Canadian court to hear money-laundering case against Taib Mahmud-linked company

Swiss-based Bruno Manser Fund says it has presented documented proof of Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud's businesses in Canada and Malaysia, forensic accountants' reports on his family enterprises, and others to a Canadian court. – EPA pic, September 20, 2017.

THE Ontario Superior Court in Canada has ruled that a sealed money-laundering case against a real estate group linked to Sarawak Governor Taib Mahmud will be heard publicly, the Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) said today.

The Swiss environmental group is taking legal action against the Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank, Manulife Financial Corporation and Deloitte & Touche to obtain financial records of the Ottawa-based Sakto Corporation, which was set up in 1983 by Jamilah Taib Murray, with a gift from her father as start-up capital.

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