Activist demands native status of Sarawak governor’s Arab wife be rescinded


Desmond Davidson

Peter John Jaban claims Sarawak governor’s wife had not only ‘jumped the queue’ in the application process but was also given ‘preferential treatment throughout’. – The Malaysian Insight pic, June 20, 2023.

A SARAWAK social activist wants the state government and the Council for Native Customs and Tradition to investigate the 2018 awarding of native status to Governor Abdul Taib Mahmud’s wife, Ragad Kurdi Taib.

Peter John Jaban claimed that Ragad, an Arab, had not only “jumped the queue” in the application process but was also given “preferential treatment throughout”.


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