MACC lodges police report after RPK's tunnel project allegations

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 02 Mar 2019

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission has lodged a police report over leaked investigation papers.

This followed news that political blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin had allegedly made an expose based on leaked documents on the Penang undersea tunnel project.

"The papers alleged that several DAP leaders, including Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, received kickbacks from the contractor.

Raja Petra claimed this was revealed by the contractor after the MACC arrested him and took his statement.

The MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki confimed that a police report had been lodged on the matter on Thursday (Feb 28).

However, he declined to elaborate on the issue.

On Friday (March 1) Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad rubbished the graft claims made by the controversial blogger, calling him a liar. 

"Raja Petra Kamarudin is a liar, and you still believe him?" he asked reporters before walking off.

In several articles published in Raja Petra’s blog over the past week, the blogger alleged that several Penang state exco were implicated in the MACC’s probe into the project and its related road projects, estimated to be worth RM6.3bil.


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