CLOSE
CLOSE AD

Lim Guan Eng Slapped With More Charges Linked to Penang Undersea Tunnel Project

  • 11 Sep 2020
Lim-Guan-Eng-Slapped-With-More-Charges-Linked-to-Penang-Undersea-Tunnel-Project

Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng was today slapped with two fresh charges linked to the Penang Undersea Tunnel project. 

Lim, who is also former Penang chief minister, pleaded not guilty to both charges at the Butterworth Sessions Court. 

The charges against him pertained to dishonest misappropriation of property by disposing two plots of land belonging to the Penang state government in Bandar Tanjong Pinang, totally worth RM208 million, to Ewein Zenith Sdn Bhd and Zenith Urban Development Sdn Bhd - both companies linked to the tunnel project, on Feb 17, 2015, and March 22, 2017. 

If found guilty on the charges under Section 403 of the Penal Code, Lim, 60, could be jailed between six months and five years, and whipped, or fined. 

The DAP secretary-general was represented by Gobind Singh Deo, Ram Karpal Singh, RSN Rayer and A Sivanesan, while deputy public prosecutors Wan Shaharudin Wan Ladin, Francine Cheryl Rajendram and S Selvaranjini prosecuted.

Lim was let off on the previous RM1 million bail he had paid at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court, with one surety. 

This is not the first time the DAP lawmaker has faced charges since Pakatan Harapan's reign came to an end last February. 

On Aug 7 and Aug 10, Lim was slapped with charges of soliticing a bribe from Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd, in regards to the tunnel project. 

A day later, he was also charged with abusing his power to obtain RM372,009 for his wife Betty Chew.

He pleaded not guilty to all three charges. 


Source: NST
Photo source: Astro Awani



Suggested Articles

Govt-Seeks-Emergency-Powers-To-Contain-COVID-19-Say-Reports News
ARTICLE
  • 23 Oct 2020

Govt Seeks Emergency Powers To Contain COVID-19, Say Reports

Putrajaya is seeking to implement an "emergency" to contain the worsening COVID-19 pandemic, reports have said.

Pandemic-Drives-Award-Winning-Magician-Into-Durian-Business-And-He-s-Killing-It News
ARTICLE
  • 23 Oct 2020

Pandemic Drives Award-Winning Magician Into Durian Business - And He's Killing It!

Award-winning magician Vikneswaran Allagu hit a hard spot in life, when all his performances got cancelled during the COVID-19 outbreak. However, he weathered through his predicament by marrying his specialty with his other passion - durians. 

COVID-19-Indian-Engineer-Kills-Himself-Due-to-Work-From-Home-Stress News
ARTICLE
  • 23 Oct 2020

COVID-19: Indian Engineer Kills Himself Due to Work From Home Stress

An engineer in Gujarat has ended his own life due to stress of working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Heavier-Punishments-For-Reckless-Intoxicated-Drivers-Come-Into-Effect-Friday News
ARTICLE
  • 22 Oct 2020

Heavier Punishments For Reckless & Intoxicated Drivers Come Into Effect Friday

Heavier punishments for motorists who drive recklessly, and while intoxicated, will come into effect from Friday (Oct 23). 

No-Further-Action-Against-PAS-Minister-For-Breaching-COVID-19-Quarantine-Cops News
ARTICLE
  • 21 Oct 2020

No Further Action Against PAS Minister For Breaching COVID-19 Quarantine: Cops

No further action will be taken against Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Khairuddin Aman Razali for breaching his COVID-19 quarantine, the police said today. 

Cops-Nab-Woman-Who-Allegedly-Worked-With-Brother-To-Kill-Her-Blind-Husband-for-His-Millions News
ARTICLE
  • 21 Oct 2020

Cops Nab Woman Who Allegedly Worked With Brother To Kill Her Blind Husband for His Millions

Police have detained a woman and her brother for allegedly killing her blind husband to inherit his millions worth of fortune, and trying to stage the incident as a robbery gone wrong.