Shouldn't we call her back to ask for property investment advice?
Don't you want to invest in a Real Estate Investment Trust run by someone who seems to have the midas touch, who seems to see a bargain property miles away and can turn them into a neat profit by refurbishing and reselling?
In the video you will finally hear how Jamilah started her business in Canada and where the seed money for the property development company came from. As Taib pointed out, he was a minister since the 1960s and along the way he has made money buying properties here and there.
And if you think about it, Pehin Seri Abdul Taib Mahmud's eldest daughter had the gumption to not sit at home and rely on her father's handouts, instead they ventured to Ottawa in the 1980s... Lets face it Ottawa in the 1980s is as good as in the middle of nowhere.
While it is perfectly fine for our leaders to be scrutinised with a fine tooth comb, and have all theri assests looked over by an auditor, pinning down baseless allegations on their progenies without proper investigation and due dilligence is in bad taste.
I don't personally know Jamilah and neither do I know Taib beyond what I read in the newspapers and blogs but from this video, the man appears genuine and even openly admits that he is quite a talent at making money.
Sarawak has moved on from a primite economy into a combination of agrarian and industrial state and to have done it within 30 years without causing wholesale damage to the environment and socio-economic fabric of the state is a lot harder than most people would imagine.
There is a whole series of videos from the same interview of Taib Mahmud at The Real Sarawak Channel on Youtube, do check it out and see what you think of him,
Posted by Shamsul Yunos