PUTRAJAYA — July 22, 2020: Former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng was today questioned for almost six hours by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission over the Penang undersea tunnel project.
The former finance minister is scheduled to be questioned again on Saturday. Lim headed the state for 10 years from 2008.
The MACC is believed to be looking at why the state government allowed the tunnel special purpose vehicle company to pre-sell state land rights worth RM3 billion despite a four-year delay in the construction of roads.
It is also looking into the feasibility and detailed design studies that have yet to be completed although payment of RM220 million had been made to the SPV.
The MACC has so far questioned almost a dozen people, including current Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and state executive councillors Jagdeep Singh Deo, Chong Eng and Phee Boon Poh.
Also visited by the agency were the offices of state exco Zairil Khir Johari and Deputy Chief Minister ll Dr P. Ramasamy.