Lim Guan Eng to be charged under MACC Act today

Lim Guan Eng to be charged under MACC Act today
Lim (centre) during his arrest by MACC at his office in KOMTAR yesterday evening. - BERNAMApic
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and a businesswoman will be charged in the Sessions Court here today, under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009.

Lim and Phang Li Koon were detained by the MACC yesterday in connection with the chief minister's purchase of a bungalow at Jalan Pinhorn here for an alleged undervalued price of RM2.8 million.

MACC in a statement yesterday, said Attorney General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali would lead the prosecution in the case, to commence at 10am.
UPDATE: Guan Eng's corruption case transferred to High Court

In this regard, Northeast district police chief ACP Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said police would be on hand to ensure tight security, including closing certain accesses to the courthouse.

"Except for Lim and Phang's lawyers and family members, supporters will not be allowed into the compound, for security reasons. Police will take action against those who defy the order," he said when contacted here.

READ: Penang DAP to hold emergency meeting today

READ: Chronology of events leading to Lim Guan Eng's arrest

READ: "I believe there are wrongdoings in the bungalow transaction" - Rahman Dahlan