Solidarity with Penang’s Chief Minister



Hundreds gather at MACC HQ chanting for LGE’s release

Hundreds cry “political persecution” outside the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission headquarters in Northam Road, demanding Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng be released.

GEORGE TOWN: Some 500 people gathered outside the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here, demanding that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng be freed.

Protesters chanted “Bebas Guan Eng” and “Tangkap Najib” from 8.30pm, carrying placards condemning the arrest.

Police cordoned off a large portion of the service road leading to the MACC in Northam Road as many double-parked cars and large crowds slowed down traffic towards the business district.

Political leaders from the Pakatan Harapan bloc were also seen chanting “Bebas Guan Eng” in a sombre atmosphere.

Also present were the late DAP National Chairman Karpal Singh’s wife, Gurmit Kaur, who was greeted by Penang Exco members.

Earlier, Lim was arrested by MACC officers at his office in Komtar. His former landlord, Phang Li Koon, was also arrested at her office at Menara Penang Garden about the same time.

Both will be produced at the Sessions Court here at 10am to face charges.

On May 22, MACC officers visited Lim’s home in Pinhorn Road following his controversial purchase of a bungalow below market price. It was later linked to the sale of state land.

In denying the allegations, first raised by Umno MP Shabudin Yahaya, Lim insisted there was no impropriety in the purchase of the property.

The DAP secretary-general clarified that he did not know the market value of the bungalow he bought last year for RM2.8 million as it was based on a verbal understanding between his wife and Phang in 2012.

It was purchased by Lim on July 28 last year.

Similar properties in the area are said to be valued at between RM6 million and RM6.5 million.

Earlier today, speculation was rife that Lim would be summoned to court over the purchase of his bungalow here.

The rumours of the arrest came after MACC’s completion of its probe on May 25 into Lim’s bungalow purchase.

Hundreds gather at MACC HQ chanting for LGE’s release
June 29, 2016 – FMT


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