Monday, February 28, 2011

MIRACLE HARVEST YIELDS MIRACLE PROFITS FOR RAZIAH & ROBERT!


Miracle Harvest - golden oil

The company Miracle Harvest Sdn Bhd, belonging to Raziah Mahmud, the sister of the Chief Minister, and her husband Robert Geneid, has certainly yielded some miraculous profits.  They are particularly miraculous because the company has not yet started officially operating, according to Malaysia’s Register of Companies!
Like so many of Razia’s land companies, Miracle Harvest, incorporated 15th June 2005, uses the business address of Kumpulan Parabena Sdn Bhd.  Kumpulan Parabena is run by the Geneids and we have revealed that the Chief Minister also holds a substantial stake through the holding company Mesti Bersatu.   According to our researches the land titles which have been recently awarded to list of different companies based at this address amount to an area greater than Singapore!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

TAIB’S ‘ENTREPRENEURSHIP’ IN MIRI – CORRUPTION REVEALED


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”. 
 By this we can conclude that the Chief Minister does not like critics who question his enormous wealth! 

Friday, February 25, 2011

STOP TIMBER CORRUPTION DEMO


Protesters will gather on Monday at the London headquarters of the property company associated with one of the world’s richest and most corrupted rulers, Abdul Taib Mahmud, of the East Malaysian State of Sarawak.
He and his family have been personally responsible for the destruction of much of the Borneo Rainforest during his 30 years of power.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gordon Brown's sister-in-law takes on Taib and corruption


Gordon Brown's sister-in-law takes on Taib and corruption
Written by  David Cohen
In a flat above a restaurant in Covent Garden, an investigative reporter called Clare and a tribesman from Borneo covered in tattoos prepare to transmit their daily revolutionary radio broadcast deep into the Borneo jungle.
They make for an unlikely double act - she is a white, middle-aged Englishwoman, and he the proud grandson of a Dayak headhunter who broadcasts under the pseudonym Papa Orang Utan. Their aim is no less outlandish: to expose the alleged corruption of Taib Mahmud, chief minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo 6,500 miles from London, and bring an end to his 30-year rule.

The battle for Sarawak begins: Angels and Devils show hand


The battle for Sarawak begins: Angels and Devils show hand
Written by  Mariam Mokhtar, 
Sarawak Chief Minister (CM) Taib Mahmud is the most depised man in Sarawak. He is Malaysia’s longest serving Chief Minister and just like ex-president Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, ruled for 30 years. On 11 February 2011, the Egyptians celebrated as Mubarak finally yielded to people power.
For the people of Sarawak, their time will come. It is just a question of when.
For decades, Taib ruled Sarawak with an iron fist. He crushed the people’s spirit with one hand and grabbed what was rightfully theirs, with the other. He had no desire to listen to the people and he destroyed those who opposed him. He used the police to do his dirty work and it is alleged that paid thugs would do the rest.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

GANG RULE IN SARAWAK


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 and has yet to regain his power of speech.  It was left to his son to crawl away in the dark, barely alive himself, to get help.

Friday, February 18, 2011

‘PROGRESS AND DEVELOPMENT’ WHERE DID THE MONEY GO?


Taib's house and second house
Taib's house and second house

When Sarawak’s Chief Minister, Taib Mahmud and his logging cronies strong-arm the longhouse communities out of their Native Customary Lands they always promise the same thing.  They promise the people ‘progress and development’.  Most of the local people have received nothing for their valuable wood and lands.  Those who did get some compensation received just a few ringgit to buy some rice.  However, in return they were told that Taib would transform their lives and bring them into the modern world with roads and running water and electricity, schools, hospitals, further education and jobs as well, so they could afford modern lifestyles.

