GEORGE TOWN: DAP secretary general Lim Guan Eng has hinted today of the possibility that he may not be able to contest in the 14th General Election due to the upcoming graft trial.
When pressed for an answer on whether the March to May trial would affect his candidacy, he said: "Perhaps."
“I am actually surprised that they (Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission) wanted to amend the charge.
"I thought that when they want to charge a chief minister of a state, they should have everything in proper order.
“I know we are targeted, I know I am targeted. Let the people see,” he said.
On June 30, 2016, Lim had claimed trial to using his public office or position to obtain gratification for himself and his wife, Betty Chew, by approving an application by Magnificent Emblem Sdn Bhd to convert agricultural land to residential purpose during a state planning committee meeting on July 18, 2014.
Lim had also claimed trial to using his position to obtain gratification by purchasing his house from Phang Li Koon at RM2.8 million, which was below the property’s market value of RM4.27 million on July 28, 2015.
Phang, who is also the Magnificent Emblem president, claimed trial to abetting Lim in regards to his purchase of the house on Pinhorn Road from her for RM2.8 million which was below the market value or RM4.27 million.
Penang High Court has fixed a 23-day trial between March 26 and May 25.