efe-epaKuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s former finance minister pleaded not guilty on Friday to a corruption charge related to the 6.3 billion ringgit ($1.5 billion) Penang undersea tunnel project.

Lim Guan Eng appeared in a Kuala Lumpur sessions court accused of having bribed a businessman when he was chief minister of Penang in return for helping to appoint the man's company to the project.