PETALING JAYA: The Attorney-General, Tommy Thomas, has been urged to scrutinise allegations about the vast wealth of former Sarawak chief minister Taib Mahmud “with a view of at least investigating Taib”.
Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh said that Taib should be prosecuted if the allegations were found to be true.
“That’s why it is imperative for Taib to be investigated. There are no two ways about it,” he told FMT in response to a statement about Taib by prominent activist Kua Kia Soong.
As some of you might know, the former Chief Minister of Sarawak has been mired in scandal for many years. The biggest of which, was a video from Global Witness, that allegedly shows members of Abdul Taib Mahmud’s extended family receiving payoffs in exchange for land.
With the recent shock win for Pakatan in GE14, and amidst unearthing numerous corruption scandals, many people started asking if new/old Prime Minister Tun M would finally line Taib under his sights. For now, the answer appears to be no.
“For us to take action, there must be a report by someone. Up to this moment there was a lot of talk but no proper report, so we have not taken any action just yet. But if people of Sarawak people wish us to take action, they can make a charge or complaint and we will look into it,”