NIBONG TEBAL: Penang police will record a statement from businesswoman Phang Li Koon over her statutory declaration (SD) about the sale of her bungalow in Pinhorn Road to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
State police chief Comm Datuk Abdul Ghafar Rajab said Phang’s statement will be recorded today at the state police headquarters here but declined to reveal the time.
“We have called Phang to give her cooperation and assist in the investigations, and her statement was due to be recorded yesterday but deferred as she was busy, he told reporters after witnessing the handover of duties by outgoing South Seberang Prai acting OCPD Deputy Supt Shamsudin Mamat to incoming district OCPD Supt Abdul Shafee Abdul Samad at the district police headquarters yesterday.
He said besides Phang, police had also called four other individuals, including the Commissioner of Oath who prepared the SD, to give their statements.
Police have so far received more than 10 reports on the issue.
“The police reports we received claimed that Phang’s SD was fake as the contents contained some inaccurate information. Therefore, we have opened an investigation paper to check on the allegations,” he said.
When asked if the police would call Lim to give his statement, Comm Abdul Ghafar said the police were still gathering information and details.
“Investigations are still going on and we are studying the case. For the time being, we will not call Lim for his statement but we will do so if there is a need,” he said.
It was reported that on March 22, Phang’s SD was read by state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh, who claimed to be a distant relative of Phang and the adviser to the Phang Clan Association.
In the declaration, Phang said she did not survey the market when she decided to sell the house to Lim as she didn’t think it was necessary.