Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Raping Sarawak's Forests by Taib Mahmud Chief Minister of Sarawak

Check this video out about the dirty rotten scoundrels who are the Chief Minister of Sarawak and his family.  What a dirty rotten scoundrel.

“Arrest Taib”! – NGOs Call For Action

Posted Monday, December 12th, 2011

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 “the immediate arrest and criminal prosecution” of Taib, along with 13 family members, whom it names as “co-conspirators in the illegal appropriation of public funds”.

The demand represents the culmination of evidence against the Chief Minister, who is now internationally recognised as one of the world’s most corrupted leaders and as being personally responsible for much of the destruction of the Borneo jungle. [For full text visit]

Plain evidence

The letter makes clear that so much evidence about the corruption of Taib and his family members is now publicly available that it is no longer acceptable to leave the matter with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which announced an investigation into the Chief Minister last year.

The letter says:

“We firmly believe that it is not enough for the MACC to announce a public investigation and immediate police action should be taken. Ample evidence of Mr Taib’s and his co-conspirators’ offenses is available, and the above-mentioned suspects might use their remaining time in freedom to destroy evidence, to intimidate possible witnesses and to transfer their substantial illicit assets out of the country”

Enough is enough! - Time to arrest Taib.


Are times are coming to a close for corrupt dictators?

The letter, backed as it is by a mountain of evidence that has been compiled and made public over the past year, places the Malaysian government in an awkward position.

As a party to the UN Convention on Corruption, Malaysia is committed to combating corruption and to assist investigations by external authorities. Taib is being investigated in Germany, Switzerland, the UK and Canada.

The letter points out that the evidence against Taib is clearly available by virtue of the enormous wealth he has accumulated, along with his family members, during his 30 years in office. They point to the Taibs’ stake in over 400 companies in 25 countries and to the $1.5 billion asset value of just 14 of those companies.

Backed by NGOs from Malaysia, Australia, The UK, Germany and Japan, the letter claims such wealth could only have been accumulated by a holder of public office “by a systematic breach of the law and the use of illegal methods”.

Family affair

The letter does not spare Taib’s mass of wealthy siblings and his four children, who it points out are now adult and able to distinguish criminal behaviour. It lists the family members who have benefited from Taib’s hand-outs of state owned and native customary lands, as well as public contracts and timber concessions. They include his siblings, his children and also his top business confidant, cousin Hamed Sepawi.

The letter singles out the Taib family’s control of Sarawak’s largest company Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) and also Achi Jaya, the company which Taib handed a monopoly over timber export licences, which is owned by his brother Onn Mahmud. One other company Ta Ann, which is controlled and largely owned by Taib’s cousin, Hamed Sepawi, has received over 362,439 hectares of logging concessions and 313,078 hectares of plantation concessions from the Chief Minister.

The letter backs its allegations with figures and tables and even helpfully provides the names addresses and ID numbers of Taib and his family members in order to assist in their arrest!

Taib family gathering - how come they are all so very rich?


  1. Quotes from Free Malaysia Today: Mahathir has also been guilty on a national scale of hijacking the organs of state, doing away with the checks and balances inherent in the legislature, executive and judiciary, dipping his hands into the national cookie jar on behalf of his cronies and to fuel his politics of patronage and institutionalising racism in the country as a national ideology of the ruling elite.
    The punishment must fit the crime. In Mahathir’s case, as with Taib, there is no punishment as yet devised for the enormity of their crimes against the state and people, even if they were to be re-born several times over to be punished all over again.

  2. Taib’s wealth is not just US$1.46b, that’s only his family’s stake in just 14 companies. There’s more! Taib’s family had been identified as having interests in 332 Malaysian and 85 foreign companies, over 400 companies. It’s more like US$6b = RM18.9b. For the benefits of the laymen and remote Sarawakian natives: RM$18.9billion is RM18,900 million = RM18,900,000,000. One wonders what is the net worth of a Punan hunter-gatherer whose livelihood has been destroyed by the Taib regime? Should we wait another day to mount stop-work & street protests?

  3. With 31 yrs of abuse of power, mutli-billion $ plunder of his people, over 10 years of the same by his Uncle before him, the Sarawak CM must be arrested now. His morality, integrity; legitimacy & right to lead are ZERO.
    Won elections by dishonest means for decades, some of them:
    b)Deception & stifling of Opposition through state-controlled media.
    c) Using public/ resources for logistics, transportation, undue influence, deception, duress, vote-buying and vote- winning.
    d)Rigging and vote-tampering and miscounts.
    e)Gerrymandering, eg: Putrajaya, 98% Malay, needs only 5,000 votes while Chinese seats like Selayang need more than 120,000 votes.
    His total wealth, including those of 400+ companies, is estimated to be US$6b = RM19billion. Despite this monstrous crime & international clamour for Taib’s arrest, Najib, MACC, BN, all pretend…that the theft of RM19billion didn’t occur, the reasons are obvious: They are equally corrupt & evil.
    Nothing will be done, unless Arab Spring type pressures are mounted beginning with:
    Blockade of all logging & oil palm accesses.
    Blockade of all CMS & related’s access & movements.
    Work stoppage. Sit-ins in offices, transport hubs & airports.
    If the police intimidates.....Good! That’s the beginning of the end of Sarawak’s great tragedy & BN’s stranglehold in Malaysia.

  4. Nothing will be done, unless Arab Spring type pressures are mounted beginning with:
    Blockade of all logging & oil palm accesses.
    Blockade of all CMS & related’s access & movements.
    Work stoppage. Sit-ins in offices, transport hubs & airports.
    If the police intimidates.....Good! That’s the beginning of the end

  5. Taib owns CMS (Cahaya Mata Sarawak).....which in turn owns many listed companies....
    Many Say CMS really stands for Chief Minister and Sons

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