Charges against Musa Aman baseless, monies from donations, political funds – Lawyer


THE corruption and money laundering charges in connection with timber concession contracts in Sabah against former Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman were baseless as the monies were from donations and political funds, said his lawyer Amer Hamzah Arshad.

Amer Hamzah said the monies that became the subject matter of the prosecution had been explained during past investigations.

They were political donations from party supporters, donors, the public and Barisan Nasional for the purpose of by-election and general election preparations as well as Sabah BN’s activities and expenses, he said.

“All of the relevant documents have been provided to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

“At all material times, these political donations did not involve any project for the state of Sabah, timber concessions and were not on a quid pro quo basis,” he said in a statement today.

Amer Hamzah, who was one of the lawyers representing Musa, said giving or receiving political contributions was not a crime in Malaysia.