KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Tan Sri Musa Aman said Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal should let the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) do its job in investigating alleged corruption involving the Rural and Regional Development Ministry during his tenure as its minister.
He said Shafie should be more composed in handling the situation instead hurling accusations at others and trying to implicate others.
“There is no need to act all panicky. There is nothing to fear if you are not in the wrong like the Malay saying ‘Berani kerana benar, takut kerana salah’,” he told reporters yesterday.
Musa said up till now, he had not said a word about the case despite being openly attacked in the latter’s political ceramahs (talks) and the social media.
“However, today I feel compelled to say something because he tried to implicate me in Parliament by saying someone related to me got a project. I was not even aware of the project in question. I have a large extended family. I can’t stop those who are friendly to Shafie from getting projects,” he said.
He said Shafie should be more gentlemanly in his conduct and not use parliamentary immunity and diversionary tactics to remove the spotlight from himself.
He also said MACC has hauled in individuals from both sides of the political divide in its investigations of corruption cases in the country.
“The issue of this case being politically motivated does not arise because MACC has gone after people from the ruling party in many other cases,” he said.
He said MACC should be allowed to conduct its official investigation without fear or favour and certainly without all the dramatic rantings.
“Maybe some people have the time to whine and rant all over the place but I do not because I have a state to take care of,” he said. — Bernama