Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was arrested this evening by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s (MACC) over alleged abuse of power and corruption related to the purchase of a RM2.8 million bungalow at below market price.
The seller of the RM2.8 million bungalow, Phang Li Koon, was also arrested.
Lim Guan Eng is spending the night at the lock-up and he would be brought to court tomorrow morning.
He might be charged under Section 23 of the MACC Act and Section 165 of the Penal Code, which deal with abuse of power and conflict of interest.
Attorney-general Mohamed Apandi Ali will lead the prosecution team to charge Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng tomorrow, reported Bernama.
“InsyaAllah, I will lead the prosecution team tomorrow at the Penang Sessions Court,” Apandi Ali said.
“It is my hope that the MACC will carry out their duty without fear and favor like they always do. And eventually this will bring us the truth and justice,” said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Abdul Rahman Dahlan.
Meanwhile, Communications and Multimedia Minister Salleh Said Keruak says, ” the matter should be left to the courts.”
“The prosecution must now prove its case and the judge will have to decide whether the evidence proves that Guan Eng is guilty.