MoCS to Taib: Search your conscience and come clean

By Malaysian Mirror

KUCHING – An earnest appeal has gone out to Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud to do some serious soul-searching of his role in the mismanagement of Sarawak’s resources.

“The chief minister has a lot to explain for the negative focus on Sarawak today – the widely reported allegations of his massive wealth in particular. The financial wealth he had acquired in his 30 years as Sarawak chief minister is known throughout the world,” Movement For Change, Sarawak (MoCS) leader Francis Paul Siah said here today.

Noting that Taib has just returned to Kuching from the Haj in Mecca, he suggested that this was the most appropriate time for the chief minister to reflect deeply on the widespread allegations against him.

“So far, the chief minister did not respond to the many declarations released by the Sarawak Report website of how he allegedly abused his position to amass wealth for himself, his family members and cronies.

Answer to God

“If Taib does not want to explain the allegations to the people of Sarawak, at least he has to answer to God. So I’m asking him to search his conscience ie. If he has any left to reflect on,” Siah said.

The MoCS chief said that as one reason Muslims go to Mecca was to seek forgiveness and atonement for their sins, Taib with his public image as a deeply religious person, should know what to do.

Siah also reminded Taib of what RPK wrote in his blog recently, “And after doing all these evil deeds, they purport to repent and put on a public show of visiting God’s house in Mecca to seek forgiveness.  And they think that all their sins can be cleansed and that God will forgive them by that single act of being seen to be performing the Haj. I suppose it is that easy to take the Good Lord for a ride.”

“I hope Taib can prove RPK wrong on his take about certain Muslim leaders in the country,” Siah said.

The MoCS leader pointed out that the majority of Sarawakians are not atheists but have a religious faith and are God-fearing people.

“Hence, it is still not too late for the chief minister to come clean. If he does so, his fellow Sarawakians may find it within their hearts to forgive him. As a Muslim, Taib must surely believe that God works in wondrous and mysterious ways,” he said.

On the extent of the foreign and local properties owned by the chief minister and his family, as revealed in a series of recent exposes by Sarawak Report, Siah expressed “sheer disgust” and “total shock”.