Ex-wife exaggerated my wealth, Mahmud says

Sarawak entrepreneur Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib today demolished suggestions made by his former wife that he is a multi-billionaire, telling a Shariah court here instead that 90 per cent of his stake in Cahya Mata Sarawak was pledged with banks as collateral for loans, while purported offshore bank accounts were false. “My personal liabilities in…

A snapshot of Taib-hater Lukas Straumann

Sarawakians don’t need silly stories that can be disproved. The Sarawak Report and Bruno Manser Fund Taib-haters divide commentators into two camps. In one camp are those who believe them and attack anyone who dares to question them or check their facts. All others are in the other camp; if these people speak out, they…

Lukas Straumann hides the truth behind BBC bullying

The London-based solicitors for current Sarawak Governor, Abdul Taib Mahmud, today categorically denied bullying the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) into shelving an interview with Lukas Straumann, director of the Bruno Manser Foundation and author of the controversial book “Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia”. Straumann had previously alleged that law firm…

More rope to hang Lukas Straumann?

It appears that there will be more rope to hang Bruno Manser Fund’s Dr Lukas Straumann for the defamatory statements made in recent weeks against Sarawak governor Tun Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud. Bruno Manser Fund and Sarawak Report have been challenging Taib to sue them, and claiming that a lack of a lawsuit…

Stunning indictment of Sarawak Report

Winifred Poh who writes for Free Malaysia Today has taken up the challenge. Some weeks ago, she had written a piece (see here) which Clare Rewcastle of Sarawak Report subsequently took offence (see here). Today at Free Malaysia Today, she writes on the ugly story about the faking of evidence in Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu…

Money Logging – a work of fiction?

Money Logging by Lukas Straumann takes us on a circumventing journey of the timber trail that spans the continents around the globe. As a historian and fervent campaigner for the Bruno Manser Fund, the author has dilgently and methodically tracked the massive forest destruction that has scratched the face of earth. We are introduced to…