PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK)- Barisan Nasional strategic communications director Abdul Rahman Dahlan said he is relieved that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) "has decided to take action against Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng".
Datuk Seri Rahman said he hoped the commission would carry out their duties without fear and favour like they always do to bring truth and justice.
He said the course of justice in the arrest of Mr Lim must be a swift one.
"After months of internal investigation and intense public discourse, I am relieved that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission has decided to take action against the Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Lim Guan Eng," Mr Rahman said in a statement in response to the arrest.
He said he had raised the concern over the sale and purchase of Lim's bungalow on Pinhorn Road in March 2016, "because I believed there are wrongdoings within the transaction and the people of Penang deserve nothing but the truth".
"Clearly, DAP's slogan of being the most clean political party in Malaysia does not hold water, post Lim Guan Eng's arrest by MACC today. Transparency and accountability must be practiced, not preached.
"It is my hope that the MACC will carry out their duty without fear and favour like they always do. And eventually this will bring us the truth and justice," he said.
MACC officers arrested Mr Lim and businesswoman Phang Li Koon on Wednesday over the purchase of the bungalow.
The MACC said in a statement that the arrests were made on the instructions of the Attorney-General's Office that the duo be charged tomorrow.