Deputy Minister of Tourism Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Abdul Taib the son of Chief Minister of Sarawak Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib bin Mahmud has resigned as Deputy Minister of Tourism.

Sulaiman Abdul Rahman submitted his letter of resignation last week to the Minister of Tourism Datuk Paduka Ng Yen Yen due to misunderstanding with his Minister lady boss and this has been brewing for a while. Both are not in talking terms.

Sulaiman last week also sent Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak a copy of his resignation as the Deputy Minister and this it seems was not accepted by the PM.

Najib Tun Razak before he left for Sabah last Saturday did meet up with Sulaiman. Don’t know what transpired in this meeting.

In the March 2008 general election, Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib won a seat for parliament and became Deputy Tourism Minister. Before this, he did not have any political experience but was a high-profile corporate businessman.

Sometime last year, there was even a police report lodged by a former TV personality 22-year-old Avaa Vanja Ramli alleging that Sulaiman had beat her up blue and black in Kuala Lumpur.

There is also widespread gossip in Sarawak that Sulaiman is suffering from the disease AIDS and gets depressed and erratic most of the time and hence its difficult for him to function as a Deputy Minister.

Sulaiman’s sister Jamilah Hamidah controls the family’s business empire in Canada, America and England and it is said to be worth more than a billion dollars.

Sulaiman’s brother Mahmud Abu Bekir who is married to the elder sister of Malaysia’s Jazz Queen Shila Majid is also said to be worth more than $500 million.

Sulaiman’s other sister Roziah is one of the most powerful businesswomen in Sarawak with extensive holdings in property and timber business.

Sulaiman’s father Taib is also accused of deep corruption and nepotism with dominance of Sarawak’s political elite in the logging industry. It was even reported that nine Japanese shipping companies, which transported timber from Sarawak, had allegedly failed to report some 1.1 billion yen in income over a period of up to seven years. The report claimed the money was paid as kickbacks to Sarawak officials including a Hong Kong agent linked to Taib’s family.

Under Taib the logging industry in Sarawak has logged many of the ancestral lands of Sarawak’s indigenous communities, despite a lot of hue and cry, petitions and road blockades by the civil society. Forceful dismantling has led to several deaths and regular violent coercion by the Malaysian army, police and logging industry enforcers. There was also reports of RAPE of indigenous girls and women by loggers and enforcers of the industry and has become a hugely contentious issue in Sarawak. See here and here.

  1. Resign..??? Good this f*****g idiot cannot even speak BM and NOT fit to be a wakil Rakyat but wakil sendiri. Another of Taib’s wife beater..We want a by election as he been AWOL for more than one year now.Maybe he is in Canada…his dad is scared that he might take over while he is away..


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  3. john Lim says:

    Is it true this Sulaiman fellow is suffering from AIDS? Hear he is getting treatment in some clinic in America. Please check your sources!


  4. Tuan Haji Bachik Saidi,

    Thank you for the corrections. You are right, Roziah is Tan Sri Taib Mohamud’s sister and not Sulaiman’s.


  5. Rivelino Carter Moinin says:

    nepotism,cronyism in everywhere in bolehland!!!

    taib mahmud son is just like khairy j. without their family their r just nothing!!! with no political experience, they can be a MP and rich,i mean really rich people. the Dayaks in Sarawak has to do something to topple the so-called taib mahmud CMS dynasty. after the opposition in s’wak has taken over the taib mahmud-CMS government, then investigate everything that they fixed and non-fixed assets inside m’sia and outside of m’sia. this must come to an end!!!!na,na,na, goodbye taib CMS!!!!!


  6. Bachik says:


    Just a few corrections. Roziah as you mentioned in your article is not Sulaiman’s sister. She is Tan Sri Taib Mahmud’s sister making her his aunty.

    Second thing is, Sulaiman does speak malay. Quite well and also the Sarawkian dialect of malay.

    I dono about this resignation hoo-ha, but anyway thats all I can add to this.

    Hj. Bachik Saidi
    Miri, Sarawak


  7. Mumtaz says:

    I too heard that this Sulaiman had already resign as Deputy Minister of Tourism. This Sulaiman guy also cannot speak Malay at all and wonder why he went into politics with such limitations. I guess this is Nepotism Malaysian style.


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