Selasa, Julai 17, 2012

MUSA: ASK ME, I AM INNOCENT

Musa: Ask me, I am innocent

Musa Aman's outburst in the State Legislative Assembly has got observers believing that he told the truth when he said the US$100 million in Zurich was Umno's.

KOTA KINABALU July 17, 2012: Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman lost his cool during the State Legislative Assembly sitting yesterday and his outburst may have put Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak in a spot over allegations of money laundering involving a Swiss bank.

Responding to Luyang assemblywoman Melania Chia’s queries regarding the alleged hundreds of million of ringgits in his Swiss bank accounts, Musa said: ” You can ask me… you can even repeat it outside the house. I won’t sue you because I am not worried at all.

“To me there is no such thing. You think if I am wrong I would be standing here.

“I am open anytime to be investigated. I am ready to face it anytime.

“What we are going to do now is to tell the truth. I am innocent until proven guilty.”

Musa’s unprecedented directness in engaging Chia’s queries, despite attempts by Deputy Chief Minister Joseph Pairin Kitingan to raise a Point of Order under Section 43(6), alerted political observers here to an earlier statement issued by Musa on the same matter.

Many now opined that Musa was probably “telling the truth” when he allegedly told the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) recently that the US$100 million in a Swiss bank account under his name was not his but Umno’s.

That admission, coupled with yesterday “explanation” by Musa, has now put Najib, who is Umno president, in the spot.

Said one observer: “Musa is clever as he passed the ball to Najib’s court, just like in the RCI issue before. Now how would Najib handle this?”

Najib must explain

About two weeks ago, PKR vice-president Tian Chua had dared Najib to respond to a supposedly leaked MACC investigation that claimed Musa told them the money was held in trust for Najib and Umno.

Tian Chua said that the onus was now for Najib to explain Musa’s alleged statement linking Umno and therefore the government to the hitherto secret party slush fund.

This issue came to light when one of Musa’s business associates, Michael Chia, whom Musa denied knowing but evidence showed otherwise, was caught by Hong Kong authorities in 2008 with a bag allegedly containing S$16 million cash.

Chia had then told the Hong Kong’s anti-corruption agency (ICAC) that the cash belonged to Musa.

It was also alleged at that time that the money was supposedly to be given to Umno to help oil its campaign in the Permatang Pauh by-election.

Recently, Sabah Umno also brushed off the calls made by certain Sabah leaders for Musa to resign in the wake of “distracting issues”.

Speaker Salleh Said Keruak, who is also Sabah Umno deputy chief, said Musa was doing a good job and that some leaders are just jealous of his achievements.

“Musa is doing a good job for Sabah and there are leaders who are power-crazy and jealous of his achievement,” Salleh had told FMT, echoing Pairin’s earlier heaping of praises on Musa as one the best chief ministers Sabah ever had.

Transactions exposed

The duo were responding to State Reform Party’s (STAR) Daniel John Jambun who had called for Musa’s resignation as he was embroiled in the ongoing investigation on the money-laundering case implicating him and now Najib.

Even Umno stalwart Lajim Ukin, the MP for Beaufort, had called for Musa’s replacement.

The pressure on Musa to step down, even temporarily, meanwhile, appeared to have little impact on him, at least publicly.

The local news prints most of the time were very reluctant to pose questions to Musa on these allegations.

On the other hand, the revelations by Sarawak Report, an online investigative portal dedicated but not confined to Sarawak matters, have exposed various details, including bank slips, on transactions involving Musa and Chia.

Also exposed were bank slips of transactions between Chia and Musa’s son and also Musa’s lawyer Richard Barnes, who used to be Sabah footballer in 1970s and 1980s.

Clare Rewcastle-Brown, the owner of Sarawak Report, had also published Musa’s family connection to the Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail.

According to Brown, Gani’s wife was a sister of the wife of Anifah Aman, Musa’s younger brother who is also Foreign Minister, implying it could be a reason why no federal punitive action was taken against Musa despite these allegations.

So far Najib has not responded to Tian Chua’s call for clarification on Musa’s statement alleging that the US$100 million in his account in Zurich was not his but Umno’s.

Najib, however, had on June 21 this year said that MACC had provided full cooperation with the Hong Kong ICAC and had completed the investigation.

He was also reported to have said that the file is with Gani.

53 ulasan:

  1. musa is innocent until proven guilty..

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  2. musa bersedia memberikan kerjasama penuh kepada sebarang siasatan yang dilakukan oleh pihak berkuasa...berani kerana benar..

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  3. sabah juga makin pesat membangun dan ekonomi makin kukuh di bawah pentadbiran musa aman selaku KM sabah...belum pernah dalam sejarah, sabah berkembang dan membangun dengan sebegini pesat..

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  4. Balasan
    1. betul, yang benar tidak perlu takut.

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  5. mungkin ramai yang irihati akan kejayaan MA sebagai KM Sabah

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    1. memang ramai yang cemburu dengan kejayaan musa aman selaku KM sabah...jadi tidak hairanlah mereka2 ini menggunakan apa saja cara untuk menjatuhkan kredibiliti musa...

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  6. semoga kes ini ada penutupannya...

