Rest well, Anifah Aman tells missing brother Musa

A. Ruban
Musa’s whereabouts are currently unknown. — Malay Mail pic

KUALA LUMPUR, May 27 — Former foreign minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman has indicated that his brother Tan Sri Musa Aman, who has purportedly left the country following a graft probe, will eventually return after a break.

Anifah said the former Sabah chief minister had been in politics for a long time and thus deserves to rest.

“He’s been too long in politics. So [he should] take a good rest then come back and see what he wants to do,” he was quoted as saying in The Star.

“All I want to know is if he is well, otherwise I’ll be concerned. [He should] get a rest, you know,” he added.

Anifah, however, claimed that he was in the dark over his brother’s whereabouts, adding that they last spoke on May 9 or 10.

He also said that Musa did not need his help to handle the investigations.

“He doesn’t need my help. He can fight his own battles,” Anifah said.

It was yesterday reported that Musa’s aides were not privy to his whereabouts but a few claimed he may have left for Brunei and Singapore en route to the United Kingdom.

The Star quoted “highly-placed” sources in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) as saying that Musa had managed to flee before the authorities could blacklist him.

Musa is also wanted for investigations into alleged criminal intimidation over a report lodged by State Governor Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.

Authorities have searched Musa’s residences in Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu but found them to be unoccupied.

Musa’s lawyers, who were present when the raiding party arrived, were reportedly uncooperative.

This, according to MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki, prevented his men from searching the premises.

Azam said the standard operating procedure was for the raiding team to be accompanied during searches.