Friday, October 2, 2009


Today, I have lodged a report with the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), Hong Kong. The report urges ICAC to review and widen investigations against Michael Chia Tien Foh, a Malaysian from Sandakan, arrested for money laundering in August 2008.

I provided ICAC with evidence that Michael Chia is in fact a nominee for Musa Aman, the Chief Minister of Sabah. I also named four (4) other persons believed to have connection with corrupt practices and shady transactions involving funds belonging to the State Government of Sabah and its subsidiaries, including Innoprise Corporation Sdn. Bhd., Rakyat Berjaya Sdn. Bhd. and Yayasan Sabah Group.

The public funds were “illegally obtained” and were siphoned out from Malaysia and deposited into various accounts in Hong Kong at UBS AG, Bank of East Asia Limited, HSBC, Credit Suisse and Citibank. Being illegally obtained, the persons involved have committed an offence under the Money Laundering Act.
There is sufficient evidence that the five persons are acting on behalf of Musa Aman and the money held on trust for the Chief Minister. The corrupt money belongs to Musa Aman.

Therefore I urged authorities in Hong Kong to freeze the accounts involved. I hereby urge authorities of other countries where accounts might be kept in connection with this case to do likewise. The money should be returned to the people of Malaysia, particularly Sabahans.

I urge the ICAC to conduct thorough investigations because Malaysians have lost confidence in the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (SPRM) due to various scandals involving the commission.This case highlights the level of corruption plaguing the top leadership of UMNO-Barisan Nasional. Thus I call upon all Malaysians to fight corruption at every level. Reports on corruption in Malaysia, particularly the 2009 report by Transparency International, are not only humiliating but a cause for foreign investors to avoid Malaysia.

In order to make Malaysia a truly great nation, we must be free from corruption. We must enjoy a reputation as a clean country where everybody can do business and expect fairness and protection from injustice.


Chief Keadilan Youth Movement (AMK)