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Speaker fully aware of Musa’s medical condition

10th August, 2018

KOTA KINABALU: Tan Sri Musa Haji Aman has informed the State Assembly Speaker that he is and has been undergoing a series of medical treatments and tests for which he was hospitalised and where it is unsafe and ruinous to his health for him to travel.

“Tan Sri Musa is currently awaiting the results of the numerous medical tests, diagnosis, as well as his future prognosis in respect of his immediate condition in order to determine first, his medical needs and second when it may be safe for him to endure the long flight back to Sabah,” his lead counsel Tengku Fuad Tengku Ahmad said in a statement yesterday.

He said in the letter addressed to the Speaker dated July 30 this year, Tan Sri Musa informed that his doctors must determine the best way in which to plan his future regime of treatment in addition to making plans for his future care once he returns to Sabah.

Tengku Fuad added that Tan Sri Musa at present, through the advice of his medical doctors, has indicated that he is physically unfit to travel and that any such travel is injurious to his health. “Accordingly and in such circumstances, Tan Sri Musa has expressed his deep regret that he may be unable to be physically in Sabah for the purposes of taking his oath in the State Assembly.

“However, Tan Sri Musa has sought from the Honourable Speaker a special dispensation and an extension of time to be sworn in on medical grounds where the absolute discretion to grant the same rests with the Speaker,” Tengku Fuad said.

The Speaker, he added, has been made fully aware of Tan Sri Musa’s grave medical condition. “Further, Tan Sri has given his undertaking to update the Speaker and moreover has offered to extend a full medical report to the Speaker in the event that he requires the same”.

He said Tan Sri Musa has taken this opportunity to thank all well-wishers and everyone who has prayed for him and for his safe and speedy recovery.

“Tan Sri Musa also assures everyone that he will be returning soon, and that he will be and is fit to take up his rightful and lawful position as Chief Minister of Sabah,” Tengku Fuad said.

   
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