Your Native Lands To Pay Off My Bomohs!

Sarawak Report

We can confirm that more of the land that rightfully belongs to the natives of Sarawak has been grabbed by Taib’s cronies, this time as payment to one of his Bomoh’s, Ahmad bin Suut!   Clearly the Chief Minister prefers to exploit the poor, rather than pay in his own hard cash for such black magic activities!

The area concerned is in the Bidayuh region of Serian, adjacent to the huge tracts of reserve forest, which Taib handed to his own sister Raziah at Ensengei. However, the gesture has ended up in a messy and damaging court case that has exposed the Chief Minister and his government to accusations of supporting a ‘con-man’.   Suut now stands accused of trying to sell on his vast concessions without revealing the Native Customary Rights attached to the land! 

Top Bomoh, Ustaz, enjoying a trip in Taib’s taxpayer-funded personal jet !

Banned practices 

It has been well-known in inner circles that Taib has employed a string of Bomohs over the years. Hj Ahmad bin hj Suut is just one of a motley crew that he has relied upon to help him with his decision-making.   Indeed, the basement area of his huge mansion is widely reported to be crammed with alters and artifacts devoted to such superstition and black magic devilry! 

As we previously exposed, for a considerable period the Chief Minister was in the thrall of a Pakistani Ustaz, organised by his brother Tufail.  We can now also reveal that he currently favours a blond female ‘witch’, this time provided by his sister Raziah.  

Ahmad bin Suut, on the other hand, is an Indonesian and his sister is married to his business partner Francis Tan.  Tan publicly enjoys an extremely friendly relationship with Taib’s own sister Zaleha, who is also married. 

The consulting of witch-doctors is of course banned by the Muslim faith and regarded with ridicule by educated people.  Yet Taib is nevertheless clearly prepared to avail himself of the ‘Dark Arts’, particularly if he thinks he can frighten people with them.   Bomohs like Suut claim that they are able to consult the spirits of the dead and fallen angels (Djinns), who can give them advice and power against their rivals and enemies.  They indulge in numerous primitive practices to impress their clients. 

Sarawak Report declares itself unfrightened by mean old men and women who call themselves Bomohs, but angered that poor people are being forced into paying for their spells. 

Fast living Bomoh! 

Mixing spirits – Bomoh Suut ran a lucrative petrol outlet, thanks to a concession from the Chief Minister

Hj Ahmad bin hj Suut, who is in his mid-50s and limps from polio, is particularly noted for his enjoyment of material things, despite his spiritual profession.  He consults the ghosts of the dead for a living, but is known to own upwards of 15 luxury cars! 

He also ran his own petrol station in central Kuching for a number of years, thanks to the kind concession gifted to him by his top client the Chief Minister. It was useful for filling up all his limousines and is also worth millions of ringgit.  Everyone who has to use this petrol station can remember each time they fill up their tanks that they were subsidising the Bomoh of the Chief Minister!

Suut is also extremely fond of women.  He has three official wives and is frequently seen in the company of other young ladies as well. All these tastes, as we all know, cost a great deal of money.  However, he is clearly providing a service that the unaccountably wealthy Chief Minister has been happy for his citizens to pay for.  

Insiders have told Sarawak Report that Suut’s ritual includes falling into a trance like state after steaming his eyes in a charcoal flame. One has observed: 

  “He will surface from the charcoal smoke, will predict, forecast and do whatever is prayed for” 

We have learnt that Suut has worked for the Chief Minister since the 1990s, but is believed to have lately “lost the magic touch with the Big Boss”.  However, during the course of his period in favour he managed to acquire several other business interests with further concessions in the timber and plantation businesses.