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Tip-off of Penang CM's 'arrest' proves false

Susan Loone  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Reporters in Penang went on a stakeout after being given a fake tip-off that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng would be nabbed by the MACC today over the state's undersea tunnel project.

By 3pm, many had gathered at the Komtar Tower's third level where the state's administrative offices are located.

However, nothing happened.

At 6pm, reporters saw Lim leaving Komtar and they duly followed him as he walked towards Penang Road.

The chief minister headed to the famous roadside Toh Soon Cafe on Campbell Street, 1km away from Komtar, which is a favourite hangout of his after work.

Curious onlookers watched in amusement as reporters tailed Lim, and photographers clicked away, as he and his entourage walked briskly to the cafe.

In a jovial mood, Lim then ordered drinks and toasted bread for the press corps who had followed him...

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