Monday, 4 April 2011
Keep Your Eyes Peeled For This Woman
If you think she looks familiar, it's because she's the sister of Sheila Majid.
As the story goes, she isn't too bad in terms of grey matter - she holds an MBA in Finance.
Perhaps what she didn't quite do right, is to marry Abu Bekir, son of Taib Mahmud who is the Chief Minister of Sarawak.
Some say that the family - political royals of Sarawak - were fortunate to welcome into their family someone who knew how to handle the family fortune.
However, things went sour, and here she is seeking a divorce.
It's not just a plan and simple divorce that she is seeking - she wants a settlement of RM400 million.
Some may say that for all the abuse she suffered in Abu Bekir's hands, she deserves it. Others contend that it is her legal right to acquire a third of his wealth.
This is where is all gets dicey. This divorce could go high profile, or it could be settled out of court. It does open for speculation the family wealth and of course, the skeletons in the family closet.
It's a pretty crowded closet as it is. The skeletons in there could equip science labs around the world for years to come.
The thing is, I haven't forgotten what happened to Ross Boyert, former aide to Taib Mahmud. It is shocking to read of the harassment he suffered - his car being firebombed, his reputation sullied etc.
That, of course, happened before he was finally found dead.
Most Malaysians were disturbed, but to date, nothing much has been done.
It is a dangerous family to be connected and associated with.
If she suddenly disappears without a trace, I'd guess she went down the same path that Ross Boyert did.