Shahnaz Abdul Majid
From Malaysia Factbook
|"My claim of RM100 million in mutaah is small as he (Mahmud Abu Bekir) is worth in excess of RM1 billion. The RM100 million can be said to be worth 10 sen to him." — Shahnaz Abdul Majid, when justifying her divorce settlement to the Kuala Lumpur Syariah Court on 2 October 2012.|
Shahnaz Abdul Majid (born 1963, 50) was the former wife of Mahmud Abu Bekir Abdul Taib, the son of Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud. She is also the sister of jazz queen Datuk Sheila Majid.
Shahnaz married Mahmud Abu Bekir on 9 January 1992 and gave birth to a son, Raden Murya Abdul Taib Mahmud, in 1994). She holds an MBA in Finance and was at one time a director of the family-owned Cahya Mata Sarawak Berhad (CMSB). She
2. Divorce: Shahnaz Abdul Majid divorced her husband, Mahmud Abu Bekir Abdul Taib, in May 2011 under the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territories) Act 1984 because he had not been giving her nafkah batin (living expenses) since 2001. She also accused him of:
- punching her in the head, face and eyes;
- kicking her in the ribs; and
- throttling her;
in addition to verbally abusing her with derogatory words, causing her much emotional and mental stress.
On 2 October 2012, Shahnaz Abdul Majid justified her RM400 million divorce settlement at the Kuala Lumpur Syariah Court, saying that her ex-husband, Mahmud Abu Bekir Abdul Taib was worth more than RM1 billion: "My claim of RM100 million in mutaah is small as he is worth in excess of RM1 billion. The RM100 million can be said to be worth 10 sen to him". Shahnaz was demanding RM100 million as mutaah (Islamic conciliatory payment), and RM300 million of their joint matrimonial assets.