Penang Deputy Chief Minister next on MACC's radar

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  • Thursday, 02 Jul 2020

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy. -filepic

GEORGE TOWN: Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy is next in line to be questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in investigations believed to be in relation to the Penang Undersea Tunnel project.

Ramasamy confirmed that MACC officers would be at his office at 9.30am on Friday (July 3).

He said he was told the officers would also visit a few other exco members and the Chief Minister's office.

"My office received a call from an MACC officer, stating that they wished to come tomorrow.

"Of course, we welcome them. We practise an open door policy here. I am ready to assist MACC in any way they need.

"Also important is that they investigate people who have stolen billions," he said.

Ramasamy told reporters on Thursday (July 2) that the MACC had taken his statement in 2018 on "political donations".

"The matter was laid to rest after that. Now with the new government, they would like to look at it again," he said.

He said MACC did not tell him the purpose of the visit nor the nature of the questions they would like to ask.

"I have told them in 2018 that I am not involved in the (undersea) tunnel project, because that is not my portfolio.

"If they ask me for detailed information, I would have to say I don't know about that. It's not under my portfolio," he said.

In the state exco, Ramasamy is in charge of state economic planning, education, human capital development, and science, technology and innovation.

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