In new twist, AG denies case closed on bungalow seller's SD

Modified 5 May 2016, 11:52 pm

The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) has denied that a decision was made in relation to the case of businesswoman Phang Li Koon’s statutory declaration (SD).

“The AGC would like to stress that the attorney-general has yet to make any decision in the case until now and the case is still being studied,” it said in a statement this evening.

This morning, Penang police chief Abdul Ghafar Rajab announced that the AGC decided that no further action would be taken on the matter.

Abdul Ghafar said Phang's case was classified as "no further action" (NFA) after investigations were carried out by Penang and Bukit Aman police.

His comments were reported in all the major dailies and news portals.

Phang, who was the previous owner of the bungalow currently owned by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, was accused of making a false SD when she claimed she had no business dealings with the Penang government.

This was after it was revealed that Lim had purchased the bungalow below market price.

Several police reports were lodged against Phang following her SD, which was read out by Penang executive councillor Phee Boon Poh.

Sungai Puyu assemblyperson Phee is a distant cousin of Phang.

Phang was alleged to have sold the bungalow on Pinhorn Road to Lim at RM2.8 million, which is said to be below the market price.

Lim, however, had denied any wrongdoing, saying the unit was purchased on a "willing seller, willing buyer" basis.

Meanwhile, phone calls and text messages to Abdul Ghafar went unanswered.