Former Malaysian finance minister slapped with corruption chargeChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 7, 2020
Former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng was charged at a Kuala Lumpur court on Friday for allegedly soliciting gratification to help a company secure an undersea tunnel project.
Malaysia Lim Guan Eng
The charge, under the country's anti-corruption laws, provides imprisonment for up to 20 years and a fine of not less than five times the sum or value of the gratification, upon conviction.
Lim pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail.
Lim served as finance minister in the government led by Mahathir Mohamad since 2018 until Mahathir resigned as Prime Minister this February. ■