UK Parliament’s website silent about Taib’s visit


Taib Mahmud reportedly gave an address at the House of Lords in London on Friday, 23 July.

From the Bernama report here, it is not clear who exactly he was addressing, though the report mentioned:

Also present were Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Richard Riot Anak Jaem, High Commissioner of Malaysia to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Datuk Zakaria Sulong, Special Advisor in the Chief Minister’s Office Tan Sri Adenan Satem, Conservative Women’s Organisation president Lady Fiona Hodgson, and the Muslim Council of Britain secretary-general Farooq Murad.

I wondered what the House of Lords itself had to say about the visit.

So I looked up the UK Parliament website under its ‘Lords news’ section here, and what did I find? Nothing. Do you see anything?

Now that doesn’t mean he didn’t speak there, but whatever he said, it wasn’t deemed newsworthy.

The following day, Saturday, the Chief Minister hosted a luncheon in London for students from Sarawak. About 30 turned up, according to the Chief Minister’s website.

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Not the Lords, obviously. It is possible to rent private rooms at the House of Lords (a popular reason for members to be referred to the Privileges Committee) – perhaps some bright spark will eyeball a few images from Google search and tell us which room that is?


Anil, this Sarawak bloke have enough cash to jam most websites in the world! As for the British, they can’t be tainted because, “We are British!”


Chicken out or called off(?)


Did you use their contact form to ask? I did. I’ll let you know what they say. Their front page seems to have news no later than 23rd, so perhaps they’re just a few days behind?


Mr. Anil,

Funny that you expect the House of Lords has something to say about the visit by Taib to that sub-sub-standard university.

What is there to say?

When Robert Mugabe paid a visit to Malaysia to visit his old friend Mahathir did anyone mention it in the Dewan Rakyat session?


Who is he talking to ? And we fly our foreign embassy folks to hear him talk? Do video conference le