Archive for August, 2018


sa050918es00_c2831919_1895_417_v01

For months various statements and reports claimed Tan Sri Musa Aman had left Malaysia illegally and that he had illegally entered the United Kingdom. The inference is that Musa had become a fugitive and making himself deliberately unavailable to the authorities with regard to investigations into events at Istana Negeri on the night of May 10th.

Many mischievous messages were floating on social media ever since. One lawyer close to Shafie Apdal even told me that Musa has gone into exile and will never come back to Sabah.

Musa has been under an unprecedented assault of baseless rumour and false innuendo with the apparent intent of dragging him down.

For the past 100 days or so , Musa has been the subject – on social media and via word of mouth – of untrue allegations and accusations. The sheer scale and nature of the claims have led to Sabah Police Commissioner taking the extraordinary step of signing off a media release that rejects the speculation even though Musa is the subject of a police report by Sabah governor Tun Juhar Mahiruddin, who alleged criminal intimidation by Musa in relation to his swearing-in as Chief Minister on May 10.

The question of intimidating the Governor to be sworn in on May 10 should not arise. As per the state Constitution, Musa Aman was the leader of the party with the most seats in the state assembly. The state Constitution reads that the party with the most seats must be sworn in as Chief Minister. Police had wanted Musa to present himself to have his statement recorded but he has not been charged in relation to any matter.

Shafie’s Warisan is trying to gain partisan advantage through damaging Musa by a campaign of innuendo.

The aim was to steer the public’s political focus away from the court case which will determine whether or not Musa or Shafie is the rightful chief minister of Sabah, to be heard on September 3.

Musa left Malaysia lawfully on May 16 and was in the UK for medical reasons, while in UK he suffered a stroke and was admitted at The Clementine Churchill Hospital, a private medical facility in North London. Actually many years ago while he was still CM he suffered a minor stroke but he didn’t realise it. In fact, he was so ill that the Neurologist from Churchill hospital London refused to allow Musa to travel back to Malaysia, but he insisted to come back to Malaysia. Now, at Subang Jaya hospital, here too the Neurologist don’t want him to fly back to Kota Kinabalu. Amidst all this, Musa is stubborn an insisting to return to Kota Kinabalu by this weekend.

Musa Aman is a real fighter!

As i said in my Facebook posting, i say it again, “May you rebound and be stronger than ever when your recovery is complete; may you prevail in the face of the many challenges! My thoughts are with you, Tan Sri Musa Aman!”

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 5th 2018

IMG-20180905-WA0090.jpg

MORE UPDATES – AUGUST 24th 2018

Aug 24 — The High Court here has rejected an application by Shafie Apdal to strike out Musa Aman’s suit to be declared the rightful chief minister.

High Court judge Datuk Yew Jen Kie ruled that the case should be heard and ordered a full hearing for Musa Aman’s claim as the rightful chief minister.

“Upon perusal of the affidavits and submission of the parties, I am satisfied that the plaintiff has raised question of law which requires full consideration which render the OS unsuitable to be struck out summarily.

“As such, I dismissed the striking out application with cost in the cause,” she said in her written judgement.

The OS refers to the originating summons from former chief minister Musa who is seeking to declare Shafie’s swearing-in as chief minister unlawful.

The case today was brought forward from September 3 and heard via teleconference.

Musa’s lawyer Tengku Fuad Ahmad said that the case will now go on as a full hearing via submissions and verbal argument.

Speaking to reporters at the courthouse, Shafie’s lawyer Datuk Douglas Lind said that the case “should be given full consideration”.

He also said that the judge has given the plaintiff, Musa, until September 14 to file a submission, followed by September 28 for a reply from Shafie.

“They will reply to our submission on October 5 and the decision is to be made on October 26. So we will only know the outcome then,” said Lind.

On July 9, Yew had set September 3 to deliver her decision on the application by Shafie to strike out a lawsuit by Musa challenging Shafie’s appointment as CM.

Shafie filed the application on June 5 to strike out the suit on the grounds that Musa had no basis to challenge his (Shafie’s) appointment on May 12 as chief minister.

The following day, Musa filed a fresh suit against the Sabah Yang Di-Pertua Negeri and Shafie, in place of the suit filed on May 17, seeking a declaration that he (Musa) was the rightful chief minister of Sabah.

MORE UPDATES October 22, 2018

KOTA KINABALU: The High Court is expected to make a ruling on Sabah’s “two chief ministers” case on Thursday (Oct 25).

Kuching based High Court Judge Yew Jen Kee has brought forward by a day the court sitting on the suit by former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman, who is seeking a declaration, among others, from the court that he is rightful Chief Minister of Sabah appointed on May 10 by the Yang Di Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.

 

MORE UPDATES OCTOBER 25, 2018

Kota Kinabalu: The High Court will deliver on Nov. 7 its decision on the suit brought by Tan Sri Musa Aman against Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal’s appointment as Chief Minister.

Kuching-based High Court Judge Datuk Yew Jen Kie fixed the date on Thursday after hearing lengthy oral submissions/arguments from parties in the dispute, which took four hours from 2.30pm to 6.42pm, with two short breaks. Yew explained to all parties that she decided to call for oral arguments on the originating summons since it is a high profile case.