MALAYSIAN FINANCE MINISTER LIM GUAN ENG ACQUITTED OF CORRUPTION CHARGES

MALAYSIAN FINANCE MINISTER LIM GUAN ENG ACQUITTED OF CORRUPTION CHARGES
Channel News Asia reported on 3rd September that Malaysian finance minister and former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng has been acquitted by the Penang High Court of corruption charges involving the purchase of a bungalow in Penang.  He was acquitted along with businesswoman, Phang Li Khoon.  Lim and Phang were arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)in 2016.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/malaysian-finance-minister-lim-guan-eng-acquitted-of-corruption-10678550

WATCHDOG QUERIES INDEPENDENCE OF MALAYSIAN INSTITUTIONS AFTER LIM GUAN ENG’S ACQUITTAL

The Strait Times carries an article on 3rd September in response to the above story, saying that Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) executive director, Cynthia Gabriel, expressed shock over the Penang High Court’s decision.

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/watchdog-queries-independence-of-malaysian-institutions-after-lim-guan-engs-acquittal?src=ilaw

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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