Musa not above law – Azis

Azis Jamman

KOTA KINABALU: Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman said no one was above the law and that included former chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman who returned to Malaysia recently after reportedly seeking medical treatment overseas.

Azis said the on-going investigation on Musa would proceed according to police standard operating procedures (SOP) while receiving further treatment for his ailments at a private hospital in Kuala Lumpur.

He said under the police SOP, Musa who left the country after the 14th general election would be placed in a government hospital to have his health assessed by a government doctor and not by a private doctor.

“We must stress here that no one in this country is above the law. That means no one will escape if found to have violated the country’s laws.

“While receiving treatment, Tan Sri Musa will be placed under police supervision. The doctor will also ascertain his level of health based on the fixed SOP,” he was quoted as saying by an online news portal here yesterday.

Musa is wanted by police to help in investigations over alleged criminal intimidation threats made to Sabah head of state Juhar Mahiruddin.

Juhar lodged a report on May 14, the same day Musa was said to have left the country to seek treatment in the United Kingdom.

Azis said he trusted police would conduct a proper and thorough probe and complete the investigation soon.

The Sepanggar MP was asked to comment on Musa’s status, with the Sungai Sibuga assemblyman said to be receiving treatment at the Subang Jaya Medical Centre in Selangor after flying in yesterday evening.

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“All sides are urged to cooperate and not comment on the matter until investigations are carried out by the authorities,” he was quoted as saying.

Sabah police chief Ramli Din had on Wednesday said police would give Musa a few days to recover before questioning him.

He said it was not a special treatment but consideration was given based on humanitarian grounds.

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