Musa given time to recover from unspecified illness before probe initiated: Police

Avila Geraldine

KOTA KINABALU: Police will give ex-Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman time to recover from his unspecified medical condition before recording his statement over a criminal intimidation report lodged against him by Sabah governor, the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.

According to a report by a news portal, Sabah police commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said police have yet to speak with the Sungai Sibuga assemblyman who returned to Malaysia from the United Kingdom yesterday.

“We don’t want to bother him under his current state. It is not special treatment. We will give him time to recover, on humanitarian grounds, before visiting him,” he was quoted as saying.

Ramli confirmed that Musa has been admitted to a private hospital in Subang Jaya, and advised the media against reporting in a matter which could “aggravate his health.”

Meanwhile, Deputy Home Minister Datuk Mohd Azis Jamman said Musa must undergo police standard operating procedures (SOPs) while undergoing medical treatment in Kuala Lumpur.

He told a news portal that the SOP requires that Musa seek treatment at a government hospital, as a diagnosis of his medical condition – for the purpose of the investigation – must be made by a government doctor.

Azis stressed that the police are managing the investigation according to the SOP, which includes matters pertaining to his possible remand process.

“No one is above the law, and I believe that the police will carry out their probe properly, and complete the investigation paper in the near future,” he added. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd