KOTA KINABALU: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal (pic) has told his predecessor Tan Sri Musa Aman that he will see him in court over the latter's demand for RM1bil and an unconditional apology over a RM872mil suit against Musa by Yayasan Sabah.
"Let's meet in court, I don’t want to say anything. This is not the place to discuss it, the best place is in the court for us to tell every detail, ” Shafie told reporters after giving out assistance to fire victims in Semporna on Sunday (June 21).
“They have made a statement that they want to sue us for RM1bil, it's okay, we meet in court.
“This (suit) is is important for the people to know what happened to the resources of Yayasan Sabah. I can't say now, it's best we meet in court for the interests of Sabah and our people, ” he said.
On Friday (June 19), Yayasan Sabah slapped a RM872mil lawsuit against Musa in a bid to recover monies lost during his time as Yayasan Sabah board of trustees chairman when he was chief minister between 2003 and 2018.
In an immediate response, Musa, through his lawyers, sued Shafie and Yayasan Sabah trustees for RM1bil and a public apology on the “slanderous claims” at a press conference held by Yayasan Sabah director Datuk Jamalul Kiram to disclose the trustees' decision to file the suit against Musa.
Yayasan Sabah is the state’s largest timber concession holder that was set up in 1966 for the socio-economic and educational development of the people through profits derived from timber businesses.