This could be a reason why Taib defend his decades long business partner Samling-see report below from Sarawak Report. Before this Norway government had found Samling Global-linked to Samling Sarawak, to have violated various logging laws and therefore the Government had decided to divest from the logging company. Taib rose to defend his old business partner quickly(see next report below)-but the reason for doing this could be found in the report below.
August 26, 2010
By Sarawak Report ( more photo inside )