Malaysia: Trial of Guan Eng, wife and associate delayed by another 2 months

The corruption trial of former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng, his wife, Betty Chew, and her associate, Phang Li Koon, has been deferred for another two months.

This was after the court allowed a two-month extension in October to give time to the defence to go through “voluminous” documents.

Lim, Chew and Phang were earlier charged with receiving bribes in connection with an RM11.6 million project for foreign workers’ dormitories. They pleaded not guilty.

At the Sessions Court here today, deputy public prosecutor Shafiq Hasim said the new extension request was from the prosecution to allow it to submit five more documents. He did not say what they were.

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(Photo: Reuters)

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