Abdul Taib had long been accused by environmental groups of exploiting Sarawak’s natural resources during his 33-years of administration, including heavy logging which is said to have stripped the state of huge portions of its rainforests.
He is speculated to be among Malaysia’s richest, with business interests in a variety of industries locally and abroad.
Taib has been under investigation by Malaysia’s anti-graft agency since 2011 and is regularly accused by activist groups of enriching his family through his control over the awarding of infrastructure contracts.
15 May 2018
Ambiga to gov’t: Act against Taib, or you’re no different to BN
National Human Rights Society (Hakam) chairperson Ambiga Sreenevasan has urged Dr Mahathir Mohamad and the government to act on the alleged corruption case of Sarawak governor Abdul Taib Mahmud (above).
“They (Pakatan Harapan government) must have the political will to move against Taib, otherwise they are no different from the previous government (BN),” she told business radio station BFM during an interview this morning.
She was asked about concerns that Taib’s alleged wrongdoing might be erased following the meeting took place between Mahathir and Taib in Kuala Lumpur after the May 9 polls.
“Oh yes, I am concerned about Taib. I think there is enough evidence out there, not just here, but overseas (to act against Taib),” she said.
“If you are going on an agenda on the rule of law, then it applies as to everyone, there is no exception,” she added.
Taib’s son ordered to pay ex-wife RM900,000 for child support
By Md Izwan
February 26, 2013
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud’s son, Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Abdul Taib, was today ordered to pay his ex-wife a total sum of RM902,746.69 for child support following the couple’s divorce two years ago.
Mahmud Abu Bekir was wed to Shahnaz Abdul Majid for 19 years from January 9, 1992 with whom he had a teenaged son Raden Murya Abdul Taib Mahmud, who is currently studying in the UK.
The couple officially divorced on March 13, 2011.
The Syariah High Court here ordered Mahmud Abu Bekir to the money to Shahnaz—who had won custody of their son—for Raden Murya’s maintenance, including for his education, over the past two years within the next 12 days, Akbardin Abdul Kader, a lawyer for Shahnaz told reporters.
“The judge had delivered the order to Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Abdul Taib to pay RM902, 746.69 in 12 days.
“If he fails [to do so], he can be prosecuted,” the lawyer said.
The order by judge Mohd Amran Mat Zain had been delivered in chambers.
|1:07PM Dec 24, 2012|
If the prime minister is serious about vetting BN’s election candidates for corruption, then a prime candidate for the exercise should be Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud, said DAP.
DAP parliamentarian Teo Nie Ching today pointed out that Swiss-based NGO Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) had already issued a report alleging Taib’s immense wealth.
Sarawak chief minister’s son Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib holds over nine million ringgit in cash and unit trust accounts, the Kuala Lumpur Syariah High Court was told today.
The amount includes RM4.4 million in a CIMB current account, RM3 million in a fixed deposit with the same bank, and RM1.3 million in his EPF and over RM500,000 in ASN and ASB unit trust accounts.
Making the revelations were witnesses called by the plaintiff, Bekir’s ex-wife Shahnaz Abdul Majid who is suing him for her share of income earned during their marriage.
Offspring of reportedly Malaysia’s richest man, son of Sarawak’s Chief Minister has not been paying child support, says his ex-wife.
Shahnaz A Majid has filed another RM121 million claim against her former husband Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, the son of Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud.
The case will come up in the Kuala Lumpur Syariah High Court on Jan 10.
Shahnaz (left) filed her claim at the Kuala Lumpur Syariah High Court on Nov 30, following Mahmud Abu Bekir’s alleged failure to pay maintenance for their 18-year-old son, Raden Murya Abdul Taib Mahmud, since their divorce.
The couple was married on Jan 9, 1992, but divorced on May 11 last year.
Free Malaysia Today
Taib, Freemasons and his succession plan
Taib Mahmud’s skilful manipulation of money politics and the art of deception is similar to tools used by the Illuminati and the Freemasons.
The Freemason is an exclusive global secret society that carries out its activities according to the agenda of the Zionist-Jewish supreme body called the “Illuminati”.
For those who do not know, the Illuminati is formed by powerful global Zionist-Jewish financial and business organisations.
These organisations are operated by Jewish multi-billionaires and trillionaires who control the major international banks. The Illuminati also own many well-known big international corporations.
Taib’s system of control
Now let’s talk about Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud.
Taib’s ability to hold on to power is due to his skilful manipulation of money politics and the art of deception. These are similar tools used by the Illuminati and the Freemasons all over the world.
Through these two strategies, his family members and the minority Melanau race, like the minority Jews, are able to control not only the political leaders in the state but also the political elite at the federal level too .
Taib’s relationship with the global Freemasons also strengthens his position on the international level, giving him protection to his assets stashed overseas. The Freemason protect their own kind.
