Former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. Photo: Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has arrested former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in connection with the RM6.3 billion Penang undersea tunnel project.

MACC sources, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed that Lim was arrested at about 9.30pm today (Thursday) after having his statement taken regarding the case at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya.

Meanwhile, MACC said in a statement that Lim would be charged in the special court on corruption in Jalan Duta here at 9am tomorrow (Aug 7) under Section 16 (a)(A) of the MACC Act 2009.

It said that Lim would also be charged in the Penang Sessions Court on Monday (Aug 10) under Section 23 of the MACC Act 2009.

“Both the charges in the Kuala Lumpur and Penang courts are related to the Penang undersea tunnel project,” said the statement.

Meanwhile, MACC said Lim would also be charged for a separate case on Tuesday (Aug 11) under Section 23 of the MACC Act at the Penang Sessions Court.

More to come