Musa flying home tomorrow, says Sabah Umno leader

Avila Geraldine

KOTA KINABALU: Former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman is expected to return here tomorrow, after being away for about four months. News of his return to Sabah was widely circulated on the WhatsApp messaging app today. The message, which origins were still unknown, said that Musa was expected to arrive at the Kota Kinabalu International Aiport at about 12.30pm tomorrow. The text message also called upon all Umno members to wear red shirts to show support to Musa, who is the former Sabah Umno liason committee chairman and former Sabah Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman. When contacted by the New Straits Times Press, Putatan Umno division member Shahelmy Yahya confirmed that Musa would be flying home. He said Umno members have been informed of the matter. “I have been informed that TSMA ( Tan Sri Musa Aman) would be coming home tomorrow afternoon. Having heard the news, I would be happy to go the airport to welcome him home tomorrow with other friends and supporters,” said Shahelmy, who is the former Sabah Umno Youth vice chief. Musa, who is Sungai Sibuga assemblyman, has been away in the United Kingdom since May to seek medical treatment. He left the state a few days after Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie was sworn-in as the new Sabah Chief Minister and took over the BN-led state government. Musa has yet to take his oath as Sungai Sibuga assemblyman and he has until Sept 11 to do so. It is not known whether he will take his oath tomorrow. He had returned to Malaysia on Aug 21, but was immediately warded at a private hospital in Subang Jaya, Selangor. Musa is currently being investigated over an alleged criminal intimidation against Sabah Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin with regards to his alleged swearing-in as chief minister after the 14th general election. Former Sabah police commissioner Datuk Ramli Din recently said police recorded statements from some 20 individuals to facilitate in the investigation to the case. Musa is also being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission in regards to an alleged working relationship between Sabah BN and Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) in an effort to form the state government in events that occurred after the 14th General Election. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd