PETALING JAYA: The son of former finance minister Lim Guan Eng (pic) says his father's arrest by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was not unexpected, and was “dirty politics” at play.
Marcus Lim said that the plan since the fall of the Pakatan Harapan government has been "to dismantle DAP, ultimately destroying Pakatan Harapan".
“To be honest, we expected this day to come since the downfall of the government of Pakatan Harapan.
“Their plan is simple, to frame and capture those leaders who wouldn’t bow down to their dirty scheme.
“Their motive is clear, to dismantle DAP, ultimately destroying Pakatan Harapan.
“They thrive on dirty politics, making the right wrong, and the wrong right. Unfortunately, this is how politics work here.
“Don’t worry, we will fight back. Definitely,” he posted on Facebook late Thursday (Aug 6).
The elder Lim had pleaded not guilty on Friday (Aug 7) when he was charged with soliciting bribes in connection to the RM6.3bil Penang undersea tunnel project.
The DAP secretary-general and former chief minister of Penang (2008-2018) was accused of requesting 10% of the profits from Datuk Zarul Ahmad Zulkifli as a bribe in order to get the contract for the project.
Zarul is the senior executive director of Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd (CZC), the firm which was awarded the project.
The MACC charged Lim under Section 16(a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009, which carries a fine up to five times the value of the bribe or RM10,000, and imprisonment not exceeding 20 years.