MACC Arrests Guan Eng’s Wife Betty Chew, Plans to Charge Her with Graft

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Betty Chew, wife to Bagan MP Lim Guan Eng, has been arrested after she turned up at the Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office in Penang this morning, her lawyer said.

“MACC arrested Betty Chew. I am accompanying her to have her statement taken,” Lee Khai told Malay Mail when contacted this afternoon.

He added that Guan Eng’s sister Lim Hui Ying who had accompanied Chew to the MACC had posted her bail of RM50,000.

A source within the MACC also told Malay Mail that the commission plans to charge Chew and Penang businesswoman Phang Li Koon along with Guan Eng at the Sessions Court next week.

However, the source who spoke on condition of anonymity could not reveal the details of the possible charges.

Chew, a former Melaka state lawmaker, was seen entering the Penang MACC headquarters at about 10.45am.

Phang, who was jointly charged with Lim over graft allegations in 2016, was reportedly called in for questioning last night and detained.

Guan Eng and Phang were both acquitted by the High Court in September 2018 for graft charges in 2016. – MMO