Guan Eng’s statement recorded by police

 |Apr 2, 2018
Penang Chief Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng

GEORGE TOWN: Two police officers from the Commercial Crime Investigation Department went to Penang Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s office to have his statement recorded.

This was believed to be in relation to a recent video of Lim seen to be mocking the Goods and Services Tax (GST) by teaching kindergarten children to sing along to the song.

The police officers arrived at his office at level 28 in Komtar at around 2pm yesterday.

The officers had recorded Lim’s statement right after he gave a conference.

Lim was accompanied by his lawyer RSN Rayer.

Police had previously confirmed that they would be calling Lim in to record his statement in relation to the anti-government video that had gone viral on social media.

The video which was uploaded by a Chinese daily showed Lim teaching a group of kindergarten children to sing along to the song mocking the GIST and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

The video was believed to have been recorded during the launch of a free tuition centre funded by the state government which was also attended by several DAP leaders.

The act had prompted various NGOs and political parties to lodge police reports as they had claimed Lim was exploiting children politically.

Following that, police had carried out investigations under Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.