August 7, 2020

Malaysian ex-finance minister charged in graft case

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia’s ex-finance minister, now a key opposition figure, was charged with corruption Friday over a $1.5 billion construction project, the latest government critic to be targeted since a scandal-plagued party returned to power.Lim Guan Eng, who held the finance portfolio until February, is the highest-profile figure to face a criminal probe in recent months and his allies insist the case is politically motivated.A crowd of journalists and supporters, including fellow MPs, were waiting for him as he arrived at a Kuala Lumpur court Friday morning, following his arrest by …


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