ABC: Adelaide linked to billionaire Taib Mahmud under investigation for corruption in Malaysia Report by Nicola Gage, 9 September 2015


"An international probe has linked South Australia to a billionaire Malaysian politician under investigation for corruption.

The Swiss-based non-government organisation, Bruno Manser Fund, claims Sarawak governor Taib Mahmud spent millions of dollars in South Australia.

The allegations were outlined in a report released on Wednesday that alleges his family's companies invested up to $30 million in the Hilton Hotel in central Adelaide.

The report questioned how he could afford the investment.

Its author, Lukas Straumann, said Mr Mahmud has been under investigation for corruption in Malaysia since 2011."

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Read the Bob Brown Foundation media release, and the full report by the Bruno Manser Fund here.

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