Late developer said Guan Eng was ‘untouchable’ during PH rule, court told

Muhammad Nazree Mansor says Ewe Swee Kheng told him that he was giving an additional statement as he wanted to ‘tell the truth’.

(MalaysiaNow) – Penang developer Ewe Swee Kheng who died last year said he had heard many stories of former chief minister Lim Guan Eng allegedly receiving money from contractor companies, describing him however as “untouchable” in an additional statement to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), the anti-graft agency said in court today.

Ewe, who was a key prosecution witness in Lim’s ongoing graft trial on the RM6.3 billion undersea tunnel project, was believed to have fallen to his death at a condominium in Pulau Tikus last October.

Reading Ewe’s testimony at the trial today, MACC recording officer Muhammad Nazree Mansor said the developer had given an additional statement after his initial three in July 2020 as he wanted to “tell the truth”.

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