GEORGE TOWN: DAP MPs, assemblymen and supporters gathered at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission building here after news emerged that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was arrested to face corruption charges.
Lim arrived at the MACC office in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah at about 6.35pm after he had chaired the weekly state exco meeting and an arrest warrant was issued to him.
Those seen outside the building were Lim’s political assistant Wong Hon Wai, Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy, state exco members Jagdeep Singh Deo, Phee Boon Poh, assemblymen and MPs.
Lim and his lawyer, R.S.N Rayer, arrived in a car before the crowd started to slowly increase.
The gate at the MACC building was shut when Wong wanted to deliver food to Lim.
A MACC staff came out to inform Wong that they would be preparing dinner for Lim.
“We are in the dark. I believed the MACC has some 'formal process' going on in there.
“Our lawyer Rayer is in there. We have to wait and see," Wong said.
Asked if Lim would be released tonight, Wong said he was not notified of it.
Jagdeep denied that Lim was arrested by the MACC.
"We have to wait and see," he said.
Dapsy members have been asked to gather in front of the MACC building at 8.30pm to show solidarity and support for Lim, who is DAP secretary general.
On May 6, Lim and his wife, Betty Chew, were asked to assist in the investigation over the purchase of a RM2.8mil bungalow on Pinhorn Road and the sale of land in Taman Manggis.
Phang Li Koon, the owner of the bungalow, has been arrested and would be charged tomorrow.