SANDAKAN: Former Sabah chief minister Tan Sri Musa Aman made an “official” return to his political base here on Sunday (June 2), nearly a year after he was ousted following the 14th General Election.
The Sungai Sibuga assemblyman, who has not been seen in Sandakan over the past year, returned to his house in Kampung Sungai Kayu in Libaran to host a buka puasa gathering with the community.
He arrived early Sunday on a commercial flight and was received by supporters at the airport before heading to his Sri Libaran house.
Musa, who is facing multiple counts of corruption and money laundering charges in connection with timber deals during his tenure as Sabah chief Minister, has kept a low profile and has not been seen publicly in Sandakan since losing his position.
Prior to the corruption charges, Musa also went overseas to seek medical treatment.
In his speech during the event, Musa said he kept Sungai Sibuga folk, and Libaran parliamentary constituents in general, close to his heart despite being away all this while, adding that he missed them.
"My family and I would like to wish Selamat Hari Raya to Muslims in this district," he told the crowd ahead of the festival.
Musa also handed out Raya goodies to various charitable organisations such as orphanages, the disabled and single mothers.