GEORGE TOWN, Sept 1 – The father of Sungai Pinang assemblyman Lim Siew Khim, allegedly involved in a ‘funds for low-cost housing’ case, turned himself in to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today. The 68-year-old, who is widely known as “Uncle Lim”, arrived at the MACC Penang headquarters in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah here at about 1:00pm.
Penang MACC director Datuk Abdul Aziz Aban said the man has turned himself to the office to assist in the investigation. As of 1.30pm, Abdul Aziz said the statement recording process is still ongoing. He declined to comment on how long the procedures would take. It was reported that MACC had recorded statements from six witnesses as of yesterday.
The matter came to light after a video clip showing him appearing to solicit money in order to obtain low cost housing for people has went viral on social media. The assemblyman has since clamming that her dad has no power to influence the application as well as the decision for low-cost housing allocations. Lim also claimed she had no knowledge of her father’s actions. Abdul Aziz said the investigating team would summon more witnesses to have their statement recorded.