Why Musa Escaped Prosecution in 2012 Soon to be Revealed

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Dr Mahathir says the reason Gani Patail did not prosecute Musa Aman in 2012 will soon be clarified by the relevant people.

Former Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail may have had his own reasons for not charging former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman for corruption, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

On whether Gani owes the public an explanation as to why he could not do what he wanted to do, Mahathir said: “Even if he explains, it is not going to help.

He said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) should also explain why there was no prosecution over the case.

“There must be a reason for it, I think the matter is not fully understood and I think will we seek some clarification what the actual situation was at that time.

“Even if he (Abdul Gani) explains it or not, other parties such as the MACC must explain why in those days there was no prosecution (against Musa),” said Dr Mahathir at a press conference on Thursday (Nov 8).

He was asked to comment on Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng’s statement that Abdul Gani must explain why Musa was not charged for corruption in 2012.

On Monday (Nov 5), Musa was slapped with 35 counts of corruption after it was alleged that he received up to RM253 million in kickbacks related to logging contracts.

Gani was sacked as A-G in 2015 over suspicions that he was part of a conspiracy to take action against the then prime minister Najib Razak over the 1MDB scandal.