Musa will return to Malaysia soon, says IGP

Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun says police have been in touch with former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman.

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman will return to Malaysia soon, said Inspector-General of Police Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

However, he said he was unable to verify social media postings that Musa was due back in Malaysia today.

“We are in touch with Musa but I cannot say whether it is true or not that he arrived in the country today as claimed on social media,” Fuzi said after launching the “gotong royong” programme in Bukit Aman here today.

Musa has to take his oath of office as the Sungai Sibuga assemblyman by Sept 11 or vacate the seat.

On Aug 15, Sabah state assembly speaker Syed Abas Syed Ali ruled that Musa must be sworn in as an assemblyman within three months of the first sitting of the new state assembly as stipulated in the state constitution.

The Sabah state assembly sat on June 11, after the 14th general election on May 9.

Musa, who is also Sabah Barisan Nasional chairman, was sworn in as chief minister on May 10 after obtaining a simple majority but it was shortlived when several BN assemblymen defected to Parti Warisan Sabah.

Musa is believed to have left Malaysia on May 17. He said he needed to seek medical treatment in the United Kingdom.

Musa is also under police probe over alleged criminal intimidation against Sabah Yang di-Pertua Negeri Juhar Mahi­ruddin.