ALOR SETAR, April 14 – Bukit Aman police will prioritise investigations on the statutory declaration (SD) made by businesswoman Phang Li Koon over the sale of a bungalow to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Noor Rashid Ibrahim said the police had recorded Phang’s statement and investigations were ongoing.
He said the priority will be given to the case, if there is no other obstacle, they will complete the investigations soon. He told this to reporters here today. Earlier, Noor Rashid officated the closing of the Workshop On Reporting on Trafficking In Persons organised by the Malaysian Press Institute here.
It was reported earlier that Phang’s statement was recorded at the Northeast district police headquarters on April 1. However, the case was handed over to Bukit Aman for further investigations. Lim is alleged to have purchased the property in Pinhorn Road, Penang for below market value while the purchase of the house has been linked to the sale of state land in Taman Manggis here.
On March 22, Phang said in her SD that she did not survey the market value before selling the bungalow to Lim at RM2.8 million, a price that was purportedly lower than the market value. She also said that she had no business link with the state government and that she was not a director or shareholder, or was involved in the management of the company which won the bid for the Taman Manggis land. Following the SD, several police reports were lodged against Phang.