Property tycoon and key witness in Guan Eng trial fell to his death from condo

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A property developer in Penang, who was a witness in former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng’s undersea tunnel corruption trial, was found dead today.

The 53-year-old prominent businessman is said to have fallen to his death from the Palazzo condominium at Kelawei Road in Pulau Tikus, George Town, this morning.

Northeast district police chief Soffian Santong said there would be no further comment pending an investigation.

The man was taken to the Penang Hospital and later pronounced dead.

Northeast district police chief Soffian Santong said there would be no further comment pending an investigation.

“The individual died at the scene,” he said.

The man was taken to the Penang Hospital.

“We are shocked to have learnt about the death of our witness,” the MACC was quoted as saying.

Although police did not reveal the name of the businessman, it was reported by Sin Chew that the deceased was Ewein Bhd founder and executive chairman Ewe Swee Kheng.

In 2018, Ewe was arrested by MACC for investigations into claims of corruption in the undersea tunnel project.

He was the main witness in the corruption trial, which is ongoing, but had yet to be called to the stand.