Lim pleads not guilty to third charge

BUTTERWORTH: Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng has been slapped with his third corruption charge in five days while his wife Betty Chew Gek Cheng is facing three charges of money laundering.

Lim, who was charged under Section 16(a)(A) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption (MACC) Act 2009 on Friday and again under Section 23(1) of the MACC Act 2009 on Monday, pleaded not guilty yesterday to abusing his public office for gratification under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 when he was chief minister and Penang Development Corporation chairman between Aug 19, 2013, and March 3, 2016.

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