The importance of facts and sources

The dangers of relying on the word of activists, not governments, is evident in the calls for an investigation into Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud. Daniel Read of Free Malaysia Today provides us with some great insights .. Malaysian prosecutors and investigators have been weighed down with information as, in the wake of Barisan Nasional’s (BN)…

Mahmud wins preliminary battle in child maintenance saga

In the heavily contentious multi-million Ringgit child maintenance demands filed by Shahnaz Abdul Majid against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, the Kuala Lumpur Shariah Appeals Court, today unanimously ruled in Mahmud’s favour that their only son was matured enough to apply for maintenance on his own. The highest…

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…

International campaign against Taib

Information emerging from what would otherwise be a domestic dispute in the religious courts is pointing the finger at a major international scandal and conspiracy to influence Malaysian politics. In the last few years the mysteriously funded, foreign run Sarawak Report had picked up on every possible piece of gossip and political scandal that it…