BUTTERWORTH: Former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng who was charged to two fresh charges linked to the controversial Penang Undersea Tunnel project claimed trial at the Butterworth Sessions Court on Friday (Sept.11).
The former Financial Minister Lim Guan Eng was charged to dishonest misappropriation of property by disposing two plots of land belonging to the Penang government in Bandar Tanjong Pinang worth RM208 million to Ewein Zainith Sdn. Bhd. and Zenith Urban Development Sdn. Bhd.-companies linked to the tunnel project in February 17, 2015 and March 22, 2017.
Guan Eng who is also the Secretary General of DAP was accused of committing uthe offences at the Penang Land and Mines Office in Komtar.
Guan Eng pleaded not guilty to the dishonest misappropriation of property.
He was accused of committing the offences at the Penang Land and Mines Office in Komtar.
Guan Eng, 60, was charged under Section 403 of the Penal Code, which states that whoever dishonestly misappropriates, or converts to his own use, or causes any other person to dispose of, any property, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months and not more than five years, and with whipping, and shall also be liable to a fine, if found guilty.
The charges were read out to him before judge Ahmad Azhari Abdul Hamid while the Deputy Public Prosecutors Wan Shaharudin Wan Ladin, Francine Cheryl Rajendram and S Selvaranjini prosecuted the case.
Meanwhile Guan Eng was represented by his lawyers Gobind Singh Deo, Ram Karpal Singh, RSN Rayer and A Sivanesan.
The court also maintained Lim’s previous RM1 million bail paid at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court in one surety.The court had set October 12 for mention and the case has also been transferred to the Kuala Lumpur Court. –Malaysia World News