KUALA LUMPUR: DAP will not organise any street protests to challenge his corruption charges, said the party’s secretary-general Lim Guan Eng.
“We are not going to hold any street demonstrations, but I do not think that you should underestimate the spontaneous reactions of the public,” said Lim at a press conference at the party headquarters here on Friday.
He added that he was very touched by the people who came out to support him when he was charged on Thursday.
Lim also said that there would be a public briefing session at 10am on Sunday at Dewan Sri Pinang in George Town, Penang.
On Thursday, Lim claimed trial to using his position as a public servant to obtain gratification for himself and his wife Betty Chew, by approving an application by Magnificent Emblem to convert two lots of agricultural land in the southwest district for residential purposes during a state planning committee meeting on July 18, 2014.
He also denied another charge of using his position to obtain gratification by purchasing his house from businesswoman Phang Li Koon at RM2.8mil, which was below the property’s market value of RM4.27mil on July 28, 2015.
Phang, 44, was slapped with an abetment charge for allegedly selling the bungalow on Pinhorn Road to Lim on July 28, 2015 at below its actual market value.