PUTRAJAYA, April 21 – A lawyer Wednesday handed over two new evidence to the Attorney-General’s Chambers concerning the issue on the disposal of the plot of land at Taman Manggis and the purchase of a bungalow below market price involving Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.
The lawyer, Datuk Abu Backer Sidek who was approached by the media before handing over the forensic evidence, also called on Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamad Apandi Ali to speed up prosecution on Lim. Previously, he had handed several pieces of forensic evidence on the case to the police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).
The purchase of the bungalow at Jalan Pinhorn, Penang by Lim at the price of RM2.8 million had created controversy when the Member of Parliament for Tasek Gelugor, Datuk Shabudin Yahaya raised the issue at the Dewan Rakyat sitting, and claimed that the price was below the market value.
In the meanwhile, the land at Taman Manggis, which was previously allocated for the construction of the hardcore poor housing project (PPRT) had been sold to a developer and it was being planned for the construction of a private hospital and hotel.