By BORNEOTODAY REPORTERS
KUALA LUMPUR: Deals done during the 15-year rule of the Barisan Nasional in Sabah under the Musa Aman regime is set to come under the microscope.
The deposed chief minister will face investigators from the Malaysia Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) in Putrajaya Thursday morning.
MACC investigators need further information from Musa with regards to the allegation that he had attempted to ‘buy’ Assemblymen after the 14th general elections in May, as well as claims about improper timber deals involving the Sabah Forestry Department.
“Apart from these new cases, Musa’s cooperation is needed to help the MACC in solving numerous old cases,” the MACC sources said, stressing that his cooperation would also be needed on alleged misappropriation in the Pan Borneo Highway project in Sabah.
The veteran leader who was sworn in as Sibuga Assemblyman on Wednesday has been ordered to turn up at the MACC headquarters office to assist in investigations that go back as far as 2009.
MACC sources said that they allowed Musa to return to Sabah to get sworn in as assemblyman after the former Chief Minister pleaded he also wanted to settle some matters.
The sources said they were various cases on the table to be looked at during the interrogation.
Some old cases that were not pursued during the previous BN government are likely to be reopened.
Musa arrived in a private jet at about 12.30pm at terminal 2 of the Kota Kinabalu International Airport on Wednesday and aides whisked him off to the State Assembly about 20km away.
He was initially allowed to be sworn in as Assemblyman – which is his constitutional right – on Thursday, September 6, but his lawyers pleaded to the Speaker to carry it out earlier due to the situation at hand.
After being sworn in, Musa spokes at a Press conference, speaking from a prepared text.
“I am a Sabah native. I have returned to fulfil my duties as an assemblyman despite health concerns, and against my doctors’ advice.
“I have given my full co-operation to the authorities in KL and will continue to do so whenever needed.
“I am not a fugitive, as what has been claimed on social media; I have no intention to run away,” Musa read out from the statement.
“My fight for this state and its people will continue. To all who have supported and prayed for me all this while, thank you,” he added.
After the swearing in, Musa thanked the Speaker, Syed Abas Ali, who was appointed by the former BN leader himself, for his understanding and allowing his to be sworn in.
Musa, who appeared frail and needed the aid of a walking stick when he disembarked from the plane earlier, apparently forgot the script, when he sprung up from his chair like a normal person, and wanted to leave without the stick.
He headed back to his house at Seri Anggerik in Luyang where he met some party leaders and friends and left for Terminal 2 at about 9pm.
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