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Lopsided emphasis on Islamic civilisation

FMT Staff | May 12, 2011

There’s a rising concern in Sarawak over the government’s decision to make History a compulsory subject in 2013.

KUCHING: Five out of the 10 chapters in the currently used Form Four history book are dedicated to Islamic history and civilisation.

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Where else can I keep my billions?

At one time Taib could feel confident to boast that he had more money than he can ever spend-see a video dated may 13th 2010 here -but he may not expect that the boast may one day attracted international attention! Exactly how did he acquired such incredible money over 30 years as Chief Minister of a Malaysian state? How is he going to cover his tracks now- now that the world may like to know his story.

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Suspected Malaysian corruption assets: Swiss President alerts money-laundering watchdog

Are Swiss banks safeguarding Sarawak Chief Minister’s ill-gotten assets?

Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey has alerted Switzerland’s money-laundering watchdog, FINMA (Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority), over suspected assets of Abdul Taib Mahmud (“Taib”), Chief Minister of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, in Swiss bank accounts. In a letter to the Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) that has been released today, Calmy-Rey acknowledges that she has forwarded a BMF report on Taib’s suspected relationship with Swiss banks to FINMA.
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