Three Penang exco members give MACC statements


GEORGE TOWN: Three state executive councillors are the latest to have their statements recorded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the Penang undersea tunnel project.

They were state Housing, Town, Country Planning and Local Government Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo; Women, Family Development and Gender Inclusiveness Committee chairman Chong Eng; and Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh.

Jagdeep, who was the first to arrive at the commission’s Penang headquarters at 9.30am yesterday, spent about two and a half hours there and left at around noon.

Chong Eng, who reached the headquarters at 11.25am, came out of the building at about 3.20pm.

Speaking to reporters later, she said she was asked about her background and to confirm several minutes of meeting related to the undersea tunnel project.

Asked why it took so long for her to finish the session, Chong Eng said the officer handling the interview was new and given the task at the last minute.

“I have no idea whether I’ll be called again as I was told that the session is finished for now, ” she said, adding that she was treated to lunch during the interview.

Phee arrived at the building at about 2.40pm.

Earlier, three MACC officers were seen arriving at Komtar and were believed to have checked several documents at the state administrative building before leaving at noon.

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