KOTA KINABALU, Nov 14 — Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) today alleged that the state’s assistant finance minister owned a fleet of luxury cars and a mansion by the sea.
Warisan vice president Junz Wong and youth chief Datuk Aziz Jamman alleged that Datuk Ramlee Marahaban had at least a dozen cars worth millions of ringgit each and that he lived in a big mansion complete with an indoor badminton court and swimming pool.
“Not that we are accusing him of anything, but his salary as a civil servant before he became an elected representative and Cabinet member was unlikely to be able to afford him such luxuries,” said Wong.
In a press conference here, Wong and Azis showed photos alleging Ramlee’s wealth, including cars like Mercedes S-class, a Range Rover four-wheel-drive vehicle, an Audi, two Lamborghinis, a Ferrari, an Aston Martin, two Nissan GT-R and a Toyota FJ Cruiser.
He also showed multiple photos of a mansion in Putatan, furnished with marble and chandeliers, complete with Roman-style pillars by the sea.
“The point is that Ramlee accused Shafie of not doing enough for Semporna but he himself has all this but has not done anything for his constituency. Does he own this house and all these cars on his salary or from his businesses?,” asked Azis.
In comparison, Azis said Warisan president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal only owned a normal house in Taman Golf View, had a family house in Semporna and a rented home in Kuala Lumpur where he resides.
“So in a way, I agree with Ramlee. Shafie could have done a lot more...for himself,” he said.
Ramlee had accused Shafie of “not doing enough” for Semporna.
Wong and Azis had earlier also highlighted Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman’s use of a private jet and questioned whether the aircraft, a Gulfstream G200, was private or state-owned.
Wong said that a source had showed photos of Musa disembarking from the jet this weekend and an initial check showed that the company was registered to a Birmingham-based company named Innosky Limited.
“We’d like to know the relationship between the chief minister and the aircraft,” said Wong.
“If it’s state-owned then we have a right to know. If it’s privately-owned, then we would be proud to know we have one of the only chief ministers who owns his own private jet,” he said.