A massive Malaysian conglomerate, headed by the chief minister of Sarawak, Abdul Taib Mahmud (“Taib”), is now being investigated by the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission. Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS), which is controlled by Taib and his family, face charges of money-laundering in Britain and British offshore financial centres (tax refuges).
The UK government itself is now reported to be “monitoring” the investigation.
CMS’ top executive is in fact UK citizen Richard Curtis who, according to the Switzerland-based Bruno Manser Fund, “plays a key role as aide of the deeply corrupted Taib family that runs the [Sarawak] state”.
There is a highly significant connection between CMS and Rio Tinto‘s Sarawak aluminium smelter project at Similajau.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11321.