Sunday, 4th July 2010
Until When are we going to let this man rob us Sarawakian of our wealth?
After two report have been lodged to MACC against Taib Mahmud, all Sarawakians have been waiting for the MACC next action.
These are not the only reports being lodged against Taib Mahmud, so far no action had been taken by MACC.
As reported in FreeMalaysiaToday on Wednesday, 30th June 2010, PKR Sarawak’s youth wing had officially asked the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate reports that Chief Minister Taib Mahmud heads a RM3 billion international business empire that he built with ill-gotten gains.
At the MACC office in Putrajaya on the same day, three Sarawakians acting as private citizens lodged a similar report against the Sarawak strongman.
Both reports allege that Taib is a corrupt politician who has abused his power, and both are based on articles carried by the news portal Sarawak Report.
The PKR youth wing lodged its report in Kuching yesterday. It plans to make similar reports at MACC offices nationwide, according to the wing's Sarawak leader Ahmad Nazib Johari.
“We hope MACC will not cower in fear just because the case involves a high-profile individual,” he said.
“What is exasperating is hearing the MACC say that it will investigate the complaint but that the Attorney-General’s office will decide whether to prosecute or not.”
He alleged that Taib had acquired immense wealth by abusing state resources and had channelled those riches to his children, Abu Bekir, Jamilah and Sulaiman, and a relative, Onn Mahmud.
“They are so rich that they can afford to buy assets abroad,” he said.
“It is hard to imagine that a Chief Minister earning RM20,000 a month can posses assets worth billions through legitimate means.”
Second time around
The three who lodged their complaint in Putrajaya were Ting Cek Ming, Kung Chin Chin and John Brian Anthony.
Ting, accompanied by Ahmad Najib and one James Wong, had tried to lodge a similar report in Shah Alam last week, but decided against it when the MACC office there refused to give them a copy of the handwritten complaint.
“This time,” said Ting, “we came with a typed copy of the report and the MACC officer signed it as acknowledgement of receipt.”
According to Sarawak Report, the Taib family have assets in Canada, Australia and Britain. It also claims that Taib, his family and close friends own 85 percent of Cahaya Mata Sarawak, said to be the biggest conglomerate in the state.
Well MACC, what are you waiting for? Waiting for PM Najib instruction to proceed with the investigation? Or still waiting until Tok Uban lost his seat in the election than the investigation will be carried out? We agree that this is a high profile case, everyone is looking at your move.. but it does not mean this guy is immuned from the law...Please do not make our/rakyat prediction come true!
AGI IDUP AGI NGELABAN