Guan Eng arrested for corruption


GEORGE TOWN: Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has issued a warrant for the arrest of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Penang Agriculture, Agro-based Industry, Rural Development and Health Committee chairman Dr Afif Bahardin tweeted at about 5.50pm Wednesday that Lim would be taken to the MACC office soon.

"Arrest warrant has been issued to Chief Minister by MACC officers, he will be taken to MACC HQ anytime soon #penang," Dr Afif said.

DAP advisor Lim Kit Siang in a tweet said “Guan Eng arrested by MACC on two charges of corruption and will be produced in court tomorrow morning.”

Earlier, The Star Online reported that officers from MACC were at the Penang Chief Minister’s office in Komtar while Lim was chairing a meeting of the state executive councillors.

At 4.55pm, five to eight officers arrived at Lim’s office on Level 28. They entered a meeting room and waited inside.

It is learnt that the weekly state exco meeting was still going on at press time and there is a possibility that the officers are waiting to arrest Lim, who is DAP secretary general.

In a statement on May 25, the MACC said it has completed its probe into Lim’s Pinhorn Road bungalow purchase and submitted the investigation papers to Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.

The MACC had also said appropriate legal action would be taken if the A-G was satisfied with the explanation given by the anti-graft body in its investigation papers.

It was reported that Lim has been under investigation by the MACC for alleged corrupt practices involving the purchase of the bungalow on July 28 last year.

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