Lim Guan Eng claims trial to misappropriation of property charges

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Former Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng arrives at the court to be charged on cases involving the Penang Undersea Tunnel Project. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 10 AUGUST 2020.Former Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng arrives at the court to be charged on cases involving the Penang Undersea Tunnel Project. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 10 AUGUST 2020.
Former Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng arrives at the court to be charged on cases involving the Penang Undersea Tunnel Project.PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 10 AUGUST 2020.

BUTTERWORTH – Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng was charged in the Sessions Court today with two counts of causing two plots of land belonging to the Penang government worth RM208.8 million to be disposed of to developers.

Lim, 60, who is also the former chief minister of Penang, pleaded not guilty after both charges were read out before Judge Ahmad Azhari Abdul Hamid.

On the first count, Lim was charged with causing Penang Land Registrar to dispose of property belonging to the state government, namely, Lot Tanah No. H.S. (D) 18801, No. PT Lot 702 Seksyen 1, Bandar Tanjong Pinang, Daerah Timor Laut, Penang, worth RM135,086,094 to Ewein Zenith Sdn Bhd.

The Bagan MP was also accused of causing the Penang Land Registrar to dispose of Lot Tanah No.H.S. (D) 19318, No. PT Lot 10012 Seksyen 1, Bandar Tanjong Pinang, Daerah Timor Laut, worth RM73,668,986 to Zenith Urban Development Sdn Bhd.

Lim was charged with committing both offences at the Penang Land and Mines Office, Level 21, KOMTAR here, on Feb 17, 2015 and March 22, 2017.

— BERNAMA

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