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MACC reopens Penang tunnel probe

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GEORGE TOWN, July 1 2020: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has relaunched the probe into the Penang undersea tunnel project,

According to sources, the fresh investigation was initiated after MACC received new evidence related to the case

The commission was said to be planning on detaining several individuals, including Penang government officials for questioning.

The MACC had opened six investigation papers on the tunnel project following allegations of corruption which started in 2017.

Critics of the RM6.3 billion project had among others questioned the high cost of its RM305 million feasibility studies.

A businessman who was implicated in the controversy surrounding the tunnel project had in April last year, been charged with 68 counts of money laundering involving RM11.4 million.

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