He is being investigated for threatening the governor, Juhar Mahiruddin

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah police are trying to find former chief minister Musa Aman to get his statement in their investigation into criminal intimidation against the head of state, reported the Star Online today.

Sabah police chief Ramli Din is reported as saying they know that Musa is not in Kota Kinabalu at the moment.

“We are still trying to get him,” he said, adding they have already recorded statements from nine people, including head of state Juhar Mahiruddin.

Juhar’s statement was recorded after he lodged a police report on May 14.

“We need Musa’s statement before bringing this case to the deputy public prosecutor,” Ramli told reporters after a kuih raya giveaway to security forces at Menara Tun Mustapha here.

Also present were Sabah Chief Minister Mohd Shafie Apdal and his deputy Wilfred Madius Tangau.

The alleged threat made by Musa against the Sabah Governor is being investigated for criminal intimidation under Section 506 of the Penal Code.

The police report by Juhar surfaced over the weekend after two political leaders were sworn in at Istana Negeri as the chief minister within 48 hours.

The police investigation is likely to give a clearer picture on what happened at Istana Negeri on the night of May 10 amid the political horse-trading.

Musa was sworn in before the governor during an apparently delayed ceremony at 11.10pm on May 10, but lost his majority support among state assemblymen 12 hours later when six of them defected.

Parti Warisan Sabah president Shafie, whose party and its allies secured a majority with 35 of the 60 state seats, was sworn in at 9.15pm on May 12.

Musa, who was informed by the governor that he was no longer chief minister effective May 12, has gone to court seeking a declaration that he is the legitimate chief minister and to nullify Shafie’s appointment.