Ex-Sabah CM session with MACC cut short due to health reason

Mohd Husni Mohd Noor and Noor Atiqah Sulaiman

PUTRAJAYA: Due to health issue, former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman had to leave the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters before completing giving his statement.

Sources said the graft buster had not finished taking Musa’s statement and had to stop as the former Sabah CM was not feeling well. It was learned Musa was rushed to the National Heart Institute from the Putrajaya Hospital at about 6.30pm when he had troubled breathing. The former Sabah CM spent only about two hours at the MACC headquarters to give his statement to the graft buster. He was seen leaving the place at about 2.10pm in a grey Toyota Vellfire bearing the registration number WRJ65. It was learned Musa had his lawyer accompanying him. MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki was recently reported as saying that the graft buster was in no rush to get Musa’s statement and would allow the former chief minister to recover first. It was reported that the former Sabah CM was instructed to be present at the MACC headquarters here so that the graft buster could get more information regarding various allegations against him including attempting to “buy” assemblymen after the 14th general election in May, alleged dubious timber deals involving the Sabah Forestry Department and alleged misappropriation in the Pan Borneo Highway project in Sabah. The veteran politician who was sworn in as Sibuga Assemblyman on Wednesday was reported to have been ordered to turn up at the MACC headquarters to assist in investigations that go back as far as 2009. Musa, who led the Sabah Barisan Nasional in the 14th General Elections on May 9, was sworn in as Chief Minister after securing 31 out of 60 seats on May 10. The Parti Warisan Sabah and PH pact led by Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal however secured additional seats when six assemblymen from the BN camp switched allegiance including Upko that pledged its alliance as a party.

This led to Shafie being sworn in on May 12. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd