Pengarah Strategi PKR, Rafizi Ramli, berkata ini kerana sekiranya beliau dilantik, Taib bakal kebal daripada pendakwaan undang-undang meskipun dikaitkan dengan penyelewengan atau tuduhan lengkap dengan dokumen termasuk melibatkan keluarganya.
Rafizi dalam sidang media hari ini berkata, laporan Sarawak Report semalam menunjukkan perkaitan jelas di antara sebuah syarikat antarabangsa dengan anaknya, Jamilah Taib.
Syarikat antarabangsa itu yang dikawal adik Ketua Menteri, Onn Mahmud pernah disiasat pihak berkuasa percukaian Jepun atas tuduhan mengelak cukai kerana menerima komisyen balak hampir mencecah 1 billion yen.
Jamilah Taib Mahmud dan suaminya
“Walaupun siasatan itu berkaitan tuduhan mengelak cukai, ia melibatkan cukai ke atas penerimaan komisyen dari konsesi balak yang merupakan satu penyelewengan dan rasuah di mata rakyat,” katanya semasa sidang media di Ibu pejabat PKR, di sini.
Jelas Ahli Parlimen Pandan itu, Taib sendiri pernah membuat kenyataan menafikan beliau tahu atau ada kena mengena dengan syarikat di Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak sebagai alasan untuk menutup skandal yang panas ketika itu.
Justeru, Rafizi menggesa Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak menasihati DYMM Seri Paduka Yang Dipertuan Agong membuat pendirian tegas bahawa calon yang dipertimbangkan bagi jawatan TYT perlu bebas dari sebarang siasatan SPRM.
Sehubungan itu, Rafizi akan bertemu SPRM esok untuk mendapatkan pengesahan mengenai perkara ini.- selangorku
Don't appoint Taib as Yang di-Pertua until cleared by MACC...
Pandan MP Rafizi Ramli wants the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to clear investigations pending against outgoing Sarawak Chief Minister Taib Mahmud before he become the next state governor.
Rafizi claimed Taib wanted to become the governor to get better protection and immunity from the law against his pending cases.
“I will lodge a complaint against Taib at the MACC office in Putrajaya at 3pm tomorrow,” he said at a press conference the PKR headquarters today.
He added that according to Sarawak Report news portal yesterday, new evidence had surfaced against Taib and his family involving timber concession.
The scandal involved RM32 million paid over the last seven years by Japanese timber exporters from Sarawak to a Hong Kong firm, Regent Star Company Limited.
At the time, Taib had declared in the Sarawak state assembly that he had no knowledge or connection with Regent Star, which was controlled by his brother, Onn Mahmud.
However, Swiss NGO Bruno Manser Fund had documents to show a clear connection between Taib’s wife and the company, involving the transfer of funds from Hong Kong to his daughter Jamilah’s private property business in Ottawa, Sakto Corporation.
The documents relate to a US$20 million mortgage loan by Jamilah to Sakto. The money is described as being “held in trust” by her and owing to “persons who with the consent of Jamilah H Taib lend money to Sakto”.
Jamilah’s husband Sean Murray, a director and secretary of Sakto, is the recipient of the loan and the persons named as having lent the money are Taib’s then wife, Laila Taib; her two sons Abu Bekir and Suleman; their company Sogo; Onn Mahmud and Richfold Investment Limited, which was a sister company of Regent Star, incorporated on the same day at the same address with the same directors.
The document, which is available on public record in Ontario, Canada, makes a clear link with Regent Star, which was receiving millions from the Japanese shipping cartel to “broker” export licences issued by Onn Mahmud and Taib’s family investments in Canada.
The report said Richfold, controlled by Onn Mahmud, had transferred US$20 million to Sakto.
Even Regent Star was once investigated by the Japanese Inland Revenue for evading taxes amounting one billion yen.
“With all these new evidences unfolding, I urge the MACC to conduct a transparent investigation into Taib and his family for corrupt practices and abuse of power.
I also urge Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak to name a candidate for the governor post who has gone through MACC scrutiny,” Rafizi said at a press conference the PKR headquarters today.
Yesterday, Taib announced that he will step down as chief minister on Feb 28 and would be succeeded by Special Functions Minister Adenan Satem.-fmt
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Taib Mahmud tahu dia kutuk macam mana pun UMNO , UMNO akan diam termasuk NGO ciptaan UMNO-BN.Maklum saja survival BN utk Parlimen bergantung pada Sabah, Sarawak.yang merupakan simpanan tetap mereka...