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Cops Seek Musa’s Statement Following Sabah Yang Dipertua’s Report

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KOTA KINABALU – The police have sought Tan Sri Musa Aman to record his statement in connection with a report filed by Sabah Yang diPertua, Tun Juhar Mahiruddin last week against the former Sabah chief minister.

State police commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said however, he understood that Musa, who is also state Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman, was currently not in Kota Kinabalu.

“We are looking for a way to contact him. (However), no warrant has been issued (against Musa) at this (point in) time,” he told reporters after attending a ceremony to deliver Hari Raya delicacies to members of the security forces here today.

The ceremony, officiated by Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, was also attended by his deputy, Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau.

Ramli said so far, the police had recorded statements from nine individuals, and Juhar’s statement was also recorded immediately after the police report was lodged on May 14.

“We are still preparing the investigation papers and will try to complete it in the near future. We need statements from him (Musa) before the investigation papers are sent to the deputy public prosecutor for further action,” he said.

Ramli said the investigation was conducted under Section 506 of the Penal Code for criminal intimidation.

Musa had been sworn in as chief minister in front of Juhar on May 10 after obtaining a simple majority.

However, Mohd Shafie, who is also Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) president, was appointed chief minister and sworn in front of Juhar, two days later (May 12), after several BN state assemblymen defected to Warisan.

As Musa refused to resign, TYT’s private secretary Abing Asli delivered a notice to Musa on May 14, stating that he was no longer chief minister.

On May 17, Musa filed a writ of summons in the High Court here against Juhar and Mohd Shafie, seeking a declaration that he (Musa) remained the legitimate chief minister. – BERNAMA

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