SUBANG JAYA: Tan Sri Musa Aman remains hidden from view, even after returning to Malaysia, packed in a private hospital in Subang Jaya.
Reporters from the Star who visited his VVIP suite a day after his arrest in the hospital (but saw that his pre-trial detention was rejected) discovered that the former prime minister of Sabah is still heavily protected by bodyguards and assistants who quickly reject the media.
The assembler of Sungai Sibuga has not been seen in public since his return to Malaysia on Tuesday, August 21st.
On Wednesday (Aug. 22) Deputy Home Minister Datuk Azis Jamman reported that Musa should follow the standard procedure (SOP) of the police when receiving medical treatment.
He said that this meant that Musa had to go to a government hospital, because the confirmation of his health status had to come from a government doctor and not from a private doctor.
Azis also said that during the treatment Musa would be placed under police supervision.
Musa, the former chairman of the Sabah Barisan Nasional, was sworn in as a prime minister on the night of 10 May and expected to form a government with a simple majority of 31 seats.
His tenure, however, was short-lived, as six Barisan state collectors soon left the coalition to support Parti Warisan Sabah (Warisan) under the leadership of Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal.
The move gave Shafie a simple majority of 35 seats, which Musa concluded. Shafie was then sworn in as a Chief Minister less than 48 hours after the swearing of Musa Aman in ceremony.
On May 14, Musa, now wanted by the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), fled from Sabah. He left Malaysia for the United Kingdom on 17 May.
More than three months later on Tuesday (August 21), the day when his political arch enemy Shafie held his 100 days at the head of his office, Musa returned to a private plane from Singapore.
It is expected that he will undergo a series of investigations by the police, the MACC and even the immigration service, prior to a decision of the Supreme Court of Sept. 3 concerning him (Musa), who would intimidate the governor Tun Juhar Mahiruddin Shafie for the appointment of Shafie as the head minister.