Malaysia charges former finance minister with corruption

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s former finance minister and senior opposition leader Lim Guan Eng was charged with corruption on Friday relating to soliciting a bribe for a $1.5 billion infrastructure project, state news agency Bernama reported.

Lim, arrested on Thursday night, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Anti-graft officials have said he will face two more charges next week.

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