The Malaysian judiciary on Monday brought new indictments against former Malaysian Treasury Secretary Lim Guan Eng for allegedly receiving an additional 3.3 million ringgit (€ 668,680) in bribes in connection with a project to build an underground tunnel in Penang City .
This is the second corruption charge brought against him over alleged irregularities he committed while serving as prime minister of Penang state between 2008 and 2018, according to the CNA television network.
The 59-year-old politician was arrested on the case last week despite having defended his innocence and pleading guilty to the corruption charges against him. He is currently on bail.
The former minister’s wife, a member of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), has also been arrested and could be charged with money laundering. Both claim it is a “political persecution” campaign against him.