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Guan Eng to face two new charges over tunnel project

Lim Guan Eng

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 9 2020: Former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng will face two additional corruption charges related to the state’s undersea tunnel project.

Deputy public prosecutor Wan Shaharuddin Wan Ladin told Sessions Court judge Azura Alwi here today that Lim, who is also a former finance minister will face those charges in Butterworth on Friday.

“We have served the accused summons to inform him about the two charges under Section 403 of Penal Code,” he said.

Lim was charged at the court last month for allegedly soliciting a 10 per cent cut from the profits of the project from Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd (Zenith) senior director Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli in March, 2011.

The DAP secretary-general was also charged for allegedly abusing his power to obtain RM3.3 million in bribes to appoint Zarul’s company for the project between January 2011 and August 2017.

Wan Shaharuddin also told the court that the prosecution will not be seeking additional bail to be imposed against Lim on Friday, as his previous RM1 million bail will be extended for the new charges.

Lim’s lawyer Gobind Singh Deo confirmed that the defence received the summons for the two new charges today.

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