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.
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!