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Police report lodged against Penang tunnel project

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GEORGETOWN — July 17, 2017: Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) wants the police to investigate its claim that the DAP-led Penang government had awarded part of the work to a company without the minimum capital requirement for the undersea tunnel project.

PCM vice-president Datuk Huan Cheng Guan lodged a police report yesterday on the possibility of fraud or abuse of power  in the bidding process.

According to him, a company is required to have a certain amount of capital before it can bid for a project.

“However, the company which succeeded is said to have capital 1,900 times lower than the minimum set by the Public Works Department,” Huan told reporters here today.

PCM also intends to submit the report to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission.

The 7.2-kilometre long undersea tunnel is to connect Persiaran Gurney on Penang island to Bagan Ajam in Seberang Perai. In addition, three roads are to be built in relation to the tunnel. Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn. Bhd. (Zenith), comprising several companies, has been awarded the job.

The project had previously faced controversies, among them the high cost of the feasibility study and the payment method which involved the exchange of state land.

Huan has also criticised Zenith’s move to file an injunction with the high court here to prohibit third parties from issuing any statements regarding the tunnel project. — Bernama

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