KUALA LUMPUR: Sarawak governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud’s former daughter-in-law has been awarded RM30mil in mutaah claim by the Syariah High Court here.

Syarie judge Muhamad Abdul Karim Wahab delivered his verdict in the presence of Shahnaz A. Majid and Datuk Seri Mahmud Abu Bekir Taib (top), both 53, on Thursday.

Other than the RM100mil mutaah claim, Shahnaz (top) had filed an application to get RM300mil in matrimonial property as divorce settlement and 50% of all assets owned by Mahmud and Shahnaz. These included luxury cars, houses in various locations, land in Sarawak and shares in several companies.

The couple married on Jan 9, 1992, and their divorce was confirmed by the Syariah High Court on May 11, 2011.

On Feb 26, 2013, the Syariah High Court granted an order by Shahnaz requiring Mahmud to pay an interim maintenance of RM902,746.69. This was for expenses incurred for their son, who was born in 1993, from the time she and Mahmud divorced on March 11, 2011.

Shahnaz had filed claims for an education trust fund of RM40mil, a RM60mil terrace house in London, seeking tuition fees in Britain amounting to RM315,000, two Aston Martin cars, air travel for six times a year, RM10,000 for books, RM72,000 pocket money, RM5mil medical insurance and monthly pocket money for two years totalling RM72,000.

Shahnaz later told reporters that she was happy with the verdict. Mahmud’s Syarie counsel, Datuk Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar, said his client was very disappointed and would file an appeal and stay of execution tomorrow. – Star Online

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