Many properties belonging to Yayasan Sabah (YS) has changed hands ever since Musa Aman has been sitting in the top heading the helm.
The Sadong Jaya property changed hands. The former Sabah Bank block now Alliance Bank, this block stretches right up to Sabah Parks office in the Sinsuran area, in Kota Kinabalu, was sold for a song to Musa’s crony. The empty land behind Bank Negara also sold. The McDonald Drive-in SHELL station near the Innoprise Building next to Sabah State Assembly building facing Kingfisher park, also sold to Musa’s own saudara. The land opposite Chartered Bank , now Suria Sabah also sold. The Waterfront land, which was reclaimed, also belonging to Yayasan Sabah, has also been sold. These are just YS properties in Kota Kinabalu, there are a lot more in Sandakan, Lahad Datu and Tawau which has changed hands by just a stroke of Musa’s pen. So much more prime land and landed properties belonging to Yayasan Sabah and Innoprise has been sold to third parties linked to Musa Aman. In my coming article I would give details on how and who these properties were sold to, for a song, to third parties linked to Musa Aman.
Barisan National and UMNO loyalists in Sabah cannot make moves or comment against Musa Aman as now by fault (not default) he is heading the helm. Due to mistake, passion or compassion, UMNO chose him in critical time 6 years ago. Just due to the existence of Musa Aman, BN and UMNO’s integrity is on stake. This is a tough time for BN Sabah as unwillingly they have to defend the integrity/legacy of UMNO and consequently Musa Aman. If BN is defeated, it will mean UMNO will be defeated and may lose its existence in Sabah once and for all. UMNO KL knows this and so does Najib.
After Tan Sri Chong Kah Kiat, because of the “rotation system” and perhaps also with a view to gain Muslim votes, UMNO, specifically Pak Lah, agreed to put Musa Aman on the hot seat to lead the Sabah state government, but afterwards, they realized that they had to carry Musa Aman’s burden of alleged and much publicized corruption and scandals upon them and unwillingly they are doing it.
I know several sincere and honest UMNO Sabah leaders have left the party because they cannot continue living two lives and keep a blot on their conscience but a few close, new and old stickers are still on. They keep on coming over media and keep their all time vague, unjustified, lame stances just to defend Musa Aman but with less than required vigor because they know they are beating around the bushes.
In the broader sense, Sabah BN leaders are defending Musa Aman because their future political career is related with UMNO Sabah.
Musa Aman becoming the head of UMNO Sabah was an accident and not by design. Or it may be termed as an accident which was caused by design.
KL need to have ‘’stooges’’ or puppets to achieve their bigger plans in Sabah. If a stooge is corrupt and already void of any moral ground by default and specially when he is on a good political hot seat by design, then the task becomes amply simple. Legalize his illicit practices, design an immunity for him to provide him protection from the natural justice, place him on the highest echelon making him untouchable and get your work done. In very tough times of political instability, UMNO as a so called designer of the Malaysian new order, needed a reliable stooge in an important geographically placed state, Sabah, and Musa Aman was the man. He had money, some say close to US$ 3 Billion, he also had close links with Pak Lah and was able to feed the UMNO warlords. But when Najib took over he wanted his own man Shafie Apdal and so Najib decides to get rid of Musa Aman sooner than later by throwing the book at Musa Aman. The casualty is Musa’s Chinese timber cronies.
Various CM’s from Sabah, has done the same thing. Initially, all CM’s including Pairin Kitingan, Tun Mustafa and even Harris Salleh was seemingly tough kids to become a stooge but then due to their fascination with power and money, they made few notable criminal mistakes. And to cloak the mistakes, to get a clean getaway, they all become balllickers or stooges of KL just like what Musa Aman is doing. But this time the balllicking is not working.