Guan Eng charged with graft, pleads not guilty

FORMER finance minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng is charged with corruption today over the RM6.3 bil Penang undersea tunnel project, Bernama reported.

Lim, arrested last night, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

He is charged, in his capacity as the then Penang chief minister.

He is accused of soliciting a bribe to help a company to secure the project, seeking 10% of the profit to be made by a company owned by Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli.

Lim, who is also Bagan MP, is charged with committing the offence near The Gardens Hotel in Kuala Lumpur in March 2011.

The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court has allowed bail at RM1 mil with RM500,000 to be paid today and the balance on Monday.

Anti-graft officials have said he will face two more charges next week. – Aug 7, 2020

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