Warisan Puzzled By Dropping Of Charges Against Musa

AZIS JAMMAN

KOTA KINABALU: Parti Warisan Sabah finds it rather strange that the money laundering and corruption charges against former Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman were dropped today.

All 46 charges related to timber concessions were dropped, and Musa granted a discharge and acquittal, by a Kuala Lumpur High Court.

In an immediate reaction Warisan youth chief Datuk Azis Jamman wanted to know the reasons for withdrawing the charges against Musa.

He said this was because the previous Attorney General Tan Sri Tommy Thomas had found it fit to press charges against Musa.

“The previous AG thought there was a case but with the change of government to Perikatan Nasional there appears to be a change of thinking about the case by the new AG.

“So if government changes again, the AG might change and the opinion might change as well,” he said following the court decision.

He was responding to the decision of High Court judge Justice Muhammad Jamil Hussin to acquit Musa after Deputy Public Prosecutor Datuk Azhar Abdul Hamid told the court that the prosecution intended to withdraw all the charges during case management.

Azis, formerly Deputy Home Minister under the Pakatan Harapan government said that he agreed with the recent statement by former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad that there were a lot of strange things happening in Malaysia especially with regards to law and order.

“A lot of people are now questioning the law in Malaysia which can change colour based on who is the federal government,” he said.

Azis also found it personally strange that the day Musa’s case was dropped, the Warisan vice president and state Infrastructure Development Minister Datuk Peter Anthony was called in by the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission for questioning.

Peter, was called in to the Sabah MACC headquarters here, to record a statement in connection with graft investigations believed linked to a 2014 land deal case involving Risda.

MACC has not stated the focus of its investigations.

In another development Sabah Umno chairman Datuk Seri Bung Mokhtar Radin said the decision of the High Court made it clear that Musa was “clean” and that there should be no further arguments about it.