Activist withdraws bid to appeal against Guan Eng’s bungalow case

Lim Guan Eng and Phang Li Koon were acquitted of corruption charges involving the purchase of a land lot and bungalow at below market value.

GEORGE TOWN: Political activist Muhsin Abdul Latheef today filed notice to withdraw his appeal for review against the High Court’s decision to drop corruption charges involving former finance minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon.

Lawyer Shamsher Singh Thind, representing Muhsin, said the withdrawal of the appeal was made as Lim and Phang were currently facing charges in the Butterworth Sessions Court and with the view that there was no need for the same case to be heard again.

He said Muhsin had previously been criticised by some quarters when he lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) against the duo after the High Court granted a discharge amounting to an acquittal on the former Penang chief minister and Phang over corruption charges involving the purchase of a land lot and bungalow at below market value.

“Muhsin had filed the appeal for review in order to get justice in this case. But now that Lim and Phang have been brought to court, let the court decide whether they are guilty or otherwise,” he told a press conference here today.