Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Estranged wife of Taib Mahmud's eldest son applies for arrest warrant

KUALA LUMPUR: Datin Seri Shahnaz Abdul Majid, the daughter-in-law of the Sarawak Chief Minister, has applied to the Kuala Lumpur Syariah High Court here to issue an arrest warrant against her estranged husband Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib, for failing to turn up in court for settlement of their matrimonial properties.
Her lead counsel Dr Mohd Rafie Mohd Shafie said Mahmud Abu Bekir, 48, had failed to appear twice before the lower court judge to hear the case.
It was reported that the eldest son of Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud was willing to divorce Shahnaz due to misunderstanding and their long separation and reach an out-of-the-court settlement in her RM400mil claim.
Shahnaz, however, was seeking a dissolution of her marriage under fasakh (her own application for divorce) on grounds that he had not been fair to her and had not carried out his marital duties.
In her divorce application, Shahnaz, who is the sister of jazz queen Datuk Sheila Majid, claimed that they had not had an intimate relationship for more than 10 years and that Bekir had caused her physical and mental torture.
In her statement of claim, she said she married Bekir on Jan 9, 1992, and that they have a 17-year-son. - theStarOnline

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