Investigation paper on Guan Eng's alleged quarantine violation sent to prosecutors, says the cops


GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): The police are now waiting for further instructions from the Penang Prosecution Office on the case of DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng who was alleged to have violated a home-quarantine order by attending the Penang state assembly sitting on Sept 2.

Penang police chief Datuk Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the police had completed the investigation and the investigation paper (IP) had been submitted to the Penang Prosecution Office.

He said statements were recorded from 11 people, including Lim, to facilitate investigation of the case.

"Until now, we have not received any instructions from the Penang Prosecution Office,” he said when contacted Thursday (Sept 30).

On Sept 8, Penang Gerakan Youth spokesman Mohd Aswaad Jaafaf lodged a police report against Lim for allegedly violating home quarantine regulations.

He questioned how Lim could attend the Penang state assembly sitting on Sept 2 when he was ordered to undergo self-quarantine as he was a close contact of a Covid-19 patient.

The police report was lodged after Lim’s lawyer, Gobind Singh Deo, told the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court hearing the former Penang chief minister’s undersea tunnel project corruption case that his client was ordered to undergo home quarantine from Sept 1 to 10 for being a close contact of a Covid-19 case.

However, Guan Eng denied having violated the quarantine order, saying he was only told of the need to self-quarantine on Sept 2 after attending the state assembly sitting. - Bernama

Article type: free
User access status:
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

Woman falls to her death from Kota Kinabalu commercial building
PM's explanation on S'gor floods for all parties to make improvements, says Tuan Ibrahim
I quit DAP after being sidelined by state party leadership, says Elopura rep
Food traders allowed to increase prices, but no profiteering, says deputy minister
Illegal buildings and structures prone to exacerbating floods, says ACAM
Almost 100% of PAS grassroots supporters happy with Khairuddin's removal, says Hadi
DAP assemblymen who quit party to remain on Opposition bench
220 men nabbed in Johor Baru during anti-drug ops
Offsite PPVs to offer walk-in booster jab for senior citizens from Monday (Jan 24)
Covid-19: M'sia records 4,046 new cases, first time above 4,000 mark since Dec 18, 2021

Others Also Read


Vouchers