Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dare Taib take Legal Action against Global Witness?


The exposes or allegations by the Global Witness of how state land were alienated to enrich the Sarawak Chief Minister Taib's family members have brought great disrepute to the State.  Taib will have to either take up legal suit against Global Witness or else his non-action could be held as an admission to the allegations made therein.

It is up to Taib to decide.  However, my view is that Taib will not do so because such legal action will only open up more cans of worms. 

In a Court of Law, it may be difficult to prove the intention of “enriching one's siblings” in the process of alienation of land. 

However, it is undeniable that several hunderd thousands of acres of State land have been alienated to companies owned by Taib's family.  If Taib were to commence an action against Global Witness, he may be compelled by the Court to disclose all the State land that have been alienated to companies owned by his family.

Regardless whether legal action is instituted against Global Witness, it is duty-bound for  Taib to disclose to all Sarawkians:
1.         Over the last 30 years as the Chief Minister of Sarawak, how many acres of land has the State Government alienated to companies belonging to the family members of Taib?
2.         Why were the land alienated to these companies without going through an open tender process?
3.         Where are the specific locations of the land alienated and the respective particulars (eg. acreages and Lot numbers) of the land?
4.         How much premium were paid by these companies for these land?

So far, Taib's administration has been very reluctant to disclose the actual acreage of State land that has been alienated to companies owned by the Taib family.

I have, on many occasions, submitted questions in Dewan Undangan Negeri, asking for a full disclosure of the particulars of all the State land alienated to the companies owned by the Taib family, but no answer is forthcoming.  The ministers were evasive and simply refused to disclose the information.

As such, through our diligent searches at numerous Land Registries in Sarawak, we managed to obtain land searches of approximately 200,000 acres of plantation land and several hundred acres of prime town land alienated to the companies owned by the Taib family.  A conservative estimate of the market value of the land which particulars are in our possession  is approximately RM1 billion, and yet the Government has alienated these land at less than 20% of the market value.  For plantation land in particular, the alienation price is less than 10% of the market value of the land.

This is only the tip of the iceberg.

I believe, if the full detail of all the land alienated by the State Government to the companies owned by Taib's family were disclosed, it will put to shame even the richest man in Sarawak.  That is the reason why even in Sarawak State Assembly, the ministers simply refuse to give full detail of such information.  That is also why, I dare say, Taib will not take action against Global Witness for fear of the requirement to make full disclosure of such information in Court.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

行动党人民集会:超人回归

本月11日在石角新市镇所举办的“行动党人民集会:超人回归”活动近千人出席。

人民集会场面
当晚共有9名演说者,按序分别是行动党西连支部主席爱德华、行动党国州议员张健仁特别助理莫迪、行动党国州议员张健仁特别助理陈国彬、行动党石角区州议员周宛诗、行动党浮罗岸区州议员黄庆伟、行动党(雪兰莪)甘榜东姑州议员刘永山、行动党朋岭区州议员杨薇讳、我(行动党国州议员张健仁)以及行动党文宣组组长邱光耀。


众人在行动党浮罗岸区州议员黄庆伟带领下,为“苏禄军侵略沙巴风波”战役中为国捐躯的军警默哀一分钟。


支持者向超人要求在裤子上签名。


行动党“超人”邱光耀演讲

因我手中的传单内容,让我“吃”了一宗涉及1亿赔偿额的官司。

行动党玛士加汀国席潜能候选人莫迪演讲
行动党西连支部主席爱德华演讲
行动党石角区州议员周宛诗演讲
从美里搭长途巴士到古晋,整个路程简直像是Oppa Gangnam Style!
 乌巴战车将从南至北将“改变”讯息带到砂州各个角落。
行动党在柔佛州出动4辆“乌巴战车”,马华就跟随出动6辆“稳定号”。

人民集会耗时4小时,从晚上7时30分直到11时30分。该党当晚也筹获5588零吉捐款,作为乌巴战车的开销费用。