Crowd amasses at KK airport as Musa Aman returns to Sabah [NSTTV]

Olivia Miwil, FARDY BUNGGA

KOTA KINABALU: Hundreds of Umno members and supporters have gathered at Kota Kinabalu airport here to welcome the arrival of former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman.

Musa, who recently sought treatment at the Clementine Churchill Hospital in London and Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, is due to touch down at 12.30pm.

The crowd began to swell as early as 8am and traffic police have set up blockades at the airport’s entrance to prevent Musa’s supporters from entering the terminal.

Spotted among the crowd was Sabah Umno Wanita chief Datuk Jainab Ahmad Ayid.

"We have come here to give support to Tan Sri Musa but we are not sure whether he will really come.

"As a former assemblyman and minister (in the previous Sabah state government), I am here to show my support," she said.

Musa became the focus of the authorities just five days after he left the country in May.

This was after Sabah Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin lodged a report against him on May 19 over alleged criminal intimidation in relation to his swearing-in as chief minister on May 10.

Police had wanted Musa to present himself to have his statement recorded. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd