GEORGE TOWN: The money raised to pay for former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's (pix) bail two years ago has been handed over to the Penang Future Foundation (PFF) full scholarship programme, said Penang DAP deputy chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo.
He said the money, which had grown to RM1.038 million with interest accrued, would be used as a scholarship for excellent Penang-born students to continue their studies.
"Thank you to every Malaysian who contributed," he told a press conference here today, which was also attended by state Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh, who was the guarantor for Lim in the court case.
The PFF, a state incentive launched in 2015, aims to help excellent Penang students to further their studies in various fields, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics. So far, 300 Penang students have received the scholarship from PFF.
Lim was charged at the Penang High Court on June 30, 2016, with two counts of corruption over the alleged purchase of a bungalow below market value together with businesswoman Phang Li Koon. The court then allowed Lim RM1 million bail with one surety.
On Sept 3 this year, the High Court acquitted Lim, who is now Finance Minister, and Phang of the charges. — Bernama [...]
Police detained a local man and three Vietnamese women last Thursday. — IStock.com pic via AFP
KUALA LUMPUR, July 9 — Police detained a local man and three Vietnamese women and seized various drugs estimated to worth more than RM1 million at a condominium unit in Jalan Galloway here last Thursday.Kuala Lumpur police chief Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim all of the suspects, aged between 23 and 35 were nabbed by a team from the city Narcotic Crime Investigation Department at about 7.20pm.“The suspects were nabbed while putting drugs into powdered drink packets and upon further inspection, police found 12.699kg of ecstasy powder, 80 ecstasy pills, 90 erimin 5 pills and ketamine.“The seized drugs are believed to be meant for local entertainment outlets and the group is believed to have been operating (at the condominium unit) over the past six months,” he told a media conference at the Kuala Lumpur police contingent headquarters here today.He said that all the suspects had been remanded for seven days until this Thursday to facilitate investigations under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. — Bernama [...]