Taib did not get the response that he wanted from the Swiss Government yesterday. But he did buy some time. In answer to questions from MP Maya Graf in the Bern Federal Parliament, the Swiss Finance Minister, Evelyn Widmer Schlum, fell back on traditional Swiss secrecy!
For the first time in 30 years Abdul Taib Mahmud has cancelled the traditional press conference, normally held at the Wisma Bapa Malaysia after the weekly Cabinet meeting. Even more astonishing, the journalists were barred from the building, as if they were unwanted intruders [..]
In a dramatic move, a group of NGOs have today called on the Malaysian Attorney General and the Commissioner of Police to arrest Abdul Taib Mahmud! A letter drawn up by the Bruno Manser Fund and signed by a number of Malaysian and international NGOs, including Greenpeace, requests [..]
Sean (Hisham) Murray, husband of Taib's daughter Jamilah, appears to have unwittingly exposed his wife's illegal dual nationality! Under BN's own strict laws, Malaysians are not allowed two passports and they have to surrender their Malay nationality if they take citizenship elsewhere.
Once again Taib's dirty tricks against Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak have spectacularly backfired! In the past few hours it has emerged that the Chief Minister, along with his son-in-law, Sean Murray, was one of the clients who hired Bell Pottinger to alter Wikipedia entries about themselves, their companies, Sarawak... and, of course,Sarawak Report/Radio Free Sarawak! [..]
The campaign to expose the corruption behind the deforestation and land grabs in Sarawak has received a top TV billing on Canada's Global News station. During a prime-time slot aired on Saturday night's 16X9 programme, investigative reporter Sean O'Shea focused on the massive property portfolio that has been developed in Ottawa, London and the US under the name of Jamilah Taib, the Chief Minister's oldest daughter [..]
It is time the forces of law and order came to the assistance of the Penan people, who are bravely continuing to resist the illegal destruction of Sarawak's rainforest by Taib Mahmud's logging cronies. Instead they are helping the loggers tear down Penan blockades to protect their native lands
New research by Sarawak Report has produced further proof that Taib's claim that he "does no business in Sarawak" is shockingly untrue. To the contrary, we can name him as the 'Godfather' who blatantly controls most of the shares in Sarawak's largest public company, Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) [..]
Taib Mahmud is betraying big weaknesses with his useless attempts to shut up questions in Parliament about his family corruption and then to have those questions removed from the official records [..]
Chief Minister Taib Mahmud and PM Najib Razak have been trumpeting their economic policies in the light of plaudits given by an outfit called the Oxford Business Group. However, the Editorial Director of these reports is none other than a former Editor of the UK's most ridiculed porn rag, the Daily Sport, which closed earlier this year[..]
The UK media regulator, Ofcom, has now announced that it too will launch an investigation into the activities of FBC Media and its association with the Malaysian Government, Sarawak and other regimes with public profile problems. The announcement comes at the same time as confirmation by the British Foreign Office that it has launched a money laundering investigation into Taib's assets in the UK.[..]
The BBC has confessed to numerous transgressions of its editorial standards by a number of programmes commissioned from FBC Media about Sarawak and Malaysia. In a report published today by its governing body, the BBC Trust, the Corporation admitted that the programmes, which were acquired by the BBC for 'low or nominal cost' from independent producers [..]
Sarawak Report has uncovered shocking documents, which detail a deliberate and orchestrated campaign by the Malaysian Oil Palm giant, Sime Darby, to court and seduce one of the world's most celebrated economists into becoming an 'Ambassador' for the company[...]
As the saga of Taib and Najib's global image-building continues to unravel, we can reveal that they not only shared their PR advisors with the notorious dictator of Kazakhstan, but also with the even more horrendous regime of Uzbekistan, where dissidents are boiled alive!
We can reveal that the husband of Taib's eldest daughter, the Canadian, Hisham (Sean) Murray, has grabbed control of one of Kuching's most lucrative property developments on the so-called Kuching Isthmus, a venture sponsored by the State Government. [..]
