GEORGE TOWN, May 4 – Penang state police chief Datuk Abdul Ghafar Rajab today said the Attorney-General Chambers in Putrajaya has closed the case against the previous owner of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s bungalow, Phang Li Koon, for allegedly making a false statutory declaration (SD).
He said the decision was made two or three days ago by the chambers. In the meanwhile, he also said that it has been classified as No Further Action (NFA). He told this at a press conference after the monthly gathering ceremony at the state police headquarters.
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.