GEORGE TOWN – Penang state executive councillor Lim Hock Seng was called by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here today for his statement related to the state project involving three highways and an undersea tunnel.
The state Public Works, Utility and Transport Committee chairman arrived at the MACC office at Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah here at 9am, accompanied by his lawyer R.S.N Rayer.
Rayer told reporters when met at the MACC office at 6.30pm that Lim was still giving his statement, with the process expected to take another two to three hours.
“Yesterday, they (MACC) sent a notice (to come and give the statement). Yang Berhormat Lim Hong Seng came here with me this morning. I have been made to understand that he has only been called in as a witness to help in the investigation.
On Jan 5, Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) vice-president Datuk Huan Cheng Guan lodged a report and submitted allegedly new evidence regarding the RM15 billion undersea tunnel project to the MACC in Putrajaya for investigation into whether misconduct or corruption in the bid for the project had been committed.
Previously, the project had courted various controversies over the high cost of its feasibility studies, as well as the mode of payment allegedly through swapping of state government land, besides protests from residents concerning its economic, social and environmental impact. – BERNAMA