30 Jun '16, 12am

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng pleads not guilty to graft charges - The Straits Times

Penang Chief Minister and prominent opposition leader Lim Guan Eng has pleaded not guilty to two graft-related offences on Thursday (June 30), Malaysian media reported, in a case that has jolted the country. Mr Lim, 55, claimed trial to the charges related to his purchase of a bungalow at below-market-prices last year and improper change of state land use at the Penang High Court. He was then released on bail set at RM1 million (S$335,300). The vocal critic of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak had been formally charged at the Penang Sessions Court on Thursday morning after three months of accusations by ruling Umno party leaders that he had bought his house last year at RM2.8 million (S$939,000) from a businesswoman with dealings with the state government, when the market value of the property was RM4.7 million. He faces up to 20 year in jail if convicted under Section 23 of ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/all-eyes-on-pena...

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