'The law still applies to Musa Aman despite his ill-health'

MOHD IZHAM UNNIP ABDULLAH

KOTA KINABALU: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong says the law still applies to Sungai Sibuga Assemblyman Tan Sri Musa Aman, despite his ill-health, especially now that he has returned to Malaysia.

At the same time, Liew also chided Musa’s son, Yamani Hafez, for allegedly disrespecting the Dewan Rakyat by not taking his oath of office as member of parliament for Sipitang yet, despite not being ill.

“A police report had been lodged by Head of State Tun Juhar Mahiruddin on May 20 and there should not be an exception for him (Musa).

“The complaints against Musa are very serious in nature and the authorities must carry out its investigation without fear and favour.

“While we have been inundated with unsubstantiated claims in the social media about his so-called ‘medical conditions’, his son who is the Sipitang MP was seen standing by Musa looking prim and healthy.

“At this moment, Yamani has shown complete disregard for his responsibility as a member of parliament, and he has completely shown disrespect to the August House by not turning up for the swearing in ceremony in Parliament last month without legitimate explanation,” said Liew who is currently in Hong Kong, in a press statement.

Liew added that “The people want to know if Yamani is as sick as his father who allegedly issued a press statement previously stating that he was traveling home against medical advice.”

Liew, who accompanied Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on the latter’s visit to China, was at the Malaysian Consulate General office in Hong Kong with Consul General Tengku Sirajuzzaman Tengku Mohamed Ariffin for the Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration on Wednesday.

Liew said Musa’s initial whereabouts had sparked speculation among the people and that he should corroborate his claims with a medical report instead merely posting a photo of himself on Facebook via his political secretary.

Liew said many questions remained unanswered and the people have every right to know as they are the elected legislatures in their respective constituencies. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd