Facebook user who took photos in London shocked to see man resembling former CM
KOTA KINABALU: The Facebook user who took the viral photos and video of a man resembling Tan Sri Musa Aman at the St Pancras International railway station in London was surprised when he came across the former Sabah chief minister.
When contacted, the man who posted the footage under his Facebook account Az Eem on Thursday (May 31), said he was sure the person he saw was Musa, the Sabah Barisan Nasional chairman.
The Facebook user said he did not approach the Musa lookalike, but just shot the video and photos from a distance at the station.
"All I know was that he was walking towards the exit of St Pancras station," he said.
He added that the Musa lookalike was dress ed in a red jacket and a baseball cap, and was with a man, a woman and two children. The video shows him standing with a loaded luggage trolley and a young child.
"I followed for a bit but kept my distance before I left,â he said, adding that he did not try to approach Musa to talk to him.
The post published a few hours ago was captioned: Ex CM (Chief Minister) Sabah spotted at St. Pancras, London.
Invoke Malaysia head Rafizi Ramli was also tagged in the post.
However, it could not be independently verified if the person seen in the video was indeed Musa.
Some of Musa's aides however, said that it could be old photos and an old video that is being circulated.
Musa is widely believed to have fled to London without using proper legal channels.
Meanwhile, Sabah police confirmed that they are aware of the video.
But they have said they will neither look into it nor engage Interpol for help to get to Musa, claiming t hat it's "not so serious".
Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said on Thursday (May 31) that the police just wanted Musa to come forward to give his statement to aid investigations over an alleged criminal intimidation report lodged against Musa by Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin.
Without revealing Musa's location, Comm Ramli also said that the police had contacted Musa to give his statement and that he (Musa) said he will come back.
There is no arrest warrant put out for Musa.
Musa has remained out of public view though he has made statements via his lawyers on several occasions.
His last statement was made on May 26 to convey the message that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), which is seeking Musa for a graft probe, was free to search his house.
MACC sources have indicated that Musa had left the country before it could apply for him to be blacklisted from travelling.
Meanwhile , the Immigration Department did not have a record of Musa leaving the country.
The police report by Juhar surfaced after two political leaders were sworn in at Istana Negeri as the chief minister within 48 hours.
The police investigation is likely to give a clearer picture on what happened at Istana Negeri on the night of May 10 amid heavy political horse-trading that saw Barisan losing its 31 seat simple majority in the 60-member state assembly.
Musa was sworn in before the Governor during an apparently delayed ceremony at 11.10pm on May 10, but lost his majority support among state assemblymen 12 hours later when six of them defected.
Parti Warisan Sabah president Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal, whose party and its allies secured a majority with 35 of the 60 state seats, was sworn in at 9.15pm on May 12.
Musa, who was informed by the Governor that he was no longer chief minister effective May 12, is seeking a court a declaration that he is still the legitimate chief minister and to nullify Shafie's appointment.Related NewsSource: Google News