MACC: Guan Eng arrested, to be charged tomorrow

MACC: Guan Eng arrested, to be charged tomorrow

PUTRAJAYA: Former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today.

The former finance minister is expected to be charged tomorrow in connection with the undersea tunnel project.

He will be charged at the Kuala Lumpur special corruption court tomorrow morning under Section 16 (a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009.

And on Aug 10, he will be charged under Section 23 of the same act at the Penang Sessions Court.

Meanwhile, MACC also said that Lim would be charged for a separate case on Aug 11 under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009 at the Penang Sessions Court.

Prior to this, former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng again presented himself at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters and was seen entering the MACC grounds in a white Vellfire at about 9.10pm.

The Bagan Member of Parliament had previously been called up three times to give statements regarding the case.

Earlier investigations into the case were in the final phase, while MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Azam Baki was quoted to have said that investigation papers on the case were expected to be submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers in the near future.

On June 30, the MACC detained a former senior official of the Penang Port Commission (PPC) to assist with investigations into elements of corruption in the undersea tunnel project.