13 Dec 2010

Crocodile Tears!

Crocodile Tears!

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Fake concern?

Chief Minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud, has been attempting to use the Borneo Post in increasingly desperate attempts to rescue his reputation over Pulau Bruit.  The fact that there has been a recent stream of announcements showing his sudden new concern for the poor islanders is a sure sign that the revelations that he and his family have stolen millions of ringgits of their land without compensation are causing him trouble!

How stupid do they think people are?

All Taibs sudden expressions of concerns came after we exposed him last week for stealing most of the land of Pulau Bruit and handing it to companies owned by himself and his family. We showed how his brothers made RM 40 million in 12 days by re-selling Native Customary Lands on the island, which Taib has organised for the government to sell to them for well below market price.  We later showed that he had removed the rest of the available land and given it to a company Delta Padi, in which he owns shares himself along with other members of his family!

So now, according to the Borneo Post he has come rushing to the Island to make amends!  The paper says that the Chief Minister “Apparently appalled by the depressing conditions in Pulau Bruit, has called for for immediate actions to be taken to improve health facilities for the people there”.   What cheek given that he more than anyone is the cause of their problems!

Promotional articles in the Borneo Post

The government-controlled newspaper labours on trying to repair the damage for the Chief Minister, but only makes it worse with laughable attempts to portray the greedy old man as being caring and generous towards the islanders.  It reports that the Chief Minister made a dash to visit the area after the news broke about his thefts and  “found the people were mostly suffering from malnutrition and there were cases of high blood pressure even among the younger generation due to improper food intake and frequent consumption of salted fish”

The Chief Minister has decided to blame the monsoon season for these problems, but the rest of Sarawak knows that the blame lies with himself, since he took these people’s forests and polluted their fishing areas through logging and palm plantations without providing compensation.  Just a little of the RM40 million taken by Taib’s brothers could have made all the difference to these people’s lives.  He could even now provide them with some money now to be more comfortable, but forget it.  He needs the people to be poor so that they stay desperate and intimidated and agree to vote for him in return for RM 20 ringgit (or so he hopes).

Vague promises about solving an ‘emergency situation’

"Emergency Situation" - why did the Chief Minister who took the land need us to point it out?

The Post says that the Chief Minister admitted that the predicament of the people of Pulau Bruit is “an emergency situation”.  However, instead of offering immediate financial help the old man in his usual way prefers to rely on vague talk of better times in the future (once he has completed his grand projects in Tanjung Manis, by which he hopes to enrich himself further by cutting down the rest of the mangrove areas and making factories).  And, rather than providing immediate sources of better food and fresh water, he offers wooly ideas about calling for the ‘provision of better health facilities’.  He is laughably quoted as saying:

  If possible, I would like to appeal to the medical services in Sarawak to start something for the people there”

If possible?!   Taib Mahmud has the power to take any land he likes and give it to himself, which is what he has done in Pulau Bruit.  So why does he act as if he has to politely request for someone in the medical services to’ possibly do something’ to make life better in Pulau Bruit!  If the people of Pulau Bruit are suffering from malnutrition then this needs a better response than such a woolly request. 

Time to call in the UN?

Exclusively for the use of the CM - if there is a malnutrition emergency why not transport food in it?

 A proper and caring government would be taking emergency action to meet an emergency situation.   Why does Taib not use some of his Hornbill jets that everyone knows he keeps for his own use to do some good and fly in proper foodstuffs?  That would address the malnutrition that he has personally caused.   Or will the State of Sarawak, Malaysia, one of the richest countries in the world in terms of resources, be forced to call in the UN to help its people, because the Chief Minister refuses to spend money on anyone but himself and his family?

We predict that the Chief Minister will be making many more pronouncements in the coming days and weeks before the election showing his ‘concern’ for Pulau Bruit, which he admits has up till now “escaped our radar”.  There will be talk of hundreds of millions in ‘projects’  for a start, but surely no one would be fooled into thinking the benefits of such money will go to the small population of the island.  Just one million handed directly to their needs would go a long way to relieving their situation, but Taib would prefer grand projects which he can put through his family companies!

But, we at Sarawak Report will be happy to take the credit for whatever does now come to the people in Pulau Buit.  This is because the Chief Minister, who managed to take their land but failed at the same time to notice their poverty until we pointed it out, seems to have woken up to the danger of mistreating his people in this way, now that we have brought it to public attention!

