5 Nov 2018
The MACC has laid 35 charges against former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman for receiving a total of RM263 million in bribes in exchange for logging contracts.
The alleged offences took place in Hong Kong and Singapore through proxies between 2004 and 2008.
All charges were made under Section 11(a) of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997 which pertains to offences in giving or accepting gratification by an agent.
In the 35 charges, the name Chia Tien Foh appears 16 times. Chia, better known as Michael Chia, is a known Musa associate.
PUTRAJAYA: Former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman has been arrested by anti-graft officials over corruption investigations including on bribes for approving timber concessions.
A source said the 67-year-old Musa would likely be charged in the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court later today with 35 counts of bribery involving about RM263 million.
“The offences were allegedly committed in 2009,” the source told FMT.
Musa, who was accompanied by a lawyer, arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here at 10am where he was detained to have his statement recorded.
The former state Umno chief will be escorted by MACC officers to the court this afternoon to face charges.
According to the source, the charges will be framed in violation of Section 11 (a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1997 Act. If found guilty, Musa could be jailed for between 14 days and 20 years and fined not less than five times the value of gratification or RM10,000, whichever is higher.
Musa was chief minister from 2003 until the May 9 general election when Barisan Nasional lost the state government to Warisan, led by Shafie Apdal.