Malaysian ex-FM charged in graft case | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 08, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:21 AM, August 08, 2020

Malaysian ex-FM charged in graft case

Malaysia's ex-finance minister, now a key opposition figure, was charged with corruption yesterday over a $1.5 billion construction project, the latest government critic to be targeted since a scandal-plagued party returned to power.

Lim Guan Eng is the highest-profile figure yet to face a criminal probe in a sweeping crackdown on dissent launched by the new administration, and says the case against him is politically motivated.

A crowd of journalists and supporters, including fellow MPs, were waiting for him as he arrived at a Kuala Lumpur court yesterday morning, following his arrest by anti-graft officials the previous evening.

 

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