NG LUM YONG: The crying and tears aside, this is the bottom line.
The company that paid Guan Eng’s wife legal fees of RM372k was newly set-up with a paid-up capital of RM400k.The money paid went straight into her personal bank account and not thru her law firms account. She has no law firm and there is no record of her having a practising certificate or had practised law for 10 years.
The company had very small revenues of RM160k (year 2014) and RM434k (year 2015) right after it was set-up in end June 2013.
It was never explained why a newly set-up company with low revenues had to pay a staggering RM372k in legal fees. Legal fees for what specifically?
The owner of that company paying the fees is Phang Li Koon who had much dealings with the Penang State government. Isn’t it already a conflict of interest that Betty is collecting huge fees from such a company?
This is not the first benefit gained by Guan Eng and family from the very same owner of the company. We all remember the under-priced 10,000 square feet bungalow in a choice neighbourhood bought for RM2.8 million when the market price was as much as RM7 million.
My advice is not to get taken in by the emotional play of politicians (yes, Betty is ALSO a politician and multiple terms state assemblywomen and a card-carrying DAP member) or race-based rhetoric.
It doesn’t mean that if you are Chinese (or Malay or Indian), you cannot be corrupted. Let us hear the arguments and evidence presented in court first before passing judgement
Guan Eng’s Wife, Betty Chew, To Be Charged Under AMLA
Chew who turned up at MACC headquarters here at about 10.45 am, was accompanied by her sister-in law, Lim Hui Ying and lawyer Lee Khai.
Lee said he accompanied his client to the MACC this morning to have her statement taken over the investigation on her alleged involvement with a private company, Excel Property Management and Consultancy Sdn Bhd. company.
“The investigation is relating to the legal consultancy she provided to the company and it was investigated under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities (AMLA) Act.