Thursday, August 22

Weight of law must apply equally to Musa – VK Liew


Liew (seated centre) and Tengku Sirajuzzaman (seated fourth from left) pictured in a group photo.

KOTA KINABALU: The weight of the law must apply equally to Sungai Sibuga Assemblyman Tan Sri Musa Aman especially that now he has returned to Malaysia, said De facto Law Minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

“A police report had been lodged by Head of State Tun Juhar Mahiruddin on May 20 and there should not be an exception for him (Musa).

“The complaints against Musa are very serious in nature and the authority must carry out its investigation without fear and favour,” he said when contacted in Hong Kong during the Hari Raya Aidil Adha Celebration at the Consulate General in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

Earlier, Liew was received by the Consul General Tengku Sirajuzzaman Bin Tengku Mohamed Ariffin at the Consulate Office in Hong Kong together with his entourage.

He was on his way back to Malaysia after accompanying Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to the People’s Republic of China.

According to Liew, Musa’s initial whereabouts had sparked speculations among the people and he (Musa) should corroborate his claims with a medical report instead merely posting a photo of himself on Facebook via his political secretary.

“While we have been inundated with unsubstantiated claims in the social media about his so-called ‘medical conditions’, his son who is the Sipitang MP was seen standing by Musa looking prim and healthy.

At this moment, he has shown a complete disregard of his responsibility as a Member of Parliament, and he has completely shown disrespect to the August House by not turning up for the swearing in ceremony in Parliament last month without legitimate explanation,” he said.

“The people want to know if he is as sick as his father who allegedly issued a press statement previously stating that he was travelling home against medical advice,” he added.

Liew said many questions remained unanswered and the people have every right to know as they are the elected legislatures in their respective constituencies.

“As elected representatives, we stand guided by laws with regard to parliament and parliamentarians,” he said, adding that they must also be guided by their moral compass.