the wealth of the extended Taib family, who are widely known to be living extraordinary millionaire life-styles off the back of their uncle, the Chief Minister.  But why should we investigate when they show off their riches so blatantly on their own facebook sites?  Thousands of their pals are treated to pictures of their lavish lifestyle and we think it only fair that the rest of Sarawak should see them too.

This year they have indulged themselves in Monaco and partied in KL and Japan, but undoubtedly the event of the season has been the glittering wedding ceremony in June of niece Elia Geneid to the Swiss hotel manager, Matthias Sutter.  Elia is the oldest daughter of the current top-favourite sibling of Taib Mahmud, his sister Raziah, who has been benefiting from a quite extraordinary number of state contracts and land acquisitions in recent years.

Readers may gasp at the level of lavish opulence displayed at this VIP yacht wedding, which is estimated to have cost the Chief Minister’s sister RM 3 million.  However, in fact young Elia has become something of a veteran of expensive weddings. This was the third such ceremony that she has starred in in just two and a half years, with reportedly two cancelled engagements (which were doubtless both celebrated in style) in between .

Her first marriage in 2007 was staged across two eye-wateringly expensive parties, one in Kuching and the next in Japan (permitting Muslim guests to really let their hair down out of the sight of local kill-joys).  However, as the rest of the world knows, money does not bring happiness and poor little Elia was divorced from that husband within two and a half months. After all, marriage is hard work, which is clearly not something the younger Taibs are used to!

So, please view our slide show of pictures of wedding No 3 staged on the luxury super-yacht, the Asean Lady, this June.  It was of course attended by all Malaysia’s top VIPs, including PM Najib Razak and his charming wife Rosmah and indeed proud uncle, Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud.  Not present were any of Elia’s string of former boyfriends/fiances/husbands – particularly not the one who has just finished doing serious time in an Australian jail, after being caught attempting to import 5,000 Ecstasy tablets into Sydney.  He was reportedly on a visit to see her from Kuching, while she was labouring at her University studies.

Of course, such a colourful history will not cause her mother Raziah to bat an eyelid.  She has led the way in multiple and highly confused marital relationships.  Suffice it to say that a mother who is onto her own third marriage (to Lebanese Australian Robert Geneid) is hardly going to criticise a daughter for the odd relationship hiccup.

Thus, with all unfortunate incidents evidently behind her, the bride was charming and serene - dressed in flowing white!

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  • Headhunters

    Shame on you Taib!!!

  • Justice Bao

    Enjoy all u can while ur uncle still in power. Not for long…

  • najibrazak

    Taib, Taib I can almost feel your blushes from Mecca! Its one thing to be a proud billionaire head of family ad quite another to be a RM 20000 a month politician able to hire super yachts for a family wedding and even to invite me! You really cant expect to go on getting away with it. Nor expect us to keep you on our books.

  • Envied

    Najib and Rosmah are certainly very envious towards Taib family's billion dollars' wealth.

    Imagine, they have to resort to murdering Altantuya just to save that half a million dollars' commission.

    Better to be a Chief Minister in a backward state than a PM in a more informed and advanced peninsula.

    It is increasingly difficult to cari makan in west Malaysia now. Go east folks!!

  • Vigilante

    Najibrazak, you kena invited jugah? Boleh tahan!

    Today, I met a young Malay couple in the goverment civil service and I asked them which parties they were going to vote in the next election and I expected them to answer "BN". Guess what? They said they were still undecided which parties to vote. So I asked them to check out the Sarawak Report site and decide for themselves.

    You see this Malay couple is typical of so many people out there who are still ignorant of the current corrupted government practices of the day.

    Now the question is who really footed the RM3 million bill for his niece's wedding ceremony? If you think it's her mother, Raziah, you're dead wrong. In all honesty, it's the sweat and blood money of Sarawakian taxpayers.

    The white haired monster still got the cheek to say: "I have more money than I can ever spend. So I want to do something nice" It's our money that he stole and stealing people's lands and taking by force the natives' NCR lands and depriving them of their livelihood and getting them arrested by the police are what he calls doing something nice. Hogwash!!

    Yet there is no letting up in sight for all his wrongdongs and his greed makes him unrelentedly want more. He and his bunch of unscrupulous comrades in crimes must be prosecuted and punished severely by the next government taking over.

