KOTA KINABALU: Police are seeking Sabah Barisan Nasional chief Tan Sri Musa Aman to give his statement to assist investigations into a report lodged by Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said Musa’s statement is needed to complete their investigation into the criminal intimidation report under Section 506 of the Penal Code.
“So far, statements from nine individuals have been recorded, including from Tun Juhar after he lodged the police report. We believe Tan Sri Musa is not in Kota Kinabalu now but we are trying to find a way to record his statement,” he said.
Ramli said this after the handing over of Hari Raya goodies to security forces by Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal at Menara Tun Mustapha here.
He said police have not issued any warrant of arrest against Musa and expressed confidence that the former chief minister will cooperate in the ongoing probe.
“His statement is necessary to complete the investigation papers before they are submitted to the Deputy Public Prosecutor for further action,” Ramli said.
The investigations are believed to be linked to the swearing-in of Musa as the Chief Minister at Istana Negeri on May 10.
Musa took his oath before Tun Juhar after the Sabah BN formed an alliance with parti Solidariti Tanah Airku (Star) to form the government with a simple majority of 31 out of the 60 state seats.
Two days later, Shafie, who is also Parti Warisan Sabah president, was also sworn in as the Chief Minister after six Sabah BN assemblymen declared support for him.
On May 14, Istana Negeri issued a notice from Tun Juhar to Musa, informing that he was no longer the Chief Minister.
On May 17, Musa initiated legal action against Tun Juhar and Shafie to seek a declaration that he was the legally elected Chief Minister.