A large number of DAP members and supporters gathered outside the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here in a show of support for Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

The crowd of supporters that started arriving in small groups at 7.30pm has now swelled to over 200.

They started chanting “Bebas Guan Eng” at 9pm while some carried handwritten placards calling for Lim’s release.

All Penang Pakatan Harapan state assemblymen and state executive councillors were present.

Parti Keadilan Rakyat leader Chua Tian Chang and Amanah’s Datuk Mujahid Yusof Rawa also turned up to lend their support.

Lim was arrested at his office in Komtar earlier today and brought to the MACC headquarters along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah.

He is still being held inside the MACC premises with his counsels, RSN Rayer and Ramkarpal Singh, accompanying him.

Lim is expected to be charged in the Sessions Court here tomorrow on two charges, one under Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act and another under Section 165 of the Penal Code.

The first charge involved rezoning approval of Magnificent Emblem’s application to convert agricultural land to residential purpose while the second charge was over Lim’s house purchase allegedly at below market value.

There was currently no charge over the sale of the Taman Manggis land.

Phang Li Koon, who sold the house to Lim, and a director of Magnificent Emblem, was also arrested today and expected to be charged tomorrow.

Source  -Malay Mail Online-

Post a Comment