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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hornbill Unleashed Unleashes Bombs on Taib's Illgotten Assets...

Finally, the dirt wrapped around the past-shelflife-via-bribery CM of Sarawak floats to the surface like jetsam and floatsam after a tsunami... can East Malaysians conduct the funeral rites at GE-13? Hey, dear Sarawakians (and Sabahans), RECLAIM YOUR LAND! Vote ABU, VOTE PAKATAN RAKYAT! ~~ YL, Desi

From the bomber,

Hornbill Unleashed

January 18, 2012

Evidence of Taib corruption – oil palm plantations three times the size of Singapore

EXCLUSIVE: Shocking new evidence of Taib corruption - Malaysian politician's family was given oil palm plantations three times the size of Singapore


Leaked land registry records show that companies linked to Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud’s family have been given close to 200,000 hectares of land for oil palm plantations – Taib himself is a shareholder of Delta Padi Snd Bhd, one of the main beneficiaries.

Leaked records from the Malaysian state of Sarawak’s Land and Survey Department show that 31 companies linked to Malaysian top politician Abdul Taib Mahmud (“Taib”) have been given land for oil palm plantations amounting to almost 200,000 hectares equivalent to three times the size of Singapore. The land leases were issued by the Taib-led Sarawak state government, which is being accused of massive corruption and the systematic destruction of the Borneo rainforest.

According to the Swiss Bruno Manser Fund, the Taib family companies have been given long-term leases for 198,882 hectares of secondary rainforests and native lands at a price of only 95.6 million Malaysian Ringgit (USD 30.4 million). While the land given to the Taib family by the Sarawak government has been grossly underpriced, it is particularly shocking to see that more than half of the land leases – over 45,000 hectares – have been given out for free or for “payment in kind”.

Kuching-based Titanium Management Sdn Bhd, which is majority-owned and directed by Taib’s son Mahmud Abu Bekir, has received 10,438 hectares of state land in the districts of Sri Aman, Serian and Lundu for free. Delta Padi Sdn Bhd has rec! eived 27,600 hectares of state land in the districts of Sarikei, Mukah, Paloh and Sibu for just 6.2 million Ringgits (USD 1.9 million). Delta Padi Sdn Bhd is a particularly obvious case of corruption as the Sarawak Chief Minister himself is a director and owner of one of its main shareholders, Mesti Bersatu Sdn Bhd (Company number 758849-v).

BMF sets Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission a deadline for action against Taib

The Bruno Manser Fund is shocked at the latest evidence of the Taib family’s corruption and its massive involvement in the oil palm land grab. It is particularly disturbing to note that Malaysian prosecutors are completely inactive in respect of the Taibs, despite massive evidence being available in the public domain.

Last month, an international NGO coalition called on Malaysia’s Attorney-General, the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission and the Inspector General of Police to arrest and prosecute Taib an! d his closest family members. Research by the Bruno Manser Fund had sho! wn that the inner circle of the Malaysian Taib family has stakes in 332 Malaysian and 85 foreign companies. The known Taib-family net stake in 14 large Malaysian companies alone is over 1.46 billion US dollars

The Bruno Manser Fund challenges the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission to take decisive action against the Taib family before the end of January 2012. Should it fail to do so, the NGO community will lodge a complaint against Malaysia with the United Nations on account of non-implementation of the UN Convention against Corruption, one of the few legally binding international treaties to which Malaysia is a party.


Alan Newman said...

Seemingly poorer-and-more-backward Pakistan is years ahead, miles ahead of Malaysia for democracy & transparency. Read the latest new where the Judiciary takes the PM to court!:
“The Supreme Court initiated contempt proceedings against PM Gilani, exasperated by his refusal to write to the Swiss asking them to re-open graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari since an amnesty expired in 2009.
If the prime minister were to be charged with contempt, he would be stripped of office and could face up to six months in prison -- leaving little option but satisfy the judges, resign or risk being unceremoniously sacked.”
Najib, Mahathir, Umno, BN…. They won’t even take Taib to court amidst the world’s uproar. Shame, disgrace, laughing stock.

Alan Newman said...

If The Sarawak CM thinks his family has more rights than the 3 million people in Sarawak, and that he can stay on another day, he should think again! Democracy is: Of the people, for the people, by the people. One versus few million people for 31 years. In New Zealand he would have been arrested & jailed 30 years ago.

Alan Newman said...

If anyone thinks the corruption in UMNO, BN & Sarawak is not a serious crime……The wealth of Mubarak and his family was estimated to be US$40 billion to US$70 billion. Gaddafi’s family fortune is now estimated to be US$100 billion or more. That put them ahead of Bill Gates. Now you can imagine how much has been stolen from Malaysia too. Tolerate no longer. Move and act now.