Guan Eng arrives at MACC HQ for third round of questioning

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  • Sunday, 26 Jul 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Former finance minister Lim Guan Eng arrived at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here for a third round of questioning at around 10.40am on Sunday (July 26).

Lim and his lawyer Jelutong MP R. S. N. Rayer arrived in a silver Mercedes.

They did not address the media and headed straight into the building.

On Saturday (July 25), Lim was questioned for about seven hours by anti-graft investigators over the RM6.3bil Penang undersea tunnel project.

Lim and Rayer were later seen exiting the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters here at 7.50pm Saturday.

On Wednesday (July 22), Lim spent six hours being questioned by MACC.

The controversial project is again being probed by the anti-graft authority following fresh leads.

Lim served as Penang chief minister from 2008 to 2018.

In a tweet, Lim said he would cooperate fully with the MACC investigation and thanked his supporters.

Graft investigators have 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.

MACC had 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.

It is believed that MACC is looking into allegations that 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 feasibility and detailed design studies that have yet to be completed, even though payment of RM220mil was allegedly made to the SPV.

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