Friday October 12, 2012
A-G has cleared Musa of all graft allegations, says Nazri
THE Attorney-General’s (A-G) Chambers has cleared Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman and the timber trade “deal maker” Michael Chia of corruption allegations.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz said the A-G’s Chambers had studied and examined the evidence from the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission and found that there was no element of corruption.
“The funds were actually contributions made to Sabah Umno and not for the personal use of the Chief Minister,” Nazri said in a written reply to Tian Chua (PKR-Batu) who had asked why no action was taken against Musa and Chia on the case which was also filed in a Switzerland’s court.
Nazri said the case had also been probed by the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and it had came to the same conclusion, and no further action was taken.
“On the matter filed in the Switzerland courts, it was a Macma (Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act) application by the ICAC seeking to investigate the same case. It was later withdrawn,” he said.
Meanwhile, an MP has urged the authorities to probe allegations that foreign churches were funding the Opposition to carry out their activities in the coming general election.
Kulim-Bandar Baru MP Datuk Zulkifli Noordin said he was concerned over the involvement of 30 pastors who he claimed had stated that they were willing to help fund the Opposition.
“We want Pakatan, especially DAP, to deny this and prove that the incident did not take place,” he said at Parliament lobby.
He claimed that foreign pastors had attended a dinner hosted at a hotel in Penang by the Opposition on May 5, last year. “We have video recordings and pictures as well as a report on what took place during the dinner,” he said.
Zulkifli said he was prepared to assist the authorities in their probe.