Guan Eng puzzled by latest graft charge

Guan Eng was charged under Section 23(1) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 for using his position to obtain gratification for himself. Source (pic): TTF Files

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Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng said he was puzzled over the charge he faced today involving RM3.3 million linked to the Penang undersea tunnel project.

He said the so-called money was never in his bank account or in his possession. He also said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigators never questioned him about the alleged sum. 

The 60-year-old lawmaker pleaded not guilty to using his position as the then chief minister to obtain RM3.3 million monetary gratification as an inducement to appoint Datuk Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli’s company for the construction of the RM6,341,383,702 undersea tunnel and three paired roads projects.

He was alleged to have committed the offence at the Chief Minister’s Office on Level 28 of Komtar in George Town between January 2011 and August 2017


BUTTERWORTH: Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng said he was puzzled over the charge he faced today involving RM3.3 million linked to the Penang undersea tunnel project.

He said the so-called money was never in his bank account or in his possession.




He also said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigators never questioned him about the alleged sum.

“They have not shown me where the money is nor where is the element of corruption.

“If this can happen, then anyone can (be charged) without being shown the money allegedly in possession or in bank accounts,” he told a press conference at his service centre today.

Also present were his lawyers Gobind Singh Deo, Ramkarpal Singh, RSN Rayer, DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang and Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

He also claimed that the charge was baseless and politically motivated while stressing that he will fight it in court to prove his innocence.

The 60-year-old lawmaker pleaded not guilty to using his position as the then chief minister to obtain RM3.3 million monetary gratification as an inducement to appoint Datuk Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli’s company for the construction of the RM6,341,383,702 undersea tunnel and three paired roads projects.

He was alleged to have committed the offence at the Chief Minister’s Office on Level 28 of Komtar in George Town between January 2011 and August 2017.

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He was charged under Section 23(1) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 for using his position to obtain gratification for himself.

Under Section 24(1) of the Act, he faces a jail term of not more than 20 years, a fine of no less than five times the amount involved, or RM10,000, whichever is higher.

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