Datuk Seri under remand in tunnel graft probe released

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  • Tuesday, 30 Jan 2018

PUTRAJAYA: The “Datuk Seri” chairman who was arrested in the Penang undersea tunnel graft probe has been released after spending five days under Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) custody.

Magistrate Khir Nizam Jemari allowed the 62-year-old, who heads an engineering consultancy firm, to be released on a bail of RM58,000 with one surety.

The man was the fourth individual to be arrested in MACC’s investigation of the controversial mega-project in Penang.

The “Datuk Seri” was detained on Jan 24 after he came to the MACC headquarters to give a statement on the case.

Sources claimed that he was being investigated for allegedly forging claim documents submitted to the Penang government over the RM305mil feasibility study into the RM6.3bil project com­prising three main roads and an undersea tunnel.

The MACC said it has questioned over 70 witnesses in relation to the case so far.

Earlier this month, two high ranking Datuks of development and construction companies were detained and spent a total of 11 days under MACC custody.

A senior engineering consultant in her 50s was also arrested last week, and released on Sunday after being remanded for five days.

The project includes the construction of a 7.2km undersea tunnel connecting Gurney Drive on the island to Bagan Ajam in north Butterworth.

There will also be a 10.53km North Coastal Paired Road from Tanjung Bungah to Teluk Bahang, a 5.7km Air Itam-Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway bypass and a 4.075km Gurney Drive-Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway bypass.

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