Former finance minister, Lim Guan Eng charged with corruption over undersea tunnel project

Former finance minister, Lim Guan Eng has been charged with corruption over an undersea tunnel project in Penang.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charge made against him, which is a one count of bribery involving him asking for 10 percent of future profits of the undersea tunnel project.

If found guilty, the former minister will face a jail term of no more than 20 years and a fine of no less than five times the amount or value of gratification, RM10,000. Bail has been set at RM2 million

He will face the charge in Penang on Aug 10, and another charge on a separate case on Aug 11.

Lim is currently represented by Gobind Singh Deo and Ramkarpal Singh, who are also DAP MPs for Puchong.

 

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