Penang awards projects via open tender, corruption not possible, claims Guan Eng


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  • Sunday, 03 Mar 2019

GEORGE TOWN: Lim Guan Eng (pic) says that the Penang government conducts open tenders for its project, hence there is no issue of corruption when it comes to the undersea tunnel project.

"It was conducted by open tender, how can it be corruption?" asked the former Penang chief minister.

""There was a suit by me against Nasrudin who made a similar allegation, but he withdrew his statement, expressed regret and even paid me RM10,000.

It is believed that Lim was referring to former PAS leader Nasrudin Hassan Tantawi who paid the RM10,000 to settle a defamation suit over the Penang Tunnel project.

He was responding to allegations by political blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, who claimed that several DAP leaders had received kickbacks over the Penang undersea tunnel project

"We have explained in great detail about the whole tunnel project before.

"For those who try to raise this, they must also look at not only the facts – there was also a court case.

He added that the allegation was not directed at only one person and implicates four other exco members as well.

 

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