THE TAIB CROWN JEWELS


Nieces and their jewels in a row
Nieces and their jewels in a row

Abdul Taib Mahmud may be merely the Chief Minister of a single state of Malaysia on a modest official income, however he and his family boast a treasure trove of jewelry that even the wealthiest monarchs and sultans of the world would be proud to own.  The many women of his family are always happy to flaunt this wealth, usually around their bare necks and bosoms, despite their pretence of strict Muslim customs.
Sarawak Report has gathered some of the many pictures of this display to give Sarawakians a view of where so much of the money that was promised to the people for development and progress actually went.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

ONE LAW FOR THE TAIBS AND ANOTHER FOR EVERYONE ELSE?


Elia (right) is clearly confident that she can get away
with behaving (and dressing) how she likes!
Cheers to Elia Geneid 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!
For this reason Sarawak Report, which does not condemn the consumption of alcohol, wonders why Elia and her friends would dare to behave in such a fashion, flaunting their drinking habits for the cameras?  We can only conclude that such behaviour is tolerated by their families, who nevertheless demand that other girls behave in a far more modest fashion or risk punishment and humiliation.

MACC targets Tony Pua for raising the alarm on RM6bil boats


MACC targets Tony Pua for raising the alarm on RM6bil boats
In what appears to be a sign of malice and intimidation, the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission has sent out feelers that it is considering pulling in DAP MP for PJ Utara Tony Pua because he had accused Prime Minister Najib Razak's federal government of proposing to buy 6 Littoral Combat ships at a cost far higher than existing market valuation.
National news agency Bernama reported an un-named MACC source as saying the commission was waiting for Tony to explain how he arrived at such a conclusion.
"We require clear and basic facts to investigate any allegation, including from Tony Pua," the MACC source told Bernama.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cost of pedestrian walkways RM100 million from the initial RM50 million

KUALA LUMPUR: Nurul Izzah Anwar wants Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to explain why the cost of pedestrian walkway projects around the KL area has spiralled to RM100 million from the
initial RM50 million.
Nurul, the PKR vice-president and Lembah Pantai MP, said she has still not received answers from the Federal Territories and Urban Well-being Ministry and DBKL about the cost of the new walkways,especially the one at the KLCC.
“I want an explanation as to why the cost of these projects has ballooned to double the original figure and how DBKL came up with the new estimates,” Nurul said at a press conference held under the newly opened RM10 million walkway connecting KLCC to Impiana Hotel here.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

RM6bil vessels: Preventing colonization by S'pore or sheer overpricing


RM6bil vessels: Preventing colonization by S'pore or sheer overpricing
Written by  Wong Choon Mei,
Irate Malaysian taxpayers are demanding to know why Prime Minister Najib Razak is splurging RM6 billion on 6 patrol vessels that are at least 50 times more expensive than those paid by Indonesia, 8 times more costly than the U.S. Sentinel series and 7 times dearer than Britain’s sophisticated HMS Clyde.
Even if Najib and Defense minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi are trying to surreptitiously arm the Malaysian boats with high-tech missiles and gadgets without alarming Singapore and other ASEAN neighbours like Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia, the cost is still exorbitant.

As expected, Tiong's Kuala Dimensi gets PKA suit struck out


As expected, Tiong's Kuala Dimensi gets PKA suit struck out
The Shah Alam High Court has struck out the Port Klang Authority's (PKA) suit against Kuala Dimensi Sdn Bhd (KDSB) to rectify a sales and purchase agreement (S&P) for 1,000 acres (404.68ha) of land worth RM1.88bil for the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) project signed in 2002.
Justice Datuk Zaleha Yusof, after hearing submissions of both parties in her chambers, ruled that she agreed with arguments put forward by KDSB that there were no mutual mistakes in the terms of agreement entered by both parties (PKA and KDSB) as contended by the plaintiff.
KDSB's counsel Indran Navaratnam said the defendant (KDSB) had submitted that one of the clauses in the agreement had clearly stated that the agreement superceded all the previous negotiations between both parties.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

BOMOH SU’UT HAS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS IN SAMLING SHARES – EXCLUSIVE


Nothing but a cowboy? - Sarawak Report has been sent this
"Wanted" photo of the Bomoh Su'ut (white shirt in the middle)!
Please could he present himself to explain all his money?

