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Former Sabah CM to be charged today (updated)

Written by: mottaman | 05 Nov 2018 11:20
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05 Nov 2018 11:20
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The anti-corruption dragnet continues with former Sabah Chief Minister, Tan Sri Musa Aman expected to be charged soon for 35 charges of corruption.

He is expected to be taken to court today.

According to reports, the former CM is expected to be charged in connection with several cases involving timber concessions in Sabah.

Sources at the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission said that the amount involved is around US63 million (approximately RM243mil).

The 67-year old Sungai Sibuga assemblyman is expected to be charged at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court in Jalan Duta.

He was summoned to the MACC headquarters at 8.30am.

MACC deputy chief commissioned (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki confirmed that Musa will be charged.


UPDATED:

Former Sabah chief minister, Tan sri Musa Aman today claimed trial to 35 charges of graft at the Sessions Court here.

He allegedly committed the offences between Dec 20, 2004 and Nov 6, 2008.

The charges were read out by two interpreters before Judge Azura Alwi.

The former chief minister is alleged to have received a total USD$63 million (about RM245 million) in Hong Kong and Singapore as an inducement for some timber concessions in Sabah.

The prosecution had said it had objections to bail being offered and requested for the bail to be fixed at RM5 million in two sureties and for Musa to surrender all his passports.

Musa was chief minister for 15 years from 2003 until May 2018.

The prosecution is led by former Federal Court judge Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram while Musa's lead counsel is Amer Hamzah Arshad.

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