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Musa finally takes his oath
Published on: Thursday, September 06, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: Former Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman finally took his oath as Sibuga Assemblyman at the State Legislative Assembly, Wednesday.

He was sworn in before Speaker Datuk Syed Abbas Syed Ali at 3.33pm after arriving at the venue at 1.25pm, barely an hour after arriving on a special flight from Kuala Lumpur where he was undergoing medical treatment.

Musa arrived at the Assembly building at 1.25pm, but had to wait in his car for about an hour as the Speaker was not in the office, according to Malay Mail.

It ended three months of speculation, including that he had no intention of returning from London where he headed soon after losing the right to continue as CM due to the crossover of several Barisan Nasional elected representatives to the Warisan Sabah camp, which enabled the latter to form the new State Government under Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.

There were also rumours that he fled the country illegally on May 16, which was later denied by the Immigration Department. "I need to emphasise here that I am not a fugitive and I never intended to flee from the Malaysian authorities as has been widely spread on social media all this while.

"I was abroad due to health and needed intensive care and this was proven by medical reports from the doctors treating me," he said, upon arrival. "I have returned to Sabah to fulfil my obligations despite my medical condition and against the advice of my team of physicians."

He thank Legislative Assembly Speaker Datuk Syed Abbas for his understanding and for granting him an audience to fulfil his duties as a member of the State Legislative Assembly.

"I am a son of Sabah and have been serving my constituency and the State and will continue to do so to the best of my abilities," he added.

He said he had fully cooperated with the authorities in Kuala Lumpur and would continue to do so. They included investigations into an alleged criminal investigation complaint filed by the Head of State.

He also expressed gratitude to his supporters for their unwavering support and prayers for the hard times he faced.

Also present were Parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) President Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan who is also the Tambunan Assemblyman and Keningau MP, Sabah Umno Chairman and Sulaman Assemblyman Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor, Sabah Umno Secretary and Karanaan Assemblyman Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun, Kiulu Assemblyman Datuk Joniston Bangkuai and Parti Bersatu Sabah Secretary General Datuk Johnny Mositun, among others.

Musa arrived at Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) Terminal Two at about 12.45pm where he was mobbed by some 8,000 supporters chanting "Allah Hu Akhbar" and "Musa".

Wearing a black suit and songkok, he had to rely on a cane for support and managed to wave to crowd that had gathered there since 9am following a message that went viral on social media.

Musa has filed a suit claiming that he is still the legally constituted Chief Minister and the court decision has been fixed for Oct. 26.


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