Incidentally, Taib’s residence and his Pesaka Bumiputra Bersatu party headquarters building in Kuching both bear the Illuminati symbol (pyramid) in their roof design.
Awang Abdillah is a political analyst, writer and FMT columnist
Taib is reported by the Bruno Manser Fund, a Swiss NGO, to be Malaysia’s richest man.
From Herbert Gomez
Top Australian Paper Details Taib’s Greed!
13 Dec 2012
Cartoonist Zunar offers his latest take on Taib exclusively for Sarawak Report!
The growing international understanding of Taib’s style of corrupted and kleptocratic (thieving) government is reflected in an opinion piece published this week by Australia’s Canberra Times.
The article criticises the “destruction of the Borneo Rainforests” and Taib’s “Great Leap Forward” plans for 12 mega-dams:
“There is method in the madness. As critics repeatedly point out, the suppliers for much of the dam-building works – including the concrete – are companies associated with the chief minister’s family.”[Paul Malone, Canberra Times – an Asian Vision Blinded by Greed]
The publication of such comments in the mainstream Australian Press (and there is much more, see the full article below) is a sign of the growing recognition worldwide of Taib Mahmud’s disgraceful destruction of Sarawak’s unique environment and his plundering of his people.
For more, click on
Top Australian Paper Details Taib’s Greed!
Sarawak CM’s son spent RM750,000 on just one credit card, says ex-wife
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 24 ― Shahnaz Abdul Majid gave an insight today into the spending habits of her ex-husband, when she said the son of the Sarawak chief minister charged more than RM750,000 to just one of his credit cards for the first six months of this year, as she testified in a Syariah court here to press her claim for RM400 million in their divorce settlement.
Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Abdul Taib had charged RM782,520.55 from January until June on his American Express Platinum card while on a spending spree mainly in Europe, said Shahnaz today.
Two weeks ago, she had told the same court that Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud’s son is worth more than RM1 billion.
Tuesday, 02 October 2012 19:09
RM100 million is like 10 sen to Taib’s son, says ex-wife
Written by Stan Lee, Malaysia Chronicle
The divorce case between Mahmud Abu Bekir and his first wife is raking up more dirt than his dad, the corruption-tainted Sarawak chief minister Taib Mahmud, might like and bolstering speculation that theTaibs were indeed be the richest Malaysians in the world.
Shahnaz Abdul Majid told an Islamic court on Tuesday that Bekir was worth more than RM1 billion. She is demanding RM100 million as mutaah (Islamic conciliatory payment) following their recent divorce, and a RM300 million share of joint matrimonial assets.
“He has personal accounts in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Switzerland,” Shahnaz was quoted by news portal Malaysiakini as saying.
“My claim of RM100 million in mutaah is small as he is worth in excess of RM1 billion. The RM100 million can be said to be worth 10 sen to him.:
The former daughter-in-law of the Sarawak chief minister Abdul Taib Mahmud told the Kuala Lumpur Syariah High Court today of the humiliation she suffered over her husband’s extra-marital affairs and claimed that no permission was sought when he married another woman.
In Malaysia, it is a requirement for the husband to seek permission from the first wife when he wants to marry another woman.
Shahnaz A Majid (right), who had on Monday related in court the physical abuse that she suffered, today told of how she had to endure the emotional abuse of being humiliated at a public function when her then husband Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib brought another woman, who was not even his wife.
She also had related of her husband’s actions in calling her improper names.
Taib’s hard-won apology a pyrrhic victory
ANTIDOTE Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud has won an apology from the lawyers of two state PKR leaders, See Chee How and Wan Zainal Abidin Wan Senusi, over a political incident in 2007.
Wan Zainal (right), a chartered accountant and See, a lawyer, had distributed leaflets to the public, alleging that Japanese timber importers had paid RM32 million worth of kickbacks to a company connected to Taib’s family.
In exchange for this apology, Taib withdrew his libel lawsuit against See, a state PKR vice-president, and Wan Zainal, its deputy chairperson for communications.
The revelation that Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud is the richest man in Malaysia does not surprise the majority of Sarawakians, who claim that they know how he obtained his immense wealth.
|9:06PM Sep 19, 2012|
A ground-breaking report released by Swiss-based NGO Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) estimated the assets of Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud’s family at US$21 billion (RM64 billion).
The wealth of Taib himself has been put at a whopping US$15 billion (RM46 billion), making him Malaysia’s richest man, outstripping tycoon Robert Kuok who has US$12.5 billion.
The report entitled ‘The Taib Timber Mafia: Facts and Figures on Politically Exposed Persons from Sarawak, Malaysia’ was released today in Brussels to coincide with a visit by the Malaysian Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Bernard Dompok to the European Commission.