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10-23-2007, 06:54 PM #1
Baddy coach in Brunei
As reported in The Telegraph (as posted in the Calgary Herald newspaper dated October 23 ,2007), the Sultan of Brunei paid $2,580,350 for a baddy coach, wonder what stroke this coach fella teach, backstroke or sidestroke?...bet this coach guy or gal makes more dough than LCW and TH, well for sure more than that poor bugger LD who has to surrender half his hard earned winnings to LYB and CHN...now who say playing baddy has no future?...maybe TH or HH should sign up for this rewarding occupation, TH signing up when he retires and HH rightaway turning to coaching than playing in SS will at least satisfy Pemuda's wish that HH makes way for MJ...For this dough that the Sultan cough up, wonder when his Royal Highness will show up to play in SS??? hehehe!!
10-23-2007, 07:02 PM #2
^^Is that for real??..^^
..or the numbers might be a typo??..If not, then wow!....Heck, he could have his own BWF tourney(s) next yr..
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10-24-2007, 01:06 AM #6
Feuding sultan's secret billions exposed
Andrew Pierce, London
October 24, 2007
The Sultan of Brunei, who is embroiled in the most expensive family feud in legal history, secretly transferred $US8 billion ($A9 billion) of state money into his personal bank account.
The money, which exceeds Brunei's entire annual gross domestic product, was paid in over four years.
It funded an extraordinarily lavish lifestyle, which included spending $100,000 on guards for the exotic bird cages at his palace.
The Sultan is suing his younger brother, Prince Jefri, whom he accuses of embezzling $8 billion during the 13 years that he was finance minister of the oil-and-gas-rich state.
The Sultan has alleged that Prince Jefri has failed to repay all of the $6 billion that was agreed to in an out-of-court settlement.
However, the court proceedings have shed light on the Sultan's own finances.
The admission of the transfers to his personal accounts had to be made in documents lodged before the Privy Council in London, which will rule at the end of the month on an appeal by Prince Jefri that he can never receive a fair trial in Brunei.
The Sultan is an absolute monarch and controls every aspect of life there. The papers supplied by Freshfields, the London lawyers who act for the Brunei Investment Authority, which reports to the Sultan, include a 50-page list of monetary gifts to hundreds of those lucky enough to be the beneficiaries of the Sultan's largesse.
The total bill was $40 billion.
The gifts included $2,570,050 for masseuses and acupuncturists; $14,955,000 for a house supervisor in Singapore and $13,500,000 for a second house supervisor; $2,580,350 for a badminton coach; $12,000,000 for each of his five public relations officers listed as Yoya, Prall, Vicky, Shelly and Janet.
Desmond Browne, QC, the British barrister, also appears on the gift list in the case, which will end with the biggest legal bill in British history of about $408 million. He was given $5000.
The Privy Council is sitting as Brunei's superior court, a legacy of former British rule.
Brunei was administered by the British for much of the last century, gaining full independence in 1984.
After a four-day hearing at 12 Downing Street before Lords Bingham, Hope, Mance, Neuberger and Scott, the Privy Council reserved its judgement of Prince Jefri's appeal until later this month.
http://www.automotoportal.com/articl...omotive_empire u should read the names of his playboy brother's yacht.
My point is, a man who basically has and can have anything in the world has chose badminton as one of his favorite sport.
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