Datuk Hassan Sui - imposing bungalow in Suai - about 100km from Bintulu.

Datuk Hassan Sui - imposing bungalow in Suai - about 100km from Bintulu. Photo taken by Calvin on Sept. 27, 2009.

Got a chance to photograph residence of Penan’s millionaire Datuk Hassan Sui, in Suai – about 100km from Bintulu. This imposing bungalow located near Suai river bridge, clearly visible from the main road.

This wasn’t Datuk Hassan Sui bungalows I was told. Once a government servant, Hassan fortune skyrocketing in the early 1990s – due to his close association with political figures in the current state government.

This millionaire Penan also driving few big cars - one of them a Toyota Land Cruiser costing at least RM250,000. Photo taken by Calvin on Sept. 27, 2009.

This millionaire Penan also driving few big cars - one of them a Toyota Land Cruiser costing at least RM250,000. Photo taken by Calvin on Sept. 27, 2009.

He was reported to be making more than RM70,000.00? monthly from his oil palm plantations alone – while his Penan brethrens in Baram, Belaga struggling to survive – and facing hunger!