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Musa’s ‘dubious wealth’ questioned again

By K. Pragalath 
PETALING JAYA: Accusations of corruption against Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman are mounting. He has been linked with illegally selling off native land and logging since 1996 and there are allegations that he has more than US$90 million in banks in Zurich, Switzerland and Hong Kong.
These “revelations” were first highlighted by news portal Sarawak Report and now PKR is asking the chief minister to declare his assets.
“Musa must make a full asset declaration soon on his assets including assets and properties stashed in foreign bank accounts in his and his immediate family members’ names to prove whether there is an iota of truth in these allegations,” said three PKR MPs and a Sabah PKR leader in a joint statement last night.
They are Lembah Pantai MP and PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar, Batu MP and PKR vice- president Tian Chua, Subang MP R Sivarasa and PKR’s deputy secretary-general Darrell Leikeng.
All the four claimed that Musa is being investigated by Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) for money laundering through his cronies such as Michael Chia and lawyer Richard Barnes.
The four leaders also demanded Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) reveal the status of its investigation following reports that MACC had stalled the investigation.
“MACC must explain the status of its investigation on Musa.
“Has the ICAC requested assistance in investigations under the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 2002 on this case and what MACC has done about it?”
The four also demanded answers from Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail for allegedly stalling MACC’s investigations that resulted in ICAC not being able to act against Musa.
“It is compulsory for Gani to respond to this allegation,” said the four PKR leaders.
Putrajaya was also taken to task for not taking action against Musa even though there is an ongoing investigation against UBS AG bank in Switzerland.
The bank is facing charges of channelling Musa’s laundered money.
“Why is the government reluctant to take legal action against Musa?” PKR asked.

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