    The role of corruption in regressing or reversing living standards cannot be understated.

    Corruption is basically a wealth

    re-distribution from the poor and middle class to the rich. Wealth is being created but they mostly end up in the hands of the politico-business elite while corruption robs the poor and middle class to give to the rich.

    The plunder of public funds eventually means higher direct and indirect taxes like GST and higher charges for public services.

    Unfair negotiated sweetheart deals between the government and cronies are passed to the man in the street to foot the bill by paying higher tariffs.

    If these corrupt practices are not totally eliminated now, eventually we will become a failed state like Zimbabwe, Congo and Myanmar.

    In the final analysis, there will be masses of Malaysians looking for work as maids, waiters and unskilled labourers. We will become a maid and labour exporting country like Philippines and Indonesia.

  • san tet

    are these couple Muslim Or Christian. If Muslim and where is "Jurunikah"?

    • Vigilante

      Of course, they are muslims and this can be proven by the wife covering her head

      All Malays in Malaysia are muslims or presummed Muslims unless proven otherwise.

      What is “Jurunikah”?

      • san tet

        (Marriage solemniser)in Islam

  • iBANEZ

    keep on voting this barbaric monster..

    lucky sarawakian.

  • taknaktaib

    Download link for all the photos
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  • joseph

    A POLITICIAN THAT TURN TO BE LIKE KING AND WE BECOME A SLAVE.ARE WE SARAWAKIAN REALLY WANT BECOME A SLAVE?

    • san tet

      Pity you Joseph… If you think that u are a slave then.. serve you right..

  • Apai

    Taib tries his best the last 30 years to hide his wealth in Virgin and non-virgin islands, in the Cayman and Caves , Guernsey and Jerseys because all his wealth is illegally stolen from the natives of another big Island, Borneo.

    His sister however flaunts his wealth for him in Monaco, Paris Australia and Canada.

    What is $3million to her? Its just another 50 HERMES handbags!!

    This all puts Rosmah Mansor to shame as Rosmah " has no taste" according to his sister!

    • Strategist

      In the last 30 years,this white haired con man has specialised in the art of stealing people's money, robbing and plundering the natural resources of Sarawak and hiding all his ill gotten fortune overseas. Other than that, he is good for nothing and yet he still thinks he is so indispenable. He is a man with no dignity, principle & moral.

      Every one of all his family and extended family members all have been enriched from a bonanza illegally siphoned by a "cash cow" in the family.

      He and all the rest of his family think they deserve all this free wealth from "heaven" as their rights without having to work for it or earn it or without sweat and blood because they think they are blessed from above.

      There are so many people out there who have to slog from dawn to dusk just to make a miserable living so as to make ends meet with the sweat and blood money for food bills, children's education, paying car and housing monthly loans,paying income taxes

    • dirty harry

      Most appropriate cynicism. Got to admit TM is very astute, appearing on the political scene at the most opportune time when the only opposition he had to face was his uncle, whom we all know he annihilated with one swift blow.

      Fate would have it that he became “untouchable” politically and had made full use of the golden opportunities that laid before him. And the successes he achieved are now laid bare for all to salivate at. Can’t blame anyone for being green with envy.

      However, if he and his gov’t are replaced at the next election, is there any assurance that the new rulers will not also rape Sarawak and its people similarly?

      • stefan

        oklah vote for him againlah. if you say so lah…

  • KARMA BELIVER

    TO TAIB'S SISTERS,BROTHER,NIECES,NEPHEWS,PLEASE THINK FOR A MOMENT THAT THE MOMEY YOU BASTARDS ARE SPENDING ARE HARAM AND GOD WILL PUNISH EACH ONE OF YOU.

    • san tet

      Is it wrong to become Rich in Sarawak. If you are chosen to become our leader, i think you are the one who will steel the rakyat's wealth.

      • niena

        of course it's not wrong to get rich in Sarawak…. but by stealing the rakyat's money…. that is what's wrong…. not just wrong but very very very wrong….

        how would you like it if it is your money stolen to make other people rich

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  • http://kamagong.org Lawrence Jayaraj

    Kam Agong died because of you Taib…!!! You and your family will can go HELL…!!!

  • Taib Matussin

    What bloody hell is Taie Semut and his families members. Let Allah only knows about this man.Allah will punish him in the spiritual world.

