Guan Eng told to reveal rental agreement on luxury bungalow
"What we are raising should be answered (by Lim), as it involves the principle on transparency and public spending," he told a press conference, here.
Tan is making the call following the statement by the chief minister's political secretary Ng Wei Aik in the Chinese newspapers which questioned the financial capacity of Tan's father, Datuk Tan Gim Hwa, to own a luxury condominium in Persiaran Gurney. Tan Gim Hwa, who is a Gerakan veteran leader, had been president of the Penang Island Municipal Council from 1992 to 1996.
Tan (Tee Beng) said Ng had no right to make such a statement as Lim had until today kept mum on work to get rid of termites and renovation of the chief minister's official residence, Seri Teratai.
In 2009, Lim moved from Seri Teratai to a luxury bungalow, claiming the official residence was infested with termites.
Tan said the chief minister had also not revealed the owner of the bungalow believed to be linked to the purchase of a piece of state land in Taman Manggis, Jalan Zainal Abidin, here, and the rental agreement between him and the owner of the bungalow.
"I challenge them (Ng dan Lim) to reveal the rental agreement for the bungalow, then only we will show the documents and all the details on the purchase of the condominium unit," he said.
Tan also questioned Lim's refusal to move to the official residence but to continue living in the rented luxury bungalow. The cost of renovating what was originally an ordinary bungalow was said to come to more than RM1.5 million. — Bernama