PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has completed its investigation regarding the purhase of bungalow by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, and the papers have been submitted to Attorney-General (AG), Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.
In a statement here, the MACC said it was up to Mohamed Apandi to decide on the investigations papers (IPs).
“If Mohamed Apandi is satisfied with the evidence submitted in the IPs, then legal action will be taken accordingly.
“On the other hand, if the MACC investigation is found not to contain sufficient evidence, then no legal action would be taken,” it said.
The MACC said that the matter was in accordance with Article 145 of the Federal Constitution, whereby the power to procecute lay in the hands of the AG.
On May 6, Lim and his wife Betty Chew, were asked to give their statements at the MACC office, as part of the investigations into Lim’s purchase of the bungalow in Jalan Pinhorn, and sale of land at Jalan Zainal Abidin, Taman Manggis.
The bungalow’s RM2.8 million purchase price became a controversy when Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shabudin Yahaya brought the matter up in the Dewan Rakyat, claiming that the transaction was done well below the market value.
It was also alleged that the purchase of the bungalow was related to the sale of land in Taman Manggis, which was originally earmarked for the development of a housing project for the hardcore poor. – BERNAMA