Police to give time to Musa to recover before recording statement

Sabah police chief Ramli Din says police did not want to disturb Musa Aman considering his current health condition but this was not considered special treatment. (Bernama pic)

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police have confirmed receiving a letter from former chief minister Musa Aman on his health condition.

Sabah police chief Ramli Din said police would give Musa a few days to rest before recording his statement over the criminal intimidation report lodged by Sabah governor Juhar Mahiruddin.

He said the letter from Musa explained the former Sabah Barisan Nasional chairman’s frail health, adding police would give him time to recover before they continued with their probe.

“We don’t want to disturb him considering his current condition but it is not special treatment.

“We will give him time to recover, on humanitarian grounds, before seeing him,” Ramli said when contacted.

Ramli also cautioned the media against reports about Musa, adding it could make the former CM’s health even worse.

Musa, who was said to have left the country on May 14, returned to Malaysia yesterday, with Immigration director-general Mustafar Ali confirming in a statement that Musa and his entourage landed at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang at 6.45pm after flying in from Seletar Airport in Singapore.

Mustafar said Musa could not present himself at the immigration counter due to health reasons but that immigration personnel managed to check his immigration credentials.

He said police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had been informed of Musa’s return.

His aide, Joh Vid, had told Bernama that Musa would return to the state after his treatment at the Clementine Churchill Hospital in London but he would be referred to the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore for follow-up treatment.

Joh said Musa was in London to seek medical treatment following a heart bypass surgery.

Musa was reported to have been admitted to a Klang Valley hospital after flying in.

Juhar lodged a police report against Musa over criminal intimidation threats made against him on May 14.

Ramli had previously said police had so far recorded statements from nine witnesses, including the Sabah governor, in connection with the case, which is investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code.