A DAP assemblyman today questioned why the Penang government was allowing Lim Guan Eng to continue as chief minister of the state despite the latter facing corruption charges.
Teh Yee Cheu (DAP-Tanjung Bungah) said the right thing to do was to ask him to go on temporary leave pending the outcome of his trial.
He said this when debating the state’s 2017 Budget in the State Assembly.
Lim is facing corruption charges pertaining to purchase of a bungalow at below market price and a land deal.
Meanwhile, Datuk Muhammad Farid Saad (BN-Pulau Betong) when debating the budget lambasted the state Public Accounts Committee for not including recommendations made by the BN assemblymen in it and even from PKR, a partner in the DAP-led Penang government, on the undersea tunnel project to link the island with the mainland as well as three highway projects mooted for the state.
The PAC report on the controversial projects was tabled at the current sitting of the state assembly after having been postponed twice.
The assembly sits again tomorrow. — Bernama-