Sarawak Report can now add to growing questions in Britain about Tony Blair and his former PR advisors' links with repressive regimes. We have learnt from exclusive sources that the former UK Prime Minister's ex-Communications Chief, Alastair Campbell, is now advising Najib Razak on how to win the next election! [..]
Sarawak Report has learnt that FBC Media, the production company we exposed for taking nearly a hundred million ringgit to showcase Najib Razak, Taib Mahmud and other BN politicians and leaders from the palm oil business on its programmes, has gone under [..]
Taib's foreign business partners are working hard to present a picture that all is well in Sarawak and to imply that there are no issues with the wood logged from the state or its plantation programmes. However, their statements have been undermined by a ruling in Holland this week[..]
Sarawak Report can disclose that the connections between Tasmania's primary industries and the Chief Minister's cousin, Hamed Sepawi, are far more extensive than previously publicised.
These worrying links not only threaten the integrity of old-growth forests back in Tasmania [..]
The Penan are the iconic people of the Sarawak jungle. Most communities had settled into villages and rural life of one form or another over the last hundred years, but the Penan steadfastly stuck to their nomadic ways. With just a few possessions, easily carried on their backs, they have had nothing to lose but the jungle they live from[..]
Taib Mahmud's $5million dollar a year 'Cyber-war Campaign' has conceded a humiliating defeat, with the final demise of the site 'Sarawak Reports'[...]
The Australian branch of the highly influential international environment organisation Greenpeace has stepped in to support the campaign to investigate Taib’s assets abroad.
Last week Ta Ann accused The Green Party in Tasmania of false advertising over logging in Sarawak.
But now advertisements promoting Ta Ann's products as 'Eco-wood' have been challenged by a devastating expose of the company's own role in Tasmania! [..]
Kevin Rudd, Australia's former Premier and current Foreign Minister has issued a prompt and positive response to our request for an investigation into the Taib family's foreign assets in that country [..]
Knowledge and concern about the timber corruption associated with Sarawak's Chief Minister is now spreading to the UK. Last week his name was raised in the UK Parliament's upper chamber, The House of Lords [..]
Prompted by the outburst of his own lawyers, Sarawak Report has now dug up further details about Hamid Sepawi's dubious dealings over the plantation company Grand Perfect Sdn Bhd[..]
The Chief Minister's cousin and business nominee, Hamed Sepawe, has exposed more of his own sleazy dealings as the result of an ill-judged, angry outburst against recent criticism [..]
The Federal Republic of Germany has become the latest country to announce that it is mounting corruption and money laundering investigations into Sarawak's Chief Minister, Abdul Taib Mahmud. [..]
The climb down over the Baram Dam is very significant and everyone who has stood up in protest should accept credit. Others should take note that legitimate protest works![..]
The Leader of Australia's Green Party, Senator Bob Brown from Tasmania, has issued a statement deploring the fact that the Taib family timber company Ta Ann has once again declared losses in the state [...]
Sarawak Report can confirm that the BBC appointed a team a week ago to examine FBC Media's activities. They had been alerted to the PR/Production company's activities and were able to look at its website and other publicity material before FBC withdrew it after being approached by journalists on Thursday [..]
The former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has been caught up in a vicious defamation campaign run by right wing bloggers in the United States and then reproduced in Malaysia online. The bloggers have been hired by Chief Minister Taib Mahmud [..]
The Chief Minister has denied he has illegal foreign assets. He previewed the statement, made today in the State Assembly, as a 'surprise announcement'. Onlookers would have been surprised if he had announced his resignation, the honourable course of action, given official investigations now underway into his corruption and abuse of power. However, few will have been surprised by his string of denials![..]
As news reports are beginning to show, Australia is beginning to get a true picture of Taib Mahmud and his behaviour in Sarawak.