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  7. tidak baiklah menuduh MA jikalau belum ada bukti sahih dan betul-betul kukuh

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    1. jgnlah buat kesimpulan jika belum pasti lagi.

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  8. “Musa is doing a good job for Sabah and there are leaders who are power-crazy and jealous of his achievement,”

    ya, saya sokong kenyataan Salleh

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    1. Datuk Musa telah banyak membantu membangunkan Sabah, beliau antara pemimpin terbaik Sabah.

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  9. What we are going to do now is to tell the truth. I am innocent until proven guilty.” - betul...

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  10. all charges against him is just a speculation and not necessarily true

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    1. tiada bukti kukuh pun...lagipun ianya adalah isu kitar semula yang dimainkan menjelang pilihanraya..

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  11. “...You think if I am wrong I would be standing here..."

    ada logik...

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  12. he himself had already announced the truth ...what else you want?

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    1. Datuk Musa bersedia untuk tampil ke hadapan, ini bermakna beliau memang tidak bersalah.

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  13. now let's wait for Najib to explain the public regarding Musa’s alleged statement

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  14. beginilah dunia politikus, ada sahaja pihak tertentu yang ingin mengambil peluang menggelirukan rakyat

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  15. orang ramai dinasihatkan jangan mudah terpedaya..

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    1. ada pihak nk menjatuhkan Musa, jadi disebar mcm2 cerita. tapi rakyat bijak dalam menilai dan tidak mudah terpengaruh.

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  16. Beliau mendakwa tidak bersalah, biar mahkamah menentukan seterusnya

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  17. Sebarang cabaran beliau alu-alukan...

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  18. Beliau belum terbukti bersalah walaupun sehingga kini....

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    1. pihak yang buat tuduhan tidak mempunyai bukti pun.

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    2. Pihak pembangkang sengaja memanas kan isu ini untuk menjatuhkan beliau.

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  19. selagi belum dibuktikan bersalah, selagi itu tidak bersalah.

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    1. betul tu...undang2 jalanan tidak boleh pakai...musa tidak bersalah selagi tidak dibuktikan bersalah oleh mahkamah..

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    2. Inilah pihak penyiasat harus mencari lebih banyak bukti yang kukuh.

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  20. tuduhan yang tidak berasas atau tidak mempunyai bukti hanyalah sekadar tuduhan semata-mata.

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  21. CM bersedia memberikan kerjasama dalam siasatan jika diperlukan.

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    1. Inilah semangat yang harus ada, sanggup kerjasama untuk siasatan.

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    2. CM bersikap terbuka, berani kerana benar.

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  22. bila jadi pemimpin, pasti akan ada yang cuba menjatuhkan.

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    1. Dari awal Musa Aman menjadi KM Sabah sudah banyak skandal yang menimpa beliau. mungkin itulah risiko dan cabaran yang perlu dihadapi oleh seorang pemimpin.

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    2. Ini kebiasaan dalam politik, masing-masing mengejar kuasa. Harus juga pemimpin tidakmengabaikan kebajikan untuk rakyat yang mengundinya.

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    3. Memang biasa lah dalam politik, pembangkang akan sedaya upaya menjatuhkan kerajaan. Dengan isu2 yang tidak logik.

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  23. tuduhan seperti ini akan timbul bila PRU sudah dekat. ini hanya untuk jejaskan imej Musa.

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    1. Inilah yang dikatakan permainan politik.

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    2. Memang benar, tuduhan ini di buat hanya untuk menjatuhkan nama baik Datuk Musa sahaja, beliau tidak bersalah.

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    3. rakyat pasti bijak menilai dan takkan mudah percaya pada cerita2 yang belum pasti.

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  24. “Musa is doing a good job for Sabah and there are leaders who are power-crazy and jealous of his achievement,”

    Musa memang CM yang agak baik jika dibandingkan dengan yang sebelum ini.

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  25. Serba sedikit kes ini akan membawa impak kurang baik kepada Musa dan pasukannya.

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    1. Ini juga niat pihak yangingin menjatuhkan beliau. Harap pihak berkuasa dapat membuktikan kebenaran.

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  26. Selagi Mussa tidak dijatuhkan hukuman, tidak harus membuat aduan yang tidak baik terhadapnya. Ini amat tidak adil untuk beliau juga.

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  27. Jika Musa tidak terlibat, apa nak takut?

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    1. Datuk Musa jangan layan dengan isu2 ini, terus beri perkhidmatan yang terbaik kepada rakyat.

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  28. Ini bukan kali pertama Musa dituduhi sebegini. Masih tiada bukti yang sahih untuk menjatuhkan beliau.

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  29. Serahkan mereka yang berkuasa untuk menentukannya.

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  30. Harap perkara ini akan segera di selesaikan untuk membersihkan nama baik Datuk Musa.

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  31. Politik ni begini lah, kalau tiada cerita sebegini tidak meriah lah dunia politik. Namun harap Datuk Musa tidak bersalah dalam hal ini.

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  32. Kenapa perlu isu ini ditanya dalam DUN. Sedangkan Datuk Musa sendiritelah pun memberikan respond perkara ini diluar yang menafikan semua tuduhan tersebut. Jadi jawapan sudah diberikan kenapa perlu mendesak lagi?

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