Umno submits motion for Guan Eng to go on leave

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The motion urging Lim Guan Eng to take leave as Penang chief minister has been handed over to Penang state assembly speaker Law Choo Kiang, said Penang Umno liaison committee chairperson Zainal Abidin Osman.

The motion was submitted by state opposition leader Jahara Hamid for approval to be debated in the state assembly which will sit beginning May 19.

Jahara also submitted another motion proposing that all civil servants charged in court go on leave until the completion of court proceedings.

Zainal hopes the speaker will approve both the motions so that they can be debated in the state assembly because Lim is facing two counts of corruption in court.

He said the witnesses, particularly the government officers, would be under pressure if called to testify against a chief minister who was still holding office.

"The Johor state exco member who is facing charges of corruption and abuse of power in relation to property has set a good example by going on leave and Guan Eng should do the same thing," he added.

Lim faces two charges of corruption in relation to conversion of land from agricultural zone to residential zone and the purchase of plots of land and a bungalow at below market price.

- Bernama

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