Former Sabah Chief Minister Musa Aman Will Face 35 Corruption Charges Today

His charges allegedly involve RM263 million.

Cover image via Utusan Online

Tan Sri Musa Aman, formerly the chief minister of Sabah, will be slapped with 35 corruption charges today, 5 November

Tan Sri Musa Aman

Image via Free Malaysia Today

Free Malaysia Today reported sources as saying that Musa was arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today over bribes for approval of timber concessions in 2009

The ex-chief minister arrived at the MACC headquarters earlier today, and will be escorted by officers to the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court at 3pm to face charges.

Musa will face 35 corruption charges in court

Lead prosecutor Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram confirmed Musa's charges, according to Malay Mail

Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram

Image via Malay Mail

The 35 counts of bribery the Sungai Sibuga assemblyman will face allegedly involve RM263 million.

Musa purportedly violated Section 11(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1997

Free Malaysia Today reported that if convicted, the former chief minister could face up to 20 years in jail, and fined RM10,000 or not less than five times the value of gratification, whichever is higher

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