KUALA LUMPUR: Former Sabah chief minister Musa Aman, who was slapped yesterday with 35 charges of graft at the Sessions Court, is surprised why this case has been brought back again after having been cleared by previous government minister 10 years ago, and he reiterated that he will fight in court to clear his name again.
Tan Sri Musa Aman (pic) is accused of pocketing RM264mil as bribes he allegedly took to offer logging concession contracts to 16 companies when he was in power.
The offences were allegedly committed at eight locations in Singapore and Hong Kong between Dec 20, 2004, and Nov 6, 2008, a report by the Star stated.
He pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
After meeting reporters outside the court he claimed that the 35 charges were “old cases” which he was cleared of before by the minister in charge at the time.
“God willing, I will fight these cases to clear my name. I don’t know why. This case has been cleared before, about 10 to 14 years ago.
“Why this case again? It was cleared by the minister in charge at the time, in Parliament, by Nazri Abdul Aziz… there is no case against me,” he said.