Guan Eng claims his corruption charge as a witch hunt

07 Aug 2020 / 20:40 H.

GEORGE TOWN: A DAP parliamentarian has described the charging of his Secretary-General Lim Guan Eng for corruption as a witch hunt, all over again.

Klang MP Charles Santiago said that even before Lim, a former Penang Chief Minister and Finance Minister, was charged, the mass media had already reported that he was scheduled to be arrested.

“So why haven’t we read juicy details about his alleged corruption involving the tunnel project, in the media? Especially in the papers who are proficient for exposing scandals. In fact, there was not a whiff of scandal in the public domain even after he was made the Finance Minister.”

Didn’t the Malaysian Anti - Corruption Commission (MACC) drop the case in 2018, after an exhaustive investigation?

So why is the case being exhumed now, Santiago asked in a statement.

“Lim is clearly a victim of selective persecution aimed at taking a whack at DAP’s image and using it to destroy Pakatan Harapan.”

“This is a dangerous game to play. It reeks of a witch hunt.”

Santiago statement came in the wake of reports that Lim’s wife Betty Chew will be charged in the Butterworth Sessions Court on Tuesday on allegations of money laundering over her alleged involvement in the Excel Property Management and Consultancy Sdn Bhd.

Lim had earlier pleaded not guilty in the Kuala Lumpur High Court to one count of soliciting gratification to help a company secure a contracting work under the proposed RM6.3 billion Penang cross - channel undersea tunnel project.

Meanwhile, the state executive councillors in Penang chose to remain mum after a report emerged that two other state DAP leaders were also likely to be charged with Lim over the alleged corruption charges in the tunnel project.

The exco members declined to comment if any of them were summoned by the MACC to their state headquarters over the matter.

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