PUTRAJAYA — Aug. 7, 2020: Former finance minister and opposition politician Lim Guan Eng is expected to charged today in connection with the Penang undersea tunnel project.
In fact sources said he will also be charged in Penang early next week also in connection with the same project in the state where he was once the chief minister.
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission had called up Lim a few times in recent weeks and this time he was detained last night after arriving at the MACC headquarters here at 9.10.
The project and the highways linked to it are estimated to cost RM6.3 billion and are part of the Penang transport master plan.
Lim is among a few current and former state leaders who have been called up to give their statements. A former chairman of the Penang Port Commission was arrested a few weeks ago while three companies were also raided.
The project was an idea of the state government under the previous Pakatan Harapan government.