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Emergency parliamentary motion tomorrow on former Sabah Chief Minister and Federal Minister for Land and Co-operatives Osu Sukam’s RM158.7 million gambling, losing RM31.6 million and running up RM7.1 million debts in one London casino a year after retirement from high political office
Media Conference Statement
(Parliament, Monday): I have this morning given notice to the Speaker, Tan Sri Ramli Ngah to move a motion of urgent, definite importance tomorrow on former Sabah Chief Minister and Federal Minister for Land and Co-operatives, Datuk Seri Osu Sukam’s
RM158.7 million gambling, losing RM31.6 million and running up RM7.1 million debts in one London casino a year after retirement from high political office.
The motion noted that Osu had neither contested the United Kingdom legal suit against him nor contradicted the affidavit of the Gaming Manager of The Ritz Hotel Casino (“the Club”) , Robert William Whitehall dated 29th May 2003, which among other things said:
The motion also noted the report in the New Sunday Times yesterday that Osu owes a bigger sum than RM7.1 million to another London casino.
In justifying an urgent parliamentary debate on Osu’s multi-million ringgit gambling spree and debts in London casinos a year after his retirement from high political office, despite the dismissal by Kota Kinabalu High Court judge Datuk Ian H.C. Chin of the application of the London casino to register the RM7.1 million judgment obtained against Osu in England on the grounds that it was against public policy, the motion contended:
“It is of great public interest issue to ascertain how the national integrity system had failed to prevent corruption and abuses of power as evident in Osu’s case, where he could accumulate such astronomical wealth as to gamble RM158.7 million, lose RM31.6 million and run up RM7.1 million debts in a London casino a year after political retirement – apart from bigger gambling debts in other London casinos.”
Parliamentary Opposition Leader, MP for Ipoh Timur & DAP
Central Policy and Strategic Planning Commission
Parliamentary Opposition Leader, MP for Ipoh Timur & DAP Central Policy and Strategic Planning Commission Chairman