Former Attorney-General Abdul Gani Patail is duty-bound to explain to the public why he did not prosecute former Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman

During the third parliamentary sitting in 2012, the de-facto Law Minister then, Nazri Aziz representing the Barisan Nasional (BN) government exonerated former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman and Umno of any corruption involving Michael Chia who was detained by the Hong Kong authorities at the Hong Kong International Airport for alleged money trafficking of some S$16 million (RM40 million). However, two days ago, Musa was charged with 35 counts of graft allegations, mostly involving the same Michael Chia.

Not only the entire BN cabinet ministers of 2012 are accountable for Musa’s alleged crimes, the whole BN parliamentarians of that year have to come clean now if they were accomplices. The authorities have to investigate them if they continue to be in denial or silence.

The special prosecutor, Gopal Sri Ram told the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court two days ago that it was for the strangest reason, the graft case against Musa had been ordered to be closed previously. Sri Ram also told the press that he found it amazing that Abdul Gani Patail, the attorney-general at the time, did not order for Musa to be prosecuted.

Abdul Gani is, therefore, duty-bound to explain to the public why he did not prosecute Musa. Did Abdul Gani not prosecute Musa because he feared Musa or the former PM Najib? Or was it because Abdul Gani is related to Musa? Abdul Gani must explain his decision and clear the suspicion that now falls on him.

Lim Lip Eng
MP for Kepong
Media statement by Lim Lip Eng in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, 7th November 2018