Thursday, August 22

News portal article on Musa inaccurate, misleading – Lawyer


Tan Sri Musa Aman

KOTA KINABALU: The headline ‘Musa Aman Drops Suit Against Shafie: Former CM Ordered to Pay Costs’ published yesterday by a local news portal is grossly misleading and inaccurate, says the former Sabah chief minister’s lawyer.

In a statement issued in response to the headline, lead counsel for Tan Sri Musa Aman’s legal team Tengku Fuad Tengku Ahmad said that Musa’s suit against Sabah Head of State Tun Juhar Mahiruddin and Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal is proceeding and that the High Court had fixed Sept 3 to decide on Shafie’s striking out application.

“The headline is totally misconceived and inaccurate. On June 6, Musa filed an Originating Summons against Tun Juhar and Shafie to declare, among others, that Musa is the rightful Chief Minister of Sabah.

“On the same day, Musa instructed us (legal team) to discontinue the earlier writ of summons, which was filed against Tun Juhar and Shafie on May 17.

“To say that Musa has ‘dropped the suit’ against Shafie is plainly wrong. Musa in fact is continuing his suit against Tun Juhar and Shafie by way of the said originating summons,” stated Tengku Fuad. — Bernama