    • stefan

      why is his case to be dealt with only in the spiritual level while those common apostates got the stones by common ruffians?

    • stefan

      why is his case to be dealt with only in the spiritual level while those common apostates get the stones by common ruffians?

  • toaz

    I believe that as long as there is ample opportunity for people to carik makan than there is no complaining about anybody who is in power. Truth be told that anybody in that position will do more or less the same, which is make for themself & family. At least the present gov't does not really enforce all the laws so the more daring & enterprising rakyat can still carik makan in forms of illegal timber, smuggling & gambling :)

  • http://none Darod Branas

    WHAT A CRYING SHAME FOR TM'S FAMILY. ENJOYING AT THE TAX PAYERS EXPENSE.RM3 MILLION WEDDING .WHAT DOES THE TAX MAN,LHDN HAS TO SAY? NOTHING,ABSOLUTE NOTHING BUT WHEN YOU PAY FOR RM4,800 MOTOR CYCLE IN CASH,LHDN SENDS YOU A LETTER. HYPOCRITES.. DAMN GOOD B*****D

  • http://none LAU KING KONG

    AY YAH. U JANAGN CAKAP MANYAK. TAIB MANYAK BABUK LO.LIA KASIH SAYA HUTAN,SAYA BIKIN MANYAK WANY LOH. AMBIL KAYU,CURI KAYU SUKA HATI LAH UJUNG UJUNG ITU KAYU BURUK TURUN PAKAI AIR LO..IKAN MANYAK MATI LAGI UTONG MAKAN IKAN DARI SUNGAI RAJANG FREE LON. HA HA HA HA H

  • Dogman

    “The problems of Africa, and Uganda in particular, are caused by leaders who overstay in power, which breeds impunity, corruption, and promotes patronage” (Yoweri Museveni – President of Uganda since 26 Jan 1986) …….. sounds familiar?

  • http://none Anak Sarawak

    KAWIN SAJA LAH.ADA BAGUS,ADA YANG TAK BAGUS SERVIS NYA YA.ADA BESAR,ADA KECIL,PANJANG ATAU PENDEK. SUKA HATI PILIH SAJA LAH.

    LAGI PUN CURI KAYU,TANAH,AMBIL TAHI DAN APA SAJA YANG AWAK MAHU,AMBIL.AMBIL..DAYAK LEADRERS SOKONG KAU.AMBIL LAH SAMPAI MATI,MANYAK MANYAK WANT TIDAK APA.AMBIL SAJA

  • http://none observer

    YOU WERE BORN INTO THIS WORLD WITH NOTHING,ABSOLUTE NOTHING AND WHEN YOU DIE,ALSO NOTHING. SO WHY DO YOU WANT SO MUCH? IT WILL BE GONE AS SOON AS YOU ARE DEAD AND GONE.WE THE PEOPLE OF SARAWAK WILL PROBE ALL WHILE YOUR FAMILY WILL RUN AWAY OVERSEAS.THERE WILL BE ENDLESS COURT BATTLES COMING SOON. WE WILL NOT REST ON OUR LAUREL BUT PURSUE TO RECOVER WHAT THE THIEF HAS STOLEN

  • PR Man

    Remember by the next election, it is a Mortal Sin to vote BN anymore. Should you do it, then Hell is waiting for you, because Taib Mahmud is for sure going there without any doubt. So Vote PR, OK. like me

  • http://none Pantun Melayu says..

    THREE TIMES MARRIED,MUST BE NOT SATISFIED. WOW,ADA YANG PANJANG,

    ADA YANG PENDEK,

    ADA YANG LERAS DAN ADA YANG

    LEMBEK,

    OH ,POKOK ARA MENUNGGANG NUNGIK

    POKOK BULOH MENJADI TONGKAT.

    ANAK ROZIAH SAKIT KAN TERTIT,

    PALA BUTOH MENJADI OBAT.

    SELAMAT BERKAWIN.

  • http://none Raja Manggeng says..

    KHAWIN LAGI LAH..

    GEORGE CHAN KHAWIN LAGI.

    TAIB MAHMUD PUN MAHU KHAWIN LAGI.

    SIAPA LAGI?? SULAIMAN LAGI YA??

