PETALING JAYA: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has refuted a Barisan Nasional lawmaker's allegation that he had bought a previously rented house in Penang for an unusually low price.
He defended himself on Twitter by saying that the house was bought through a sub-sale and not from the developer.
Tasek Gelugor MP Datuk Shahbudin Yahaya said the house in Georgetown, valued at RM2.5mil (S$835,900) in 2008, was bought by Lim in Oct last year for only RM2.8mil, after extensive renovations were said to have been made.
Shahbudin claimed that the purchase price did not reflect the price appreciation of the property.
"More lies by Umno trying to equate me with BN. Bought 40-year-old house through sub-sale not through developer, will reply tomorrow," Lim tweeted on Thursday.