Lim guan eng v public prosecutor

The long-awaited trial began on March 26 this year, and was subsequently postponed pending the 14th General Election. I would like to clarify that the Hon.

Today, Phang and I were ready for any kind of possibility. However, the Deputy Public Prosecution had applied Lim guan eng v public prosecutor a discharge not amounting to an acquittal when the case was brought up in court this morning. After this, we will continue our job of making Malaysia better.

She was charged under Section of the Penal Code, read together with Section of the same law, which provides an imprisonment for up to two years, or a fine, or both, upon conviction. Lim Guan Eng acquitted after cross-examination of witnesses: It ought to be emphasised that the decision in respect of initiating prosecution or discontinuing it is a matter within the prerogative and powers of the Public Prosecutor.

Loth Khan that the Hon. This practise has been exercised in many other cases upon representation by counsel and upon discovery of fresh evidence or that the evidence has weakened under cross examination. Lim was also charged under Section of the Penal Code for allegedly using his position to obtain gratification by purchasing a bungalow from Phang at RM2.

Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act carries a minimum imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of five times the value of gratification or RM10, whichever is higher.

Businesswoman Phang Li Koon, who sold the bungalow to Mr Lim, was also acquitted of the corruption charge against her. This conclusion was arrived in light of fresh evidence that have arisen during the cross-examination of prosecution witnesses," he said. I am glad for my lawyers, my family, party leaders and my supporters who have been with me through thick and thin.

The High Court today acquitted Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon of the corruption charges against them over the purchase of a bungalow at allegedly below market price after the prosecution decided to drop the charges.

Without giving details, DPP Mohamad Hanafiah Zakaria said in his statement that fresh evidence had arisen during the cross-examination of prosecution witnesses. Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act carries a minimum imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of five times the value of gratification or RM10, whichever is higher.

This followed an application made by the Deputy Public Prosecutor, following a representation sent by the defence to the Attorney-General, to withdraw the case. Datuk Mohamad Hanafiah said that Mr Thomas had no hand in the decision to withdraw the case, after he recused himself form the matter in August.

There must be a stop. Having made the above findings, I opined that I would not be fulfilling my duties as Deputy Public Prosecutor to let the case continue knowing full well that that the case against both Lim Guan Eng and Phang Li Koon would not succeed at the end of the prosecution case.

The second offence carries imprisonment of a maximum two years, a fine, and forfeiture of property upon conviction.

Penang High Court acquits Guan Eng, Phang of corruption

Former chief minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon was granted a discharge amounting to acquittal by the High Court here today over their corruption case. I would not be fulfilling my duties as Deputy Public Prosecutor to let the case continue knowing full well that that the case against both Lim Guan Eng and Phang Li Koon would not succeed at the end of the prosecution case," he said.

As for those who had made the claims against him, he said, he left their fate to God. This conclusion was arrived in light of fresh evidence that have arisen during the cross-examination of prosecution witnesses. Pix by Muhaizan Yahya Speaking to newsmen later, Lim thanked his lawyers, family, friends and supporters for placing their utmost trust in him.

Having given the said task, I have perused the evidence that has been investigated by MACC and the evidence that have been adduced and tested under cross examination thus far, I concluded that as a result of the cross-examination of the prosecution witnesses who has testified so far, the evidence supporting the first charge under Section 23 of the MACC Act and under Section of the Penal Code has been substantially weakened.

Lim Guan Eng case was withdrawn after witness testimony: Prosecutor

The second offence carries imprisonment of a maximum two years, a fine, and forfeiture of property upon conviction. Prosecutor Tue, Sep 04, - 3: I wish to stress that I have decided the representations without any influence from any quarters. Lim was also charged under Section of the Penal Code for allegedly using his position to obtain gratification by purchasing a bungalow from Phang at RM2.

In fact, there was a letter from a legal firm representing the complainant in the above said case objecting to any idea of withdrawing the charges against Lim Guan Eng and Phang Li Koon.

Attorney General has recused himself in all deliberations regarding the above said case, and will not be involved in any decision the AGC will decide in the above said case. Today, Phang and I were ready for any kind of possibility.

As for those who had made the claims against him, he said, he left their fate to God. Some lawyer groups have also called for AG Tommy Thomas, recently appointed by the PH administration, to resign for not upholding the rule of law. We do not conduct cases on an instalment basis.(FMT) - The High Court today acquitted Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon of the corruption charges against them over the purchase of a bungalow at allegedly below market price after the prosecution decided to drop the charges.

Deputy public prosecutor Masri Mohd Daud. 1. I would like to clarify that the Hon. Attorney General had no hand in the decision to enter nolle prosequi (where Public Prosecutor does not propose further to prosecute the accused) on the charges against Lim Guan Eng and Phang Li Koon.

This is clearly stated in the joint press release dated 2nd August by the Solicitor General Datuk Engku Nor Faizah binti Engku Atek and the then.

Made by my lecturer Mr Ramachandran from Taylors Lakeside University. [PUTRAJAYA] The corruption case against Malaysia's Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng was dropped after fresh evidence surfaced during the trial, a deputy public prosecutor (DPP) said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

GEORGE TOWN: The High Court here on Monday granted a discharge amounting to an acquittal on former Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and businesswoman Phang Li Koon over their corruption charges, two years ago. Feb 14,  · I came across this case. The case spelt out certain numbers of principles but one that caught my eyes is the law on corroboration.

The principle can be summarized as follows: 1. As a general rule, the conviction of an accused may proceed upon the uncorroborated evidence of one witness. 2. There are cases where.

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