  • najibrazak

    Boobed again Taib. In view of your involvement at Pulau Bruit you should have stayed away or else arrived with loads of money. Your words have no value. Who in Sarawak will believe a word that a crook and a thief says. I shall have seriously to consider dropping you as CM before the state election.

  • ulat mulong

    This is a case of a gullible thief minister who doesn't have an iota of guilty feeling at all. He will continue robbing the lands that belongs to the poor Melanau there and try to make more excuses why they are in abject poverty. Projects worth millions ringgit will be promised but most will enter his family coffer. This greedy old man seems to be intoxicated with power and will never recover from it.

  • Rangers

    “If possible, I would like to appeal to the medical services in Sarawak to start something for the people there” – Typical Malaysia minister. He is the one with power. Why he need to appeal? Just do it.

    • jungleman

      I agree with you 101% Rangers, Just do it. NOW!

  • Bruit

    Strange. Why is he so concern about this place. There are alot more places in Sarawak that he had damaged. Never see him responded in this way. Maybe he wants to contest here in the next election?

  • laughing

    Bruce Lee once said about his kung fu movies "I fight without fighting". Our BN politicians is similar to Bruce Lee in that "they lie without lying". I often wonder how the so called professionals (lawyers and accountants and doctors) from SUPP and other incidental BN parties can live with their conscience knowing very well that their No 1 leader is corrupted to the core.

    • Vic

      They are as corrupted as No 1, so how to make noise.

  • Rashid

    Taib, his family and his mafia gang have been feeding on the flesh and sucking the blood of Sarawakians for decades. I am surprised rakyat have not risen like the Tamils in Sri Lanka for being treated like animals.

    Your report will be sent to United Nations and others for sure……

  • Imam

    Honour corruption and dismiss Allah. Please enrich your Pehin Sri.

  • utai nyamai

    enough is enough la Taib. Itu kubur sudah panggil sama lu. Jangan ingat duit saja la bodo…

  • http://bernardendok@gmail Bernard ak Endok

    -Cukup sudah masamu taib menarik diri dalam kerejaan.Saya takut stu hari nanti benda yang tak baik akan memusnahkan rewayat hidupmu lebih buruk lagi di dunia ini.Kerana rakyat menderita kamu akan menerima balasannya nanti.Ini sumpah semua rakyat yang menderita selama ini.?????????

    • http://bernardendok@gmail Bernard ak Endok

      cancell sahaja komen ini.

  • parai apai jilak

    CM is crazy… all the peoples' land he wants to hijack. His deputy Afraid (Alfred)Jabu is also an afraid man… cause he is afraid of Taik. That why all the Dayaks NCR Land are being hijack for the sack of the CM and his crony & crooks.

  • Saralara

    JABU'S COWARD BECAUSE TAIB'S CROC…

  • http://none Raja Manggeng says..

    GOD BLESS YOU TM. MAY OUR LORD TOUCHES YOUR STONE COLD HEART SO THAT YOU WILL REPENT BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.

    NOW IS THE TIME TM..REPENT NOW..REPENT.

  • http://saribasjati.blogspot.com anaksaribas

    ye ke…? macam tu Pehin Sri. tak sangka betullah….saya ingat dia baik orangnya.

  • http://saribasjati.blogspot.com anaksaribas

    betul ke Taib macam tu..? patutlah dia kaya sangat.

  • ted

    why borneo post allow itself to be used?

    • http://none Crying without tears

      THE BORNEO POST IS OWNED BY THE THIEF MINISTER AND HIS CRONIES. WE HAVE NOTHING AS THE PRESS LICENCE IS OWNED AND CONTROLLED BY HIS CRONIES AND SO DO THE TRIBUNE AND SOON TO REAPPEAR AGAIN 'THE MIRROR'.

      CALLING UN AND WHO..THE PEOPLE BRUIT ARE SUFFERING FROM MALNUTRITION,HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE,SKIN DISEASES AND CANCER DUE TO LACK OF FOOD. PLEASE HELP MR BAN KI MOON ,UN SECRETARY GENERAL..BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

  • Budak Kampung

    Saya rasa malu jadi orang Sarawak kerana mu Thief Minister Taib…sudah tua, masih mencuri, tak pandai malu kah?

  • banana rock

    this crocodiles's cronies r jabu trees

    that provided it's sheds, ikan masing

    ponds that provided it with nutritious foods, bawan fields that provided it's smells. that's why so unique lah.

  • muhammad ridwan

    Well done Sarawak Report….keep all this news coming but it should reach all M'sians, the Sarawakians especially.Every single one of us should be spreading the news of the bad deeds of the BN/UMNO regime…all the rape, plunder,murder,corruption, abuse of power etc etc.There is so much shit that they have covered up.We need to dig it all up and let it hit the fan so that they will be covered in their own shit!

