Dr M defends Guan Eng's acquittal, calls him BN victim

Geraldine Tong

Modified 18 Sep 2018, 9:37 am

Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has defended the Penang High Court's decision to acquit Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng over the alleged conversion of land status and purchase of a bungalow below market value.

Acknowledging the criticism over the decision, Mahathir suggested that Lim, who was the former Penang chief minister, was a victim of the previous BN administration.

“There has been criticism but as you know the previous government victimised the opposition (at the time)...

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