    IS THE EMERALD FAKE,MADE OF GLASS? IF SO CHEAP SKATE LAH YOU TAIB..

    IF REAL,COST STG30 MILLION OR RM150 MILLION. WHERE DO YOU FIND THE MONEY TAIB WHEN YOUR SALARY IS RM60,000 PER MONTH? OH EASY,JUST GRAB NCR LAND AND SELL TO MY CRONIES OR GET A HUGE CONTRACTS LIKE BRIDGES AND ROAD MAINTENANCE OR FOREST RICH WITH TIMBER AND SELL TO MY TOWKAYS..RH,SAMLING,WTK,KTS,SHIN YANG,ETC,ETC,ETC

    TOO GREEDY AND CASH RICH WHILE THE PEOPLE IN BRUIT ARE SUFFERING FROM MALNUTRITION AND ALSO THE NATIVES LIVING HAND TO MOUTH.

  • http://none Mak Cik says…

    CONGRATULATION TO ENCIK TAIB BIN MAHMUD ON YOUR RECENT MARRIAGE TO A 28 YEAR OLD UNKNOWN LEBANESE LADY.

    MAY GOD BLESS YOU TWO AND DO MAKE MORE BABIES SOON BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

    WELL DONE FOR YOUR RIGHT CHOICE.KAME MALU KERANA SIK ADA PEREMPUAN SARAWAK CANTIK.PATUT NY ENCIK IKUT GEORGE CHAN KAWIN LOCAL.

  • http://none Burung Kenyalang say

    sob sob sob..we have no more place to stay as our homes have been taken by the Thief Minister Of Sarawak and given to his rich towkay cronies to destroy our homes and he got billions now stashed in UBS,Switzerland.

    Your land is NO longer call "The Land Of The Hornbill" as there are No more forest for us to stay. Absolutely no more forest so Sarawak is now called"The land of the barren".

    Don't RAPE the forest as it is our home

  • bumi

    BIASALAH YA MAK CIK, NAK NAMA DAH NYANYOK TOK BILA REMPUAN NANGGA DUIT, X NYA PEDULI ORG TUA, KMK RASA MALU NANGGA TAIB BEROLAH KEDAK TOK. HISHH…

  • orangeKampung

    In no time Taib says I am bankrupt all my monies went to Lebnon and Swiss Bank

    I cannot withdraw I am in shit and my young beautiful wife divorce me she does liked kuching and you know LAH why I am 74 lah abis-abis aku

  • http://none Raja Manggeng says..

    Trillions in UBS,Switzerland.

    Properties in USA,Canada,Australia,London,West Malaysia.

    Low cost houses cost RM35,000 and Taib bough his mansion for US$1.00 only. Why? In exchange for giving the land to Samlings as well as timber concessions.

    1.Abuse of power.

    2.Tax evasion

    3.Money laundering

    4.Politics of deceit,jealousy,hatred,violence and cronyism..any more??? Yes,endless.

  • stupid dayak

    I wish Pehin Sri Taib and all his family members happiness and prosperity. We should not be jealous of them should strive so that we too can be successful just like them.

  • http://sarawakreprt sen gupta

    this yatch was seen by me in lumut with hisamuddin visiting alumut it was berth not too far from telukbatik in sitiawan .i was told by the boatman that this yatch belongs to hasamuddin and the name of the yatch is ASEAN LADY TWO. it was about the same time when there were allegations that badawi had gone for shoppin g to buy a luxury yatch in middle east oh my god its now being revealed that that they own yatchs

  • Datuk Ambrose Belika

    Shame on you Taib. f… you Taib …what the hell …you pun sik lama agi mau mati lah .

  • stefan

    Taib tidak malu….Where his treasure is there his heart is……God to him is just for show that he knows how to pray…

    I don't wish him to be hell-bound. I hope that he repents before he dies. There's no sin that cannot be forgiven…but a proper repentance, not just the Shahadah…

  • anynomous

    T.A.I.B- stand for "Taib Ada Isteri Baru"…LoL!!

  • http://penawar2u.com ranying

    very lucky of taib and cronies living such fairytale life styles.natives like us cant even comb our hair properly before going to school. this is because we worked very hard to survive, tapping rubber early morning to earn few ringgits,we have to cut part of our hair where rubber stick to it.such a contrast of life styles!!!!!

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