PENANG — July 1, 2020: Former Penang Port Commission chairman Jeffrey Chew, also a former state DAP official, has been remanded for four days in relation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission investigation into the undersea tunnel project.
Chew was arrested yesterday.
He is being represented by lawyers RSN Rayer, Ram Karpal Singh and Gobind Singh Deo. Rayer said the investigation follows a report made recently.
Press reports indicated that the MACC had reopened investigations after receiving new evidence.
It is believed there would be more arrests.
The tunnel project is estimated to cost RM6.3 billion and will also have three paired-road. A total of RM305 million was spent just on the feasibility studies.
In April last year, a businessman linked to the project was charged with 68 counts of money-laundering involving RM11.4 million.