Musa’s swearing-in postponed to later date

Musa Aman returned to Malaysia on Tuesday from overseas after getting medical treatment. (Bernama pic)

KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Musa Aman failed to turn up at the Sabah Speaker’s office to take his oath as the Sungai Sibuga assemblyman as scheduled.

Speaking to the media outside the state legislative assembly building today, deputy speaker Ahmad Abdul Rahman confirmed that the ceremony was supposed to take place today at 2.30pm at the speaker’s office.

“But due to unforeseen circumstances, it has to be postponed. We were not informed of the reason why he could not come today as scheduled,” he said.

Ahmad said the speaker’s office was informed through a letter two days ago by Musa’s party that the former Sabah Umno liaison chief would be coming to the office today to be sworn in.

However, he said Musa’s party contacted the speaker again today informing the office that he would not be able to make it on time.

“However, they will email us again to tell us of the new proposed date. So far, we have heard nothing.

“Just give him the chance, there is no rush. He still has time until Sept 11.

“As speakers, we have to be impartial in this as Musa has the right to be sworn in as an assemblyman,” he said.

Musa returned to the country on Tuesday after spending a little over three months overseas to seek medical attention

Yesterday, it was reported that police had arrested the former Sabah Umno liaison chief to facilitate investigations into allegations of criminal intimidation against Sabah head of state Juhar Mahiruddin.

The magistrate’s court however rejected the police application for a remand.

It is understood that Musa is currently at a private hospital in the Klang Valley for medical reasons.

He was reported to be on his way back and was scheduled to arrive in Kota Kinabalu at 4pm today, but so far, there is no news of his arrival.