GEORGE TOWN, March 25 – Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng will be questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) next week, said DAP national legal bureau chairperson Gobind Singh Deo. Gobind, who is DAP’s Puchong MP, said the MACC contacted him on the matter this morning to inform him that they are investigating Lim’s purchase of a house here and seeking more information and he told MACC that CM had been prepared to be questioned by the commission.
“The MACC told me they need more time to gather more information on the case and also high possibility that Lim will be called in to give his statement next week. Lim was ready to give his full corporation to MACC to investigate his RM2.8 million bungalow at Pinhorn Road which critics linked to the sale of Taman Manggis state land back in 2012,” said Gobind in a press conference at the Penang DAP headquarters today.
Gobind said the previous house owner, Phang Li Koon, will also be a witness and give her statement to the MACC. In the press conference, Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow also said that they were held a meeting on this issue with 25 state committee members, MPs and state assemblymen at about 1.30pm.
“Penang DAP feels that, based from the facts presented, there is no case against Lim and this is clearly a case of political persecution and victimisation of our chief minister. This is obviously a diversion from national issues like the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) crisis. In this case, we will not back down and will face these challenges. We will not interfere with the investigation carry out by MACC because we are telling the truth,” he said.