    This old mother f..king bastard has really sucked the Sarawakians blood dry.He is near his grave & yet continues his plunder.Please unite & vote this SOB out. It's now or never!

  • miaowkia

    After cleansing he flew out to another foreign paradise and with no repenting conscience daringly stepped into a stolen home. What is he doing in fact? Challenging Allah? Time is catching up now Mr.Demon as we have proven you living further and further down in under the depth of Hell. State borne funeral expenses yet to be increased in our State. I suppose your dirty money might not that simple to draw sympathizers because of the prevailing corrupted and malpractising band of politicians.

  • KARMA BELIVER

    TAIB I CAN SEE THAT YOUR TIME IS NEAR.THERE IS NO NEED TO ENRICH YOURSELF ANYMORE.HOW MUCH MONEY DO YOU NEED TO LIVE ON THIS EARTH?TEN MEALS A DAY?PLEASE DONATE TO THE POOR.ANNOUNCE IN THE NEWSPAPER THAT AS A XMAS GIFT TO THE POOR AND NEEDY YOU ARE DONATING 10 MILLION.

  • Lionel Wong

    If this white croc lost in the coming election, make sure the new government do not let him fled away. Grab him and all his family members, force them to spit out whatever they have hijacked from the people of Sarawak, especially those from the native, strip them all and give back to those who have been victimised by him.

  • Vigilante

    SARAWAK BN SWINGS INTO CAMPAIGN MODE

    From BERNAMA December 12, 2010

    Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Youth chief Fadillah Yusuf has told the four BN component parties in Sarawak to buck up as the state prepares for an election in the coming months.

    The need for the BN to not rest on its laurels so as to win the next state and general election is a wake-up call for Sarawak BN, said Fadillah, who is deputy minister of science, technology and innovation.

    He said there was a clear directive by not only Prime Minister Najib Razak but also Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud to start working and not take things easy.

    At the end of the day, voters will judge us based on our service to the people. So, if you are complacent and takes things for granted, I won’t be surprised if BN candidates are defeated at the next polls,” Fadillah told reporters at the Sarawak Federal Secretary Innovation and Creativity Awards 2010 presentation in Kuching last night.

    I think it's already too late for that and a waste of their time doing so because the damage has already been done by the relentless corruptions and rampant looting of the thief, thereby tarnishing the BN image beyond repair. Why must they do it now when the election is round the corner? They should have provided their service to the people during the course of the 5-year tenure.

  • http://none Raja Manggeng says..

    NOTHING WRONG WITH THE PARTY BUT THE O NLY THING WRONG IS THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP.PENSION THE THIEF MINISTER ,ATAH, GC,AJN,

    1.THIEF MINISTER- PROTECT SARAWAK'S WEALTH

    2.ATAH-PROTECT THE NCR LAND GIVEN AWAY

    3.AJN- PROTECT NCR & SALCRA

    4.GC- PROTECT YOUNG GIRLS.

    CHANGE THE CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP.

  • http://www.yahoo.com lavaMANAS

    this fellow..very GILa 1..he slaughter his own people for the reason to conquer. Memang tidak tenteram hidup dia. Panas..Pening palak…tungu hari mahu mati sajak…sakit sini..sakit sana dia pun nya badan..tulah sama dia curik. sekarang ini…we don't trust local news papers. cuma dari blog like this we could see the lies he made…

  • tsunami unleash

    Taib stolen millions from rakyat. The taib families are the families of thieves, robbers, greedy, corrupted-mind. All this while greed has overtook Taib's commonsense or his head located at the upper section of his body where his old brain is located/protected.

    This time, after remarried, he will use very often his dickhead.

  • Nobody

    you know why we are as we are?

    because deep down inside, Malaysians have no humanity. we don't feel anything for anyone who isn't family-related. and when in dire situations, we don't care about anyone except ourselves.

    in short, we are self-centred. how did we get here if not from our education system that doesn't teach us how to be humane.

    we will read stories about natives in a tough situation. we may even feel a bit sorry for them. but are we going to do something about it other than blaming and saying bad things about Taib and the government? most likely not. we go to sleep and forget about it tomorrow.

    when will it change? only when our own livelihood is affected. until then, don't expect the masses who are comfortable to do anything to "rock the boat".

    why do i say all this? because sadly, i am one of them who dare not rock the boat and starve my wife and children.