Wakandan : Let’s see. In 1994, Mahathir was PM, Taib CM of Sarawak and BN was in power. Sarawak was a fixed deposit for BN, a great gift from Taib to Mahathir.
Mukriz then a 30 year old businessman, son of the PM. Despite a West Malaysian he got a logging contract from the state government of Sarawak.
Fast forward to 2019. Mahathir is a PM again, Taib a governor of Sarawak, Latheefa a MACC Comissioner and Mukriz, MB of Kedah.
They are doing well in their lives.
Malaysiakini : Legal advisor to the Sarawak government Fong Joo Chung has
accused Mukhriz Mahathir of obtaining a logging contract from Sarawak
Chief Minister Taib Mahmud in 1994 when his father Dr Mahathir Mohamad
was serving his first tenure as prime minister.
This was raised by Fong when addressing allegations of a conspiracy to defraud made against him by London-based website Sarawak Report. On July 27, Sarawak Report
published an article citing court documents which allegedly implicated
Fong and current Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Awang Tengah in the
matter. The pair were alleged to have conspired against one Tan
Yak Soon, who was previously the owner of Tanjung Tiara Sdn Bhd - the
company which won a 1,000-hectare logging contract.
Tan, according to Sarawak Report, successfully obtained an
award of RM285 million from his fellow Tanjung Tiara business partner Ha
Tiung Noon, who allegedly turned to Awang Tengah and Fong for
assistance. According to Fong, who never named Mukhriz and instead referred to him as a "well known West Malaysian politician", said Sarawak Report should have been "transparent enough" to name the politician.
In response, Sarawak Report, in an article yesterday, said it never intentionally omitted Mukhriz' name. "At the time of the publication of our original article, Sarawak Report
was not in fact aware of the existence of such a letter nor were we
aware that at the time of the granting of the original lease for the
disputed plantation, Mukhriz was the chairperson and co-shareholder of
the company, together with the present plaintiff seeking payment," said