The profitability of the business of being a Bomoh has clearly been vastly under-estimated.  Sarawak Report has now established that Taib’s spell-monger is in fact one of the wealthiest men in Sarawak!  We can demonstrate that he personally owns hundreds of millions of ringgit of shares in one of the world’s biggest timber companies, Samling Global.
Samling, which claims to be the world’s largest supplier of tropical plywood, began as a  family company belonging to Yaw Teck Seng and his sons in Sarawak.  However, after decades of close relations with Taib Mahmud it has expanded across the world.  The company’s latest Annual Report states that its consolidated global assets are worth $1.3 billion USD (around RM 3 billion) and this is at a period of very low market value.
The timber giant, which made its money cutting down the Sarawak rainforests thanks to the concessions granted by Taib, floated as a public company in 2007 on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.  However, just a few weeks ago the Norwegian Government banned any further investment in Samling, after investigations showed the company  to be involved in illegal logging and environmentally destructive activities.  There have been numerous complaints by native peoples across Sarawak over Samling’s greedy plunder of their lands.

ELIA GENEID SHOWS SARAWAK’S YOUTH HOW TO BE GO-GETTER LAND GRABBERS!


[By Our Guest Writer from Asian Tatler Magazine]
Mixing business with partying – an example for Sarawak’s womanhood?
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!
But, of course the gorgeous young trend-setter is also Chief Minister Taib Mahmud’s neice and therefore has several brilliant (if hidden) attributes.  Indeed, the Taib family has provided endless shining examples for the rest of Sarawak’s youth, showing how to seize the many ‘Equal Opportunities’ that are handed to them through government projects!
As Taib exhorts the rest of the nation’s young people to show more energy and initiative and to work their way out of poverty, he can be proud of how all his nieces and nephews have been so successful in demonstrating the path to riches

YOUR NATIVE LANDS TO PAY OFF MY BOMOHS!


Su'ut's fancy Kuching residence, plenty of flash cars outside
We can confirm that more of the land that rightfully belongs to the natives of Sarawak has been grabbed by Taib’s cronies, this time as payment to one of his Bomoh’s, Ahmad bin Suut!   Clearly the Chief Minister prefers to exploit the poor, rather than pay in his own hard cash for such black magic activities!
The area concerned is in the Bidayuh region of Serian, adjacent to the huge tracts of reserve forest, which Taib handed to his own sister Raziah at Ensengei. However, the gesture has ended up in a messy and damaging court case that has exposed the Chief Minister and his government to accusations of supporting a ‘con-man’.   Suut now stands accused of trying to sell on his vast concessions without revealing the Native Customary Rights attached to the land!

BILLIONS ABROAD ! – QUESTIONS OVER TAIB’S CONTACTS WITH FOREIGN PROPERTY TYCOONS


Off to save the environment! Prince Albert, the Director of his Foundation Evelyne Genta
and their bankrollers, Achilleas Kallakis and Alfred Jabu, representing Sarawak.
The man pictured in the party-buggy sitting next to the Deputy Chief Minister, Alfred Jabu, is a Greek called Achilleas Kallakis.  This was in  April 2008 and Kallakis was already a man with a criminal record.  Back in 1995 he and a colleague,  Alexander Williams, had been convicted in the UK of selling false Hong Kong passports for RM 100 thousand each and also for selling fake Lordship titles to Americans for nearly twice that amount! 

DCM’S GIRL GOT HEART HOSPITAL CONTRACT WORTH MILLIONS – EXCLUSIVE!


A series of sickening revelations have started to emerge about Kuching’s newly-opened ’Heart Hospital’ at Kota Samarahan, following investigations by Sarawak Report.
The Unit, which was opened to a fanfare last week by the Malaysian Prime Minister, has turned out to be the most expensive hospital ever built in Malaysia in terms of the cost per bed.
Even so we have discovered patients are already being turned away from life-saving treatment, because the facilities are inadequate to perform heart operations. Much of the equipment is obsolete and only one ward out of the eight floors of the hospital is even staffed.  This is despite the fact that the project should have been completed in 2006 and is therefore six years late!