MACC Continues Investigation Into Phang and KLIDC Owner

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PUTRAJAYA: The investigation into businesswoman Phang Li Koon over the controversial bungalow continues as the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today has summoned the former to have her statement recorded.

Apart from Phang, the commission has also taken Kuala Lumpur International Dental Centre (KLIDC) owner Tang Yong Chew's statement at its headquarters here.

Phang is the former landlord of the RM2.8mil bungalow in Jalan Pinhorn, now sold to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Investigations surrounding the controversial issue seemed to have intensified as Lim and his wife, Betty Chew, have their statements recorded in Penang MACC office this morning.

Two days ago, local media quoted Penang police chief Abdul Ghafar Rajab as saying the case against Phang, who was accused of falsifying a statutory declaration (SD), has been closed.

However, several hours later, the Attorney-General (A-G) Mohamed Apandi Ali released a statement, reiterating that the AG's chambers have yet to decide whether to press charges against Phang.

Since the relevant agencies have moved in swiftly and launched investigations against those implicated in this controversy, Malaysians will soon learn the truth whether Lim's saga is a similar episode to former Selangor Mentri Besar Dr Mohd Khir Toyo's "Balinese-style villa" controversy.

The expose of Lim's bungalow first erupted when Tasek Gelugor MP Shahbudin Yahaya brought up the matter in Parliament, saying prices for similar houses are between RM6 and RM6.5 million.

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