Eleven Parti Warisan Sabah members today gave police statements over the rally in front of Kota Kinabalu court on Oct 10, and a candlelight vigil elsewhere in the city the day before.
Their statements were recorded at the Kota Kinabalu Police Headquarters, this morning.
They were to assist in the investigation of the rally of 200-300 people as a sign of solidarity with the youth chief and vice-president who were remanded by the court to assist investigation of misappropriation of public funds for Sabah’s rural projects by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
Among them were deputy president Darrel Leiking (Penampang MP), vice president Junz Wong (Likas State Assemblyman), treasurer Terrence Siambun (Moyog State Assemblyman),information chief Honorsius Bosuin and secretary general, Loretto Padua Jr.
Also summoned by the police were Warisan Women’s chief Johair Marlani, Wirawati chief Munirah Majilis and her deputy Jo-Anna Henley Rampas, deputy Youth chief Nicholas Chak, Youth legal adviser Norazmi Alimat and Sepanggar division chief coordinator Mentoh Aru.
Kota Kinabalu City Police chief ACP M. Chandra confirmed the matter, but declined to elaborate.
Meanwhile Warisan’s Darrel Leiking said, the police wanted to know if the two gatherings were organised in any way.
“Our statements were recorded in connection with the presence of supporters at the court compound and the candlelight vigil, and also on whether both events had been organised.
“Everyone came on their own. It was not organised. It was of public interest and that’s why people came.” he said.
The MACC is investigating the alleged misappropriation of RM1.5 billion from a RM7.5 billion allocation for 70 rural development projects in the state between 2009 and 2015.
Warisan president Shafie Apdal was the rural and regional development minister during the said period.