(STAR) PENANG: Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has given former deputy chief minister Datuk Abdul Rashid Abdullah until April 28 to explain himself over alleged land improprieties under the previous administration.
Failing which, the state government will reveal all details, Lim said after the state executive councillor meeting on Wednesday.
The land improprieties had resulted in millions of ringgit being siphoned off state coffers, the new state government has alleged.
Abdul Rashid, also the former chairman of the state’s development and land affairs committee, has denied knowledge of any land improprieties.
He also reportedly cautioned Lim against making “blind allegations without any proof in hand” and lambasted the new state government for not knowing how to run its administration.
He suggested Lim “take lessons on land administration before making allegations about land discrepancies”.
“Initially I had not planned to expose the details just yet, nor had I made any accusations because I wanted to give Abdul Rashid a chance to explain why premium discounts were given to certain quarters and why state land was alienated to some big companies,” Lim had said earlier.