Guan Eng’s cor­rup­tion trial post­poned to March

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GE­ORGE TOWN: Chief Min­is­ter Lim Guan Eng’s cor­rup­tion trial has been post­poned to March 15.

The High Court could not set the hear­ing date un­til the Fed­eral Court de­cided on the pros­e­cu­tion’s ap­peal against an ear­lier Court of Ap­peal de­ci­sion that Lim need not file his de­fence. He is jointly charged with busi­ness­woman Phang Li Koon, who is rep­re­sented by Datuk V. Sitham­baram.

Lim was charged on June 30, last year, with ob­tain­ing grat­i­fi­ca­tion for him­self and his wife Betty Chew by ap­prov­ing the con­ver­sion of two lots of agri­cul­tural land be­long­ing to Mag­nif­i­cent Em­blem into res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment while chair­ing a state plan­ning com­mit­tee meet­ing on July 18, 2014.

Lim faces an­other charge of us­ing his po­si­tion to ob­tain grat­i­fi­ca­tion by buy­ing his bun­ga­low in Pin­horn Road from Phang for RM2.8mil, al­legedly be­low the mar­ket value of RM4.27mil, on July 28, 2015. Phang is charged with abet­ting Lim.

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