Lim’s family members meet MACC

07 Aug 2020 / 12:09 H.

GEORGE TOWN: Family members and an associate of Lim Guan Eng are now in the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters here just as the former chief minister was charged for corruption at the Kuala Lumpur High Court.

A state executive councilor confirmed that Lim’s family members were meeting with MACC officials but it is uncertain if they are providing statements or seeking a clarification over the arrest of the DAP secretary-general.

Lim, who is also former finance minister, had pleaded not guilty over one count of seeking a bribe to help a company be appointed for the infrastructure works for the RM6.3 billion Penang cross channel undersea tunnel project.

Meanwhile, businesswoman Phang Li Koon was rearrested here by the MACC over what is believed to be the sale of a bungalow to him at below market prices.

Phang, along with Lim, was granted a discharge amounting to an acquittal by the High Court in September 2018 after they were jointly charged for corruption in 2016.

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