MACC to question state exco members today


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  • Monday, 06 Jul 2020

GEORGE TOWN: Three-term state executive councillors Phee Boon Poh and Chong Eng are expected to be questioned by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on the Penang undersea tunnel project today.

Chong Eng said she was scheduled to meet MACC officers at 11.30am but did not know for how long.

“Yes, as Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has said, state executive councillors will be questioned by MACC and I will meet them at my office,” she said.

However, Phee said that although he was scheduled to meet MACC officers today, the time had not been fixed yet.

“The Chief Minister’s office called me about the meeting but I don’t know what time it will be,” he said.

Chow, who is meeting MACC tomorrow, said this was the first time he was being questioned by MACC to help in the investigations over the RM6.3bil tunnel project.

“I have no idea what kind of questions I will be asked during the session but I guess it will be more of the ‘same old issue’,” he said when asked about the probe on the controversial project after launching the Grabmart goods delivery service at Chowrasta Market yesterday.

Meanwhile, state youth and sports committee chairman Soon Lip Chee said he and fellow state executive councillors Yeoh Soon Hin, Zairil Khir Johari and Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain would not be questioned by MACC.

Deputy Chief Minister l Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman has also confirmed that he would not be meeting the graft busters.

State local government, housing, town and country planning committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo could not be reached to know if he would be questioned.

Former exco member Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim said he was questioned for more than five hours, from 9.40am to almost 4pm, on Saturday.

“I was asked about the undersea tunnel and the three paired roads. I am not sure if I will be called again,” he said.

Another former exco member and member of the special purpose vehicle set up to undertake the tunnel project, Datuk Lim Hock Seng, who was also seen at the MACC office on Saturday morning, could not be reached for comment.

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