Penang CM: State govt will cooperate fully in MACC probe on undersea tunnel project

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  • Saturday, 04 Jul 2020

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pic) says the state government will fully cooperate with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in the ongoing investigation of the Penang undersea tunnel project.

Chow said the state government would give their utmost assistance to the MACC so that the anti-graft agency can complete their investigation.

"It is the rule of law in this country, we have to abide and cooperate in the investigation," he told reporters after launching the offer letter ceremony of rent-to-own (RTO) scheme at Desa Wawasan Flat on Saturday (July 4) morning.

Chow said several executive councillors and former councillors of the state government including him will also be summoned by the MACC in this few days.

He added that several officers from the state technical agencies will also be called up.

On Friday (July 3), MACC officers visited the offices of state Public Works, Utilities and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari and Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy on the 52nd floor of Komtar.

It was believed that Ramasamy was interviewed by the officers while Zairil was not in the office.

On Wednesday (July 1), Chow said the state government had received a letter from the MACC to interview several state executive councillors and leaders regarding the undersea tunnel issue.

Former Penang Port Commission chairman Jeffrey Chew Gim Eam was remanded for four days beginning July 1 to facilitate investigations into the case.

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