Musa arrives in Sabah to be finally sworn in as assemblyman

KOTA KINABALU: Former chief minister Musa Aman is expected to be sworn in as the Sungai Sibuga assemblyman today at the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) building here.

Musa arrived at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport about 12.30pm by private jet and was greeted by thousands of supporters. He was immediately whisked away to the DUN building.

His entourage arrived at the building at about 1.25pm but waited close to an hour for the arrival of state speaker Syed Abas Syed Ali.

Musa’s lawyer Rakhbir Singh questioned why the former Sabah Barisan Nasional chairman was made to wait so long to be sworn in.

“Where are they? How long more is he supposed to wait? What is the delay,” he said to reporters gathered in front of the DUN building.

Musa, sporting a songkok, dark grey suit and using a walking stick, was assisted by his close aides to the speaker’s room at about 2.15pm.

A host of opposition assemblymen including Sabah Umno chief cum Sulaman rep Hajiji Md Noor, Karanaan rep Masidi Manjun and Tambunan representative Jeffrey Kitingan were present to welcome Musa.

Musa returned to Malaysia on Aug 21 after spending more than three months seeking treatment in the United Kingdom.