Raghad Taib: “Don’t believe in any of the rumours being said about me”

TOH Puan Raghad Kurdi Taib, the wife of former governor Tun Abdul Taib Mahmud, has urged Sarawakians to stop making assumptions about and accusations towards her.

In an open letter shared with the media on Tuesday (Feb 6) following allegations that she had taken Taib out of a private hospital against doctors’ wishes which she had denied, Raghad said news and images circulated on social media about her over the past few days have tarnished her image and reputation.

“Dear Sarawakians, for the past few days, it has been circulated in social media portal images and news that tarnished my image and reputation as the wife of the former Yang di-Pertua Negeri Sarawak. My only concern at the moment is the well-being of my husband, Tun Taib,” read the letter.

“I humbly request please stop all these assumptions and malicious accusations toward me as my priority is only to take care of my husband at this point of time.

“Please do not believe in any of the rumours being said about me.”

Raghad also appealed to everyone not to believe rumours that she forcibly took Taib out of the hospital.

“Though I am a foreigner, I am now a Malaysian and will always be one. I will not leave Malaysia and will continue with my charitable works for all Sarawakians as soon as Taib is better,” she added.

“With this, I hope everyone will continue to pray for Tun Taib.”

On Monday (Feb 5) it was reported that Taib had allegedly been removed from the Normah Medical Specialist Centre by Raghad.

In the police report sighted by The Vibes, Raghad had shown up at the hospital at 11.56pm on Saturday with her butler and bodyguard.

This is despite advice to have Taib remain at the hospital for proper and adequate treatment, read the report by Dr Mohd Nazrin Jefri who was the attending resident MO at the time.

The news portal reported that Taib was then take by Raghad, her butler and bodyguard on a wheelchair to a black Toyota Alphard parked at the entrance of the hospital lobby.

Taib’s family has since claimed they are also in the dark over the whereabouts of the former Sarawak Yang di-Pertua Negeri.

A second police report was lodged by one of Taib’s brothers who claimed that his family members did not know where the former governor was and were “gravely concerned” about the 88-year-old Taib’s health and safety.

Taib’s brother, Datuk Mohammad Tufail Mahmud, in the police report lodged at the Kuching Central police station yesterday further claimed the family will hold Taib’s wife “fully accountable and responsible” if anything happened to Taib.

However, Raghad denied allegations that she had taken Taib out of hospital against doctors’ advice.

“That’s not true. This is the proof,” she said in two Instagram stories with images of a note believed to be from a nurse. – Feb 6, 2024


Main pic credit: The Star

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