Guan Eng grilled for six hours by MACC, asked to come back Saturday (July 25)

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  • Wednesday, 22 Jul 2020


PUTRAJAYA: Lim Guan Eng has left the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here after almost six hours of questioning over the controversial RM6.3bil Penang undersea tunnel project.

The former finance minister left the anti-graft agency's headquarters at 7.13pm Wednesday (July 22).

Jelutong MP R. S. N. Rayer, who is acting as Lim's lawyer, said the latter is unwell and had obtained an MC for today and tomorrow.

"However, since he received the notice from the MACC, he came anyway.

"Lim has been asked to come back on Saturday (July 25)," he said.

Earlier, Lim, who was summoned by MACC investigators, arrived at around 1.05pm Wednesday.

Graft investigators had so far questioned close to a dozen people over the case.

This includes Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and state exco members Jagdeep Singh Deo, Chong Eng, and Phee Boon Poh.

The MACC has also visited the offices of state Public Works, Utilities and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari and Deputy Chief Minister ll Dr P. Ramasamy on the 52nd floor of Komtar.

The controversial RM6.3bil Penang undersea tunnel project is again being probed by the anti-graft authority following fresh leads.

It is believed that the MACC is looking into why the state government allowed the Penang Tunnel special purpose vehicle (SPV) company to pre-sell state land rights worth RM3bil despite a four-year delay in the construction of roads.

Investigators are also believed to be looking into the RM305mil feasibility and detailed design studies that have yet to be completed, even though payment of RM220mil was made to the SPV.

Lim served as Penang Chief Minister from 2008 to 2018.

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