Anti-corruption officers visit Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's controversial bungalow

Reporters outside Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's Pinhorn Road bungalow.
Reporters outside Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's Pinhorn Road bungalow. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

GEORGE TOWN - The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officers visited the home of Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on Pinhorn Road on Sunday (May 22), media reports said.

Mr Lim has been embroiled in controversy over the purchase of his RM2.8 million (S$948,000) two-storey home since March, when a ruling Umno MP alleged that it was linked to the sale of state land.

Mr Lim, who is also the Secretary-General of the opposition Democratic Action Party, insists there is no impropriety in the purchase of the property, denying vehemently allegations by that he bought it at below market price.

Mr Lim and his wife Betty Chew were at the office of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) earlier on Sunday, The Star said. The couple had recorded their statements with MACC over the purchase of the bungalow and the state land sale two weeks ago.

 

They left the office, accompanied by their lawyers RSN Rayer and Ramkarpal Singh Deo, at 2.55pm, it added. Two cars from MACC were then spotted following Lim's official car to his bungalow No 25, Jalan Pinhorn at 3.10pm, the New Straits Times reported.

The lawyers entered the house without speaking to the press.

It is unclear why the MACC officers visited Mr Lim's house, the reports said.

The MACC officers left the residence at 4pm.