Lim Guan Eng born 8 December 1960 is a Malaysian politician from the Democratic Action Party (DAP) currently serving as the Minister of Finance of Malaysia, three-term Member of Parliament (MP) and three-term assemblyman (MLA) representing Bagan and Air Putih respectively. She is the first serving assemblywoman to be married to a Chief Minister. He was re-elected in the 1990 and 1995 general elections, albeit with reduced majorities. Lim’s official visit to Bangkok also witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Penang and Bangkok, which enabled Penang to be a fast-growing world-class and international city. Prior to this state visit, Penang was looking to develop its tourism by seeking co-operation with Bangkok. It covers various mass transportation systems such as Light Rail Transit (LRT), LRT link between Penang Island and Seberang Perai, monorail, trams, bus transit system (BTS), catamaran (water taxis) across the channel between Penang Island and Seberang Perai, and cable car. Lim is the first ethnic-Chinese Malaysian to hold the position since Tan Siew Sin of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) served from 1959 to 1974. In September 2018, Lim cancelled two contracts, worth approximately $2.795 billion, with China Petroleum Pipeline Bureau for oil and gas pipelines, stating that some of the funding from the Exim Bank of China had been misappropriated as part of the 1MDB scandal. Lim has announced B40 (Bottom 40 per cent) National Protection Scheme, which is a free national health insurance scheme for the low income starting from 1 January 2019 at an initial cost of RM2 billion. Lim said that the state aspires to be achieve global city status by becoming a major economic hub, a top choice for investors, a desirable place for tourists and a habitat of choice for people who want to earn a sustainable living. In December 2015, the Penang state government implemented the RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). There can be no women’s rights if female rape victims are considered equally responsible, and even detained, whilst the accused remain free. After a series of appeals, Lim was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. Lim was charged under Section 4 of the Sedition Act 1948 for causing ‘disaffection with the administration of justice in Malaysia’. He was also charged under Section 8A of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 for ‘maliciously printing’ a pamphlet containing allegedly ‘false information’ which supposedly described the alleged rape victim as an ‘imprisoned victim’ because she was initially detained by Malaysian police without parental consent for 10 days. During the judicial procedure, Lim was quoted as saying: If I fail and have to go to jail, I have no regrets. He thus became the first person to be elected to three consecutive terms in Kota Melaka. The transport master plan aims to ease ongoing traffic congestion problems in Penang. After the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition (of which the DAP is part) emerged victorious in the 2018 Malaysian general election and formed the Federal Government, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad announced Lim Guan Eng’s appointment as the Minister of Finance. Besides that, the master plan also incorporates Pan-Island Link Highway which connects Gurney Drive and Bayan Lepas via Air Itam. He was the first person to be detained and the last to be released during Operation Lalang.