Extension of time not granted by Shariah Appeals Court

The Shariah Court of Appeal, the highest in the Shariah judicial system, today found that there was no merit in the leave to file an appeal out-of-time by Shahnaz Abdul Majid in a matter against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib. The bench found that the imperative criteria for…

RM100,000 a month for life – in simple math, that’s what you get from an outrageous RM30 million ‘mutaah’ divorce claim

Divorces are entertaining to read, except for the former couple and families involved. Divorces of the rich are particularly stimulating, as they fight over money, and argue about interpretations and accuracy. A high profile case emerged in widespread coverage recently but first let’s get our understanding on the concept to start life anew. ‘Mutaah’ is…

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…

Shahnaz’s legal team delays for a second time, irks judge

A decision would have been reached today on the itemised matrimonial assets division claims of Shahnaz Abdul Majid against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, had it not for the absence of her lead counsel to articulate the oral submission. Kuala Lumpur Shariah High Court Judge Ibrahim Deris was…

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…

Divorce proceedings blown up into ‘international slander’

The Shariah High Court here was today told that news of the divorce maintenance proceedings between Sarawak entrepreneur Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib and his former wife Shahnaz Abdul Majid had reached the far corners of London and Switzerland. Mahmud was asked by lawyers acting for Shahnaz to clarify the ‘global conspiracy’ cited in a news…

Shahnaz’s lawyers dare Mahmud to take conspirators to court

Despite the heavy badgering at the Kuala Lumpur Shariah High Court today, Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib remained cool, calm and collected, denying all accusations hurled by the lawyers acting for his former wife Shahnaz Abdul Majid in their ‘mutaah’ (conciliatory gift) hearing. Mahmud was queried on the names of his…

Lawyers prove Aussie was legal wife

Lawyers produce marriage certificate of Abu Bekir and Aida dated February 2000 and show proof of his sister’s wedding on August 3, 2000. The accusation by Shahnaz Abdul Majid against her former husband Sarawak business entrepreneur Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib of bringing an unmarried Australian woman to his sister’s wedding, was today demolished in the…

Shahnaz reprimanded by KL Shariah court

Shahnaz and her legal team were reprimanded for their continued absence in their RM100 million muta’ah hearing. KUALA LUMPUR: Shahnaz Abdul Majid and her legal team were today reprimanded by the Kuala Lumpur Shariah Court for their continued absence in their RM100 million muta’ah hearing. The plaintiff and her legal counsels Mohamad Rafie bin Mohd…

Comedy of error in court by Shahnaz’s lawyer

News clips from media archives have been retrieved to confirm a contentious circus that transpired Wednesday at the Shariah High Court in Kuala Lumpur before Judge Muhamad Abdul Karim Wahab.  It was argued that Sarawak business entrepreneur Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib had brought an unmarried Australian woman to the wedding of his sibling…

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…