Sabah Barisan Nasional chairman Tan Sri Musa Aman, who is said to resemble a man seen in viral photos at St Pancras International railway station in London, has told police that he will come back to give his statement.
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said the police were aware of the footage but would wait for Musa, who disappeared from public view, to come forward.
When asked if the police would be getting help from Interpol to get to Musa, Comm Ramli said: “No, no, no, it’s not that serious, man.”
Comm Ramli said the police just wanted Musa over investigations into an alleged criminal intimidation report lodged against the former chief minister by Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.
Without revealing Musa’s location, Comm Ramli also said the police was in contact with Musa.
Comm Ramli added that Musa had not been in Sabah since May 14.
“Right now, we just need to record his statement. We can wait,” he told reporters at the Kaamatan festival’s closing ceremony at the Hongkod Koisaan (Unity Hall) at the Kadazandusun Cultural Association in Penampang near here yesterday.
The viral photos and brief video of a man resembling Musa were posted yesterday by Facebook user Az Eem, who told The Star that he was definitely sure that it was the former chief minister.
“All I know was that he was walking towards the exit of St Pancras station,” he said, adding that Musa was with a man, a woman and two children.
“I followed for a bit but kept my distance before I left,” he said, adding that he did not try to approach Musa to talk to him.
In the footage, the person was dressed in a red jacket and a cap and was standing with a loaded luggage trolley and a young child at the railway station.
Some of Musa’s aides, however, said that it could be an old video and photos.
Musa is also being sought by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over a graft probe.
He is widely believed to have fled to London without using proper legal channels.
He has made statements via his lawyers on several occasions, his latest made on May 26 to convey a message that the MACC was free to search his house.
MACC sources indicated that Musa left the country before it could apply for him to be blacklisted from travelling.
The Immigration Department did not have any record of Musa leaving the country. No arrest warrant has been put out either.
The police report by Juhar surfaced after two political leaders were sworn in at Istana Negeri as the chief minister within 48 hours. – The Star
May 26, Wanted: Musa Aman