Taib’s daughter-in-law files RM400m divorce claim
By: (Wed, 09 Mar 2011)
KUALA LUMPUR (March 9, 2011): Datin Seri Shahnaz Abdul Majid, the daughter-in-law of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, has filed for a RM400 million divorce claim against her husband Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Abdul Taib.
Shahnaz, who is the sister of jazz queen Datuk Sheila Majid, is claiming alimony of RM300 million and RM100 million as her share of their jointly-acquired properties (harta sepencarian).
In her statement of claim filed at the Syariah Lower Court here on Feb 22, Shahnaz alleged that Mahmud Abu Bekir, whom she had married over 19 years ago, had caused her physical and mental torture.
She said her claims were justified and reasonable as they had been married for over 19 years and more so, the defendant had income and properties running in the billions of ringgit.
She also wants the court to declare other assets owned by Mahmud Abu Bekir, including seven luxury cars, thousands of hectares of land in Sarawak and shares in 15 companies, as jointly-acquired properties of which she is claiming half share.
The couple were married on Jan 9, 1992 and have a son, Raden Murya Abdul Taib Mahmud, 18.
Mahmud Abu Bekir who is Kumpulan Cahya Mata Sarawak deputy chairman was not present in court today.
Syariah Lower Court judge Mohd Amirul Adam Ahmad set March 24 for mention after Shahnaz’s lawyer Rafie Mohd Shafie informed the court that they were unable to serve the papers on Mahmud Abu Bekir.
He said the papers were sent to the Mahmud Abu Bekir’s house at No 8, Duta Nusantara, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Off Jalan Duta here on Feb 28.
“The papers were delivered but not to the defendent himself. Instead a maid at the house received them. A such, we request the court for the papers to be sent to the defendant by registered post,” said Rafie. — Bernama
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