TV scenes of rowdy loggers disrupting and breaking up a local meeting in a town hall in Huonville, Tasmania will not go down well [..].
It has been widespread gossip in Sarawak for well over a year. Now close family members have confirmed to Sarawak Report that the Chief Minister’s younger son, Rahman Sulaiman, is suffering from the disease AIDS. Like all right-minded people we sympathise with him and his family. No decent person these days would regard this widespread affliction as a stigma and many people from all walks of life are fighting the condition [..]
Last week, with shocking deceitfulness, Taib Mahmud announced in a video that he and his children have always avoided doing business in Sarawak: “I don’t want conflict of interests to haunt me all the time. If I do business inside the country, people will say I use my influence to enrich myself, so we did it outside the country.” But, haunt him we will for the very reasons he spelt out! [...]
Taib finally waded into the 'cyber-war' this week - and ended up branding his son-in-law a liar! The septuagenarian is notoriously shy of interviews and has avoided TV appearances for years, but he has been under pressure to answer our findings on Sarawak Report [...]
Sarawak Report has received privileged information from BN insiders in KL, revealing that Najib Razak and Deputy PM, Muhyiddin Yassin, came to Sarawak not to support Taib, but to make him stand down! This was the reason for the unprecedented dual visit of both the PM and the Deputy PM at the same time [..]
Taib Mahmud promised development, but has delivered disaster in his own constituency of Balingian. Scores of communities are at this moment reeling from the shock of the present wave of 'development devastation' in areas that were in many cases Reserve Forest lands.
Now, shockingly, our research into the companies behind the destruction shows that in every case the profits can be traced directly back to Taib [...]
It must have seemed a good idea at the time for young Abu Bekir to have married a lady with an MBA in Finance. They even placed her on the Board of the family firm CMS. However, it means Datin Sri Shahnaz Majid, who is now suing him for divorce, is particularly qualified to give an estimate of the worth of Taib's son - and she is after him for RM400 million! [....]
In what can only be described as a stupid stunt, Sulaiman Taib has posted a picture of himself on Facebook, posing as 'Death' rests a symbolic hand on his shoulder!
The Chief Minister's younger son, who likes to be called Rahman when in North America, appears to have been responding to the widespread rumours that have been flying around Kuching for months that he is indeed dead! [...]
We filmed with the Boyerts and came to like and respect them. We now present that story as a tribute to their bravery in speaking out.
At the end of last year, during a ground breaking ceremony for the new Taman Tunku - Taman Jelita road in Miri, Taib Mahmud launched into his new big theme of condemning 'envy'. As one onlooker recalls, the Chief Minister said "Sarawakians must reject politicians who perpetrate “anti-rich people” sentiments as this will only deter the state’s quest for greater progress" [...]
The shocking pictures of Minggat Anak Nyakin and his son Juan Anak Minggat speak volumes about the problems in Sarawak. The two men were viciously attacked on the night of February 14th by illegal loggers, who have been plundering their lands for years unhindered. Minggat was left for dead on the steps of the company manager’s office [....]
Sarawak Report has uncovered astonishing information that the Chief Minister, Taib Mahmud, unknowingly risked his own death for months by flying in an unsafe plane! Tellingly, the reason he did not realise his peril was that he thought he knew better than the qualified experts and had put crony politicians in charge of the aircraft. [...]
Cheers to Elia Geneid (second right) the niece of Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud and daughter of his favourite sister Raziah Geneid. Except, of course, any other Muslim girl shown publicly waving a pint of beer or enjoying champagne such a fashion would risk a public lashing these days![...]
[By Our Guest Writer from Asian Tatler Magazine]
We all love to admire this well-connected socialite and businesswoman, Elia Abas/ Geneid! She may look like a barely-dressed party girl, but Elia was scarcely into her 20s by the time she had established herself as a major figure in the oil palm plantation business, with a series of multi-million ringgit concessions all to herself!
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