Feb 12, 2009
IPOH: Changkat Jering assemblyman Mohd Osman Jailu, who has been issued with an arrest warrant after failing to turn up at his corruption trial, seems to have gone missing.
The PKR-turned-independent as-semblyman had not made it to the magistrates court here on Tuesday as he was apparently under observation for a heart ailment at the intensive care unit of a hospital in Kuala Lumpur.
However, checks with the registration unit of the Selayang Hospital, where his lawyer had claimed he was being warded, showed that he had been discharged at about 12.35pm the same day of the trial.
Yesterday, calls made to Mohd Osman’s mobile phone and that of lawyer Abdul Roni Rahman proved futile as the phones had been switched off.
Former PKR colleagues claimed that they had not heard from Mohd Osman since the time he defected.
His name was also not found on the guest lists of the several hotels here after he had been rumoured to be staying at.
A Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission official confirmed yesterday that a warrant of arrest issued against Mohd Osman had not been cancelled.
He said no medical certificate had been faxed to the court or the commission by Mohd Osman or the hospital.