Tan Sri Musa Aman has been accused of pocketing RM264 million as bribes when offering logging concession contracts to 16 companies. Whoa! That’s a lot! He allegedly achieved this through six banks and six proxies located in two countries.
As reported by The Star, the former Sabah chief minister has been slapped with 35 charges of graft where the alleged offence was believed to be committed at eight places located in Singapore and Hong Kong from 20 December 2004 to 6 November 2008.
These are all the charges given to Tan Sri Musa Aman for allegedly granting logging concessions to the companies, via the proxies who received payments on his behalf and the 6 banks that were used:
- Between 2004 and 2005: RM5.4mil from from Lim Nyuk Foh for granting logging concession contracts to Syarikat Bountiful Returns Sdn Bhd.
- Between 2005 and 2008: RM78mil from Looh Chai Boon for granting logging concession contracts to Syarikat Segar Tepat Sdn Bhd, J.V. Lestari Sdn Bhd, Syarikat Eden Region Sdn Bhd, Gasing Selatan Sdn Bhd and Syarikat Tetap Simfoni Sdn Bhd.
- RM84.7mill from Chia Tien Foh for granting contracts to Syarikat Tamabina Sdn Bhd, Syarikat Sabapioneer Sdn Bhd and Syarikat Danagaya Sdn Bhd.
- Between 2006 and 2007: RM15mil from Mazlan Zakaria for logging contracts awarded to Syarikat LR Enterprise Sdn Bhd, Lembah Mayang Sdn Bhd and Fast Progress Sdn Bhd.
- 2006: RM16.7mil from Lo Man Heng for a contract given to Syarikat Maju Sinar Network Sdn Bhd.
- 2007: RM37mil from Nasir Yeo Guan Hock for logging contracts to Syarikat Innokita Sdn Bhd, Segar Tepat, J.V. Lestari, Eden Region and Gasing Selatan.
- 2008: RM2.7mil from Nip Wing Hon for a contract given to Syarikat Asiatic Lumber Industries Sdn Bhd.
- 2008: RM28.7mil from from Ngui Ing Chuan for contracts given to Syarikat Eramewa Sdn Bhd.
- Other than Musa himself, Chia Tien Foh, Nasir Yeo Guan Hock, Richard Christopher Barnes, Ark Capital Technologies and Starwaters Corporation Ltd were the proxy recipients of all the payments.
- The 6 bank accounts were Citibank, HSBC, JP Morgan Chase Manhattan Bank, UBS AG Bank, Credit Suisse and Fortis Private Banking.
Phew! So many charges.
The judge has granted Musa Aman RM2 million bail in two sureties and also ordered him to turn in his passports. He immediately paid the bail.
Musa Aman, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges under Section 11(a) of the Anti-Corruption Act 1997 in front of Judge Rozina Ayob.
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