KOTA KINABALU, May 31 — Police are looking into the possibility that former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman is in London after a video of a lookalike at a central railway station started circulating on social media.
Sabah police commissioner Datuk Ramli Din told Malay Mail when contacted today that he is aware of the video.
The video, taken yesterday by a Malaysian Facebook user in London, shows a figure clad in a red jacket and blue baseball cap which bears some resemblance to Musa at the St Pancras International railway station.
The man in the video seemed to be travelling with young children. A trolley packed with several suitcases was parked nearby.
“I can confirm that the person was Tan Sri Musa Aman. He was on his way towards the exit of St. Pancras International Station, London. He was with his family,” the Facebook user who goes by the name “Az Eem” told Malay Mail when contacted.
Police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) are seeking Musa to aid in investigations after the Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin filed a criminal intimidation report against him, believed to be over buying the support of Sabah assemblymen following the results of the 14th general election.
He was last seen leaving on a flight from here to Kuala Lumpur on May 14 to attend a meeting with acting Umno president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. Since then, his statements to the media have been solely through his lawyer Zahir Shah.
Musa was sworn in as chief minister by Juhar on May 10 after gaining a razor thin majority in the May 9 polls. He lost the majority support after several Barisan Nasional assembly defected to the alliance led by Parti Warisan Sabah, and was asked to step down by the governor.
Musa refused, but two days later Juhar swore in Warisan president Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal as chief minister.
Musa has since then pursued a court case to declare the appointment of Shafie as unconstitutional. He is due to appear in court on June 19.
No arrest warrant has been issued for Musa as yet.