Missing Musa Aman not in KK, but believed to still be in country

FARDY BUNGGA

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman, whose whereabouts are unknown, is believed to still be in the country. This is based on a check by NSTP with a source at the Immigration Department, which has no record of Musa exiting Malaysia. It is understood that the Department is keeping an eye out for the former chief minister on orders from higher authorities.


(File pic) Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din confirmed the details, and said that police have yet to obtain a statement from Tan Sri Musa Aman. (NSTP/MALAI ROSMAH TUAH)

According to records, Musa’s most recent travel activity saw him take a Malindo Air flight from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) here to Kuala Lumpur at 9am on May 14. He is said to have been in the capital to attend an Umno meeting chaired by former deputy prime minister and Umno acting president, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. When contacted, Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din confirmed the details, and said that police have yet to obtain a statement from Musa. “Tan Sri Musa has yet to come forward to give his statement. “What we know is that he is not in Kota Kinabalu,” he said today. Musa’s counsel, Zahir Shah, declined comment when contacted by NSTP. An article by an English language portal today reported that Musa is believed to have fled the country, either for Brunei or Singapore, with plans to go to London, the United Kingdom. Sabah police had previously urged Musa to come forward to give his statement on a recent police report lodged by Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, to assist investigations being carried out according to Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation. To date, police have recorded statements from nine individuals on the case, including Tun Juhar. On Wednesday, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) went to Musa’s house here, but was unable to enter the premises, as no one was at home. The operation is believed to have been connected to the MACC’s investigation of Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) president Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan, who cooperated with Sabah BN to form a state government after the 14th general elections.


(File pic) Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman. (NSTP/KHAIRULL AZRY BIDIN)

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