Malaysia: Malaysia’s ex-finance minister Lim Guan Eng arrested on corruption charges linked to RM6.3b Penang undersea tunnel

Malaysia’s former finance minister Lim Guan Eng was arrested by the country’s anti-graft body on Thursday night (Aug 6), following weeks of a probe into an RM6.3 billion (S$2.06 billion) undersea tunnel project that was green-lit during his tenure as Penang chief minister.

Mr. Lim, 59, was arrested shortly after he arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters for questioning.

Mr. Lim, who is also the secretary-general of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), the party with the most seats in the Malaysian Parliament, will face two charges relating to the undersea tunnel. He will also be charged with another offense at a Penang sessions court next week, the MACC said in a statement.

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