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Datuk Seri remanded for Penang tunnel investigation

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PUTRAJAYA, Jan 25 2018 : The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission today obtained a five-day remand order from the Magistrate’s Court here on an engineering consultancy company chairman with a ‘Datuk Seri’ title to facilitate investigations into the proposed undersea tunnel project in Penang.

The 62-year-old man is believed to have a hand in preparing false claims to the Penang state government for feasibility studies of three major roads and tunnel in the state worth more than RM305 million.

The suspect was detained when he came to the MACC headquarters here about 2.44 pm yesterday to give his statement.

It is learned, the man’s firm was once involved in various mega projects, including construction of a bridge in Penang, a bus terminal in the federal capital and upgrading of a state airport.

The latest remand brought the number of individuals detained by MACC in the undersea tunnel project probe, to four.

The 7.2-kilometre project linking Persiaran Gurney to Bagan Ajam in Seberang Perai and three major roads was awarded to Consortium Zenith Construction. – Bernama

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