The Sessions Court today allowed an application by former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman to release his impounded international passport from Jan 15 to Feb 10 to enable him to seek medical treatment overseas.
Judge Rozina Ayob allowed the application on condition that Musa would travel only to London and Singapore during that period, otherwise, he faces forfeiture of the bail.
She said Musa, 68, would have to report to the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore, and in London, he would have to report to the Malaysian High Commission every three days during the period he would be there, from Jan 23 to Feb 8.
“The accused must furnish to the court the address of his accommodation in Singapore and London before the passport can be released,” she said.
Rozina also ordered Musa to return the passport by Feb 11 at the latest and said the surety was required to be responsible for the accused and know of his whereabouts.
The court also allowed an application by DPP Raja Rozela Raja Toran for the imposition of a temporary bail of RM200,000 in two sureties for the release of the passport, with the bail sum to be returned upon Musa’s surrender of the passport to the court after he is back from treatment.
The court then set Feb 20 for the mention of Musa’s case.
Musa was represented by counsel Francis Ng Aik Guan and Amer Hamzah Arshad.
On Nov 5, 2018, Musa claimed trial to 35 counts of corruption involving US$63.3 million (RM263 million) in connection with timber concession contracts in Sabah. He was allowed bail of RM2 million in two sureties.