KOTA KINABALU: Musa Aman was finally sworn in as the Sungai Sibuga assemblyman today after waiting close to two hours.
The former chief minister took his oath before state speaker Syed Abbas Syed Ali at 3.33pm.
Musa arrived at the Sabah state assembly building at 1.25pm but remained in his vehicle until the state speaker arrived at 2.45pm.
The former chief minister had earlier returned home from Kuala Lumpur from a hospital where he was receiving treatment.
He was greeted by a huge crowd at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport.
Speaking to the media for the first time since returning to Malaysia, Musa reiterated that he had no intention of running from the authorities when he left the country.
In a press conference that lasted about four minutes, he said he had extended his full cooperation to the authorities in Kuala Lumpur and would continue to do so.
“I have returned to Sabah to fulfil my obligations despite my medical condition and against the advice of my team of physicians,” he said.
“I also wish to point out in no uncertain terms that I did not run away and was never a fugitive.
“I have been away due to a grave medical condition as confirmed by medical reports from my team of physicians,” he said.
He thanked Syed Abbas for understanding his circumstances and granting him an audience so that he could 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. I will continue to do so to the best of my abilities.
“I wish to thank all, especially my supporters for their continued support and prayers during these trying times,” he added.