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Guan Eng asked me for 10% of profit from tunnel project, key witness tells court

Star witness Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli says he was shocked by the request allegedly made by the former Penang CM.

Staff Writers
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Former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng. Photo: Bernama
Former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng. Photo: Bernama

The corruption trial of Lim Guan Eng today heard that the DAP leader had asked for 10% of the profits from the Penang undersea tunnel project during a car conversation in 2011.

Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli, the director of the project’s main contractor Consortium Zenith BUCG, said the request by Lim, who was the Penang chief minister at the time, shocked him.

“At the time, I was quite shocked because the matter came from YB Lim Guan Eng’s mouth, and I thought about the request because I did not expect it would come from YB Lim Guan Eng’s mouth whom I thought all this while was a person who was against corruption,” he told the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today as reported by Malaysiakini.

Zarul is the star witness in the trial, where Lim, as the former Penang chief minister, is charged with soliciting gratification to help a company be awarded the undersea tunnel project.

The charge is linked to the four corruption charges against him related to the tunnel project.