GEORGE TOWN, Sept 30 – The Penang High Court judge Hadhariah Syed Ismail has set December 6 for the case management of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng two corruption charges after incomplete documents prevented the start today, said his lead counsel Gobind Singh Deo.
He said the Attorney-General (AG) was sending them an improper documents which just a CD that contains 13,000 pages of documents without index. He said AG was supposed to serve them documents that are used for the charges, not just a CD that contains 13,000 pages without index.
He said it is explained difficult for them to collate the facts due to lack of indexing. Besides that, he said they have also requested that the AG submit the index for the documents. He said the judge has also stressed on the importance of getting all the documents in order for the case.
On June 30, Lim was charged with corruption under Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 and Section 165 of the Penal Code at the Penang High Court. Meanwhile, Phang was charged under Section 109 of the Penal Code for abetting Lim on July 28 last year in regards to his purchase of the house on Pinhorn Road from her. Gobind led the defence team for Lim while Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali led the prosecution.