Guan Eng 'first and only' to cling on despite graft charges, claims BN

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Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has made history by being the "first and only" state leader refusing to step down despite facing graft charges, the BN strategic communications team claimed today.

"It is unfair to the people of Penang that their chief minister continues to make history as the first and only leader of a state who is clinging to his office despite facing multiple corruption charges," its deputy director Eric See-To said in a statement.

He said this in response to the first anniversary of Lim being charged with alleged graft offences.

On June 30 last year, Lim was charged under Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act for allegedly abusing his power in the re-zoning of a plot of land.

He also faced another charge under Section 165 of the Penal Code for allegedly obtaining a bungalow without adequate consideration.

Lim had maintained the charges were politically motivated...

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