Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Shahnaz: Matrimonial home in 12-room Petra Jaya mansion

Shahnaz A Majid has told the Kuala Lumpur Syariah High Court that she lived in a mansion in Petra Jaya, Sarawak, between 1993 and 2000 while married to Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib.

The matrimonial home, called Wisma Mahmud, was furnished with Italian furniture, she said, showing photographs of the residence.

NONEMahmud Abu Bekir(left in photo) is the son of long-time Sarawak Chief Minister Abdul Taib Mahmud.

"We lived in a three-storey bungalow with 12 rooms, where one room had been transformed into a kitchen. Another room was made into a study,” she said.

"Our house was next to ... Taib's residence in Petra Jaya. This is not the chief minister's official residence but his private residence.”

Located by the Sarawak River, the unit is accessible by road as well as by boat via a private jetty, she said.

Shahnaz was testifying today in her RM100 million suit for the matrimonial gift following the couple's divorce. She is also pursuing a RM300 million claim on joint assets.

She described he ex-husband’s extravagant jetsetting lifestyle that involved travel and shopping all over Europe and Asia last year, saying his monthly expenses had amounted to more than RM100,000 on a single charge card.

[More to follow]

~ Malaysiakini

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