Further mention of Taib Mahmud’s son’s injunction bid against stepmother on Sept 4

KUCHING – The Kuching High Court today fixed Sept 4 for further mention of an application for injunction filed by former Deputy Tourism Minister Datuk Seri Sulaiman Abdul Rahman Taib against his stepmother, Toh Puan Raghad Kurdi Taib.

Kuching High Court Judicial Commissioner Alexander Siew How Wai fixed the date in the suit which also named RHB Bank Berhad as the second defendant.

The court also ordered the first defendant to file and serve their affidavits in response by Aug 25.

Earlier, Raghad’s counsel Shankar Ram requested 14 days to file their affidavit on the ground that his client’s husband Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud had just undergone operations.

He said Raghad is currently attending to Abdul Taib at a hospital in Istanbul, Turkiye, on a full-time basis and her counsels have difficulties contacting her.

Sulaiman, who is also Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad group managing director, was represented by counsels Alvin Chong and Jonathan Tay while Alvin Yong and six other lawyers represented Raghad in the case.

RHB Bank Berhad, meanwhile, was represented by Tan Kee Heng and Lesley Ling Lyn.

Earlier news reports stated that Sulaiman sought an injunction over the transfer of shares of a private company to Raghad.

Sulaiman is the second son of Abdul Taib through his first marriage with Toh Puan Laila Taib, who passed away on April 29, 2009.

Abdul Taib married Raghad on Dec 18, 2010. – BERNAMA