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Musa said coming back: Jeffrey
Published on: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Kuala Lumpur: Former Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman, who is now on Bukit Aman's wanted list, is apparently still holed up and undergoing treatment in London, according to Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan.

The Keningau MP said he had spoken to Musa recently and had asked him to return home to resolve the issues involving him.

"Latest I know he is in London. I spoke to him once, a little bit more than a week ago.

I asked about his condition. He said he was OK, and I updated him on what has happened (in Sabah).

"I told him to come back soonest in order for people not to speculate and he said: 'Yes.

I will be coming back'," he said at the Parliament lobby after the opening of the 14th Parliament by Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, Tuesday.

Musa, who is Sungai Sibuga Assemblyman, reportedly went to London on May 17.

He is now sought by the police over alleged criminal intimidation against the Sabah Governor during the May 10 swearing-in ceremony.

He is also being investigated by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over allegations of buying over assemblymen.

According to reports, Musa must return to Sabah latest by Aug 11 to attend the state assembly sitting, whereby failure to do so would cause him to lose his state seat under Article 22 (2) of the Sabah state constitution.

Musa was initially sworn in as Chief Minister before the Governor on May 10, but lost his majority in less than 48 hours with Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal being sworn in on May 12.

Questions have also been raised on the whereabouts of Yamani Hafez Musa, his son.

Yamani failed to turn up at the Dewan Rakyat to take his oath as the Sipitang MP on Monday.

Sabah Umno leaders said they did not know where Yamani is.

"We've lost contact with him. He is unreachable by phone," Kinabatangan MP Bung Moktar told FMT.

Asked if Yamani was with his father in the United Kingdom, Moktar said: "There is a big possibility."

Sabah Umno secretary Masidi Manjun also said he had lost contact with Yamani.

"I have no idea at all (on his whereabouts)… I have not met him for some time," he said.

Police had asked Musa to return home so that they could record his statement over a case of alleged criminal intimidation of the Sabah governor Juhar Mahiruddin.

Musa's and Yamani's victories in the recent general election are being challenged by Parti Warisan Sabah in court, with the petitions filed on June 18.

The two seats are among eight electoral results challenged by Warisan. The rest are the parliamentary seats of Libaran, Keningau and Kimanis, and the state seats of Sook, Kiulu and Kundasang.

Warisan has alleged money politics, irregularities in postal votes and the delay in signing Form 14 as grounds to challenge the results.

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