Thousands expected to welcome Musa back to Sabah

Former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman, who underwent treatment at a private hospital in Subang Jaya. (Facebook pic)

KOTA KINABALU: More than 5,000 supporters of former chief minister Musa Aman are expected to welcome him on his arrival at Terminal 2 here between 12.30pm and 1pm today.

Police estimate that as many as 10,000 may show up, with supporters coming from as far as Kudat in the north and Sipitang in the south.

They began converging at the small airport terminal as early as 9.30am.

Rumours are circulating that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission may apprehend Musa upon his arrival.

Musa had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Subang Jaya.

The former Sabah Umno chief has until Sept 11 to be sworn in as Sungai Sibuga assemblyman, failing which he could lose the seat.

He was arrested by the police on Aug 23 in connection with a criminal intimidation case involving state governor Juhar Mahiruddin and is currently on police bail.

Sabah state assembly speaker Syed Abbas Syed Ali said he had yet to decide when Musa would be sworn in.

“It could be tomorrow, it could be any time this week. We are not sure yet.

“But it will be a quiet one because I don’t want so many people to come,” he said when contacted by FMT today.