AGC returns probe papers on Guan Eng’s bungalow

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PETALING JAYA: The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) has said further investigations are needed to complete the case into the sale of a bungalow to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

It has, therefore, sent the investigation papers back to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

In a statement, the AGC said it received the investigation papers on May 26.

The AGC added it had also instructed the papers be returned as soon as possible.

In March, Lim came under public scrutiny after Tasek Gelugor MP Shabudin Yahaya linked Lim’s double-storey bungalow, which the CM claimed was bought below the market price last year, to the 2012 sale of state land at Taman Manggis.

The bungalow was sold for RM 2.8 million although Shabudin claimed it was valued at around RM6 million, resulting in both the police and the MACC having opened investigation papers into the case.

Lim and his wife have since given their statements to the MACC.

Both Lim and the bungalow’s seller, Phang Li Koon, have denied any wrongdoing, with the latter saying the house was sold on a “willing buyer-willing seller” basis.