MACC called Guan Eng over RM6.3 billion undersea tunnel project in Penang


PUTRAJAYA: Former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has been called in by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the controversial RM6.3 billion Penang undersea tunnel project.

He was accompanied by Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo and Jelutong MP RSN Rayer and arrived at the MACC Headquarters at 1.00pm on July 22.

Guan Eng’s arrival was confirmed by the Deputy Head of MACC (Operation) Datuk Ahmad Khusairi as quoted by Bernama.

Ahmad said, Guan Eng who is also the Secretary General of DAP was called to assist in the undersea tunnel project issue.

Meanwhile on June 30 MACC had detained the former senior officer of the Penang Port Commission (PPC) to assist in the alleged corruption element related to the tunnel project

It was reported that MACC had also called several witnesses to record their conversation relating to the tunnel project.

Lim served as Penang Chief Minister between 2008 and 2018.

According to Star Online, graft investigators have also met with Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and State Exco Members including Jagdeep Singh Deo, Chong Eng, and Phee Boon Poh.

The MACC has also visited the offices of state Public Works, Utilities and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari and Deputy Chief Minister ll Dr P. Ramasamy on the 52nd floor of Komtar. –Malaysia World News

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