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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Guan Eng ends third round at MACC after more than 8 hours


Former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng ended his third round of questioning at the MACC headquarters today after more than eight hours.
Lim and his lawyer RSN Rayer reportedly left the MACC building at 7pm.
According to Bernama, a source from MACC had said that for now, Lim would not be called up to give any more statements tomorrow.
He had been called in by the MACC twice before this in the past week to assist in investigations into the RM6.3 billion Penang undersea tunnel project.
Lim arrived at the MACC headquarters in Putrajaya at 10.42am today, accompanied by Rayer over the same case.
The first time he met the MACC over the undersea tunnel project was on Wednesday when he left the MACC office at 7.13pm, more than six hours after he arrived there. 
On Saturday, he went to the headquarters for the second round of questioning, where he again spent around seven hours. 
Aside from Lim, the MACC previously interviewed Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and former state executive councillor Dr Afif Bahardin as part of its probe into the project.
Earlier this month, its officers also paid a visit to the offices of two serving Penang state executive councillors.
Former Penang Port Commission chairperson Jeffrey Chew (photo), meanwhile, was arrested on July 1 and remanded for four days to facilitate investigations.
He was later released on an RM100,000 bail.
MACC first began investigating corruption allegations against the undersea tunnel project in March 2019.
Earlier this week, chief commissioner Azam Baki reportedly said the probe was in its final stages.
Blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin previously published what he claimed were leaked MACC investigation papers which implicated DAP leaders for allegedly receiving kickbacks from project contractor Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd (CZC).
Lim responded that CZC had won the project following an open tender and denied the corruption allegations.
Part of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), the proposed 7.2km undersea tunnel connects George Town on the Penang island to Butterworth on the mainland.
The project also encompasses two highways connecting Gurney Drive and Air Itam to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway and another paired road connecting Tanjung Bungah to Teluk Bahang. - Mkini

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