Penang chief minister Lim under arrest for corruption
PENANG Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has been taken into custody by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.
The secretary general of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) was arrested as soon as he left a conference room at 6.20pm yesterday in Komtar after chairing the state's weekly exco meeting. Five to eight plainclothes men were seen escorting Mr Lim in a private lift from level 28.
State exco member Chow Kon Yeow said Mr Lim will be served with a warrant for his arrest on two charges.
The charges are under Section 23 and Section 165 of the Anti-Corruption Act.
"The first charge is about the re-zoning approval of Magnificent Emblem's application to convert agricultural land to residential.
"The second one relates to the purchase of his bungalow at below market value."
Mr Lim will be charged at the Sessions Court today, after which the Penang DAP will hold an emergency meeting.
ASIA NEWS NETWORK