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Remand Extended For Businessman In Penang Undersea Tunnel Probe

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PUTRAJAYA — The remand on a businessman with a “Datuk Seri” title who was alleged to have received RM19 million to end the probe on a RM6.3 billion undersea tunnel mega project in Penang has been extended for another five days beginning tomorrow.

Magistrate Nik Muizzuddin Nik Muhammad extended the remand order until March 10 following an application by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

The businessman, aged 37, has been in remand for six days since last Feb 28.

According to a MACC source, the businessman, whose wife is a leader of a non-governmental organisation, was believed to have received the money from the main contractor of the project to close MACC’s investigation on the case.

He was alleged to have received the payment in stages between July and August last year. – BