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[size=1.35em]One might consider that Taib has ended up with what he deserved.
[size=1.35em]After all, for the most part Ragad has fulfilled her side of the bargain and does a good line in adoring looks. The press has gone so far as to report on theembarrassing displays of public devotion that the couple clearly still put on for on-lookers from time to time.
[size=1.35em]Taib is apparently given to putting food into Ragad¡¯s well-proportioned mouth at dinner parties and she turns up for photographs always done up to the nines, draped in jewels and never in the same very expensive couture twice.
[size=1.35em]However, you can only put on a show for so long when you have got married for all the wrong reasons. Taib said to be finding it a strain to have children running around the house, but neither is he very keen to have them seen in public. Some are saying that Ragad feels her family is trapped. There are also rows about the Lebanese in-laws, whom Ragad has been bringing into Demak Jaya in large numbers, which is clearly comforting for herself but tiresome for an old man used to being in command of his space.
[size=1.35em]All this might seem other people¡¯s personal problems. However, when it comes to this very grasping and all powerful family, the people of Sarawak are right to be anxious about such dysfunctionalities.
[size=1.35em]Those who have scrapped over the years to get control of Taib¡¯s favours have always had only one objective in common, which is self-enrichment. Ragad came with nothing to Sarawak and she is clearly getting used to the ¡®good life¡¯ very fast indeed.
[size=1.1em]No longer the power behind the throne? Sister Raziah (circled) may no longer feel so comfortable about the marriage she and her husband arranged for Taib
[size=1.35em]Like her uncle and aunt Raziah before her, who made their fortunes by grabbing NCR lands and contracts controlled by Taib¡¯s offices, Ragad is now showing signs of trying to get involved in the decisions of state which produce such benefits herself. The purpose is clearly to get herself as independently wealthy as she can before her husband dies and she plainly reckons she has a lot of catching up to do.
[size=1.35em]The insider information is that Ragad has indeed started trying to exert her power over the contracts Taib hands out ¨C contracts which of course should be managed transparently with open tenders, but which under Taib¡¯s rotten system of government are not.
[size=1.35em]The insider information is also that this muscling-in has caused a number of new ructions and frictions within the greedy Taib family. Raziah and Robert are now finding themselves being edged out of the inner circle, not only by an ungrateful Ragad, but by Taib¡¯s daughter Hannifah, who is also said to loathe Raziah, but to equally be uncomfortable and suspicious of her step-mother, so many years younger than herself.
[size=1.1em]Playing her part, but what is she really after?
[size=1.35em]Happy families? The rest of us can console ourselves that greed and the pursuit of wealth never brings happiness. Ragad¡¯s sharp, public kick has clearly everything to do with the frustrations resulting from two years of marriage to a very elderly spouse and nothing to do with happiness.
[size=1.35em]However, the implications of yet more aggressive greed at the very heart of Taib¡¯s autocratic system are serious also for the happiness of many people in Sarawak.
[size=1.35em]This family should be got rid of and proper professional government should be returned to benefit the people and not greedy opportunists from Europe, Australia and the Middle East.