Ex-Sabah CM Musa Aman arrested

Former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman was arrested at 10am today. (Bernama pic)

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police chief Ramli Din confirmed the arrest of former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman in Kuala Lumpur this morning.

“Musa was arrested at 10am today. Police had applied to remand him but this was not granted by the magistrate,” he said when contacted here today.

Ramli refused to comment further about the arrest.

Musa, who is also the Sungai Sibuga assemblyman, is being sought to assist police investigations into a report lodged against him by Sabah head of state Juhar Mahiruddin for criminal intimidation.

Musa’s arrest comes two days after he returned to Malaysia from London. He is being warded at a hospital in Subang Jaya for further treatment.

He had left the country on May 14, a couple of days after he was replaced by Shafie Apdal as the Sabah chief minister on May 12.

The Sabah Barisan Nasional chairman was sworn in as chief minister on May 10 after obtaining a simple majority but his stint was shortlived when several BN assemblymen defected to Parti Warisan Sabah.

He has yet to take his oath of office as the Sungai Sibuga assemblyman and must do so by Sept 11 or vacate the seat.

It was previously reported that Musa would return to Sabah after his treatment at the Clementine Churchill Hospital in London but would be referred to the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore for follow-up treatment.

He was reported to be in London to seek medical treatment following a heart bypass surgery.