Guan Eng’s wife Betty Chew arrested by MACC

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PETALING JAYA – Former Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s wife Betty Chew Gek Cheng was arrested by MACC and brought to Penang office.

Betty Chew Gek Cheng representative, Lee Khai, confirmed the news.

Lee, Guan Eng’s sister, Hui Ying, arrived at the MACC headquarters this morning to accompany Chew.

Hui Ying also posted the RM50,000 MACC bail for Chew. Lee Khai did not elaborate further when asked on what Chew was being arrested for.

MACC on Thursday arrested Lim after his arrival at the agency’s headquarters in Putrajaya on the investigation on the controversial RM6.3 million undersea tunnel project.

He was charged in the Special Corruption Court in Kuala Lumpurt this morning for soliciting a bribe from the company that was awarded the project to build the undersea tunner

Penang businesswoman Phang Li Koon who was also charged over graft allegation in 2016, was also called in to assist the investigation.

The case will be under Section 16 (a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009, with punishment to a maximum of 20 years imprisonment and up to five times the value of the bride or RM 100,000, whicheever is higher. Guange Eng and Phang were acquitted by High Court in 2018 for the corruption charges filed in 2016.

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