Penang undersea tunnel: Liow rubbishes allegations of pressuring CRCC to disclose information

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has rubbished allegations that he pressured China Railway Construction Corporation Ltd (CRCC) to disclose information regarding the roads and tunnel project in Penang.  

"There is no such thing," the MCA president told reporters after hosting the "Going 50: People Behind The TARC History" event on Tuesday (Feb 13).  

The Penang government claimed that Liow had abused his power as Transport Minister to put pressure on CRCC.  

"I do not want to be dragged into the discussion. The Penang government should answer all questions raised by Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong. Don't hide from it," he said.  

Liow had met top CRCC officials during his recent visit to China to attend the 1st Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Civil Aviation and also held a bilateral meeting with the Chinese transport minister in Beijing.  

It was reported that CRCC confirmed that it was never a shareholder of the special purpose vehicle for Penang's mega project of three main roads and an undersea tunnel.  

CRCC is the main contractor for the project.  

The RM6.34bil mega project came under the spotlight early January when the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission arrested several of its key officials for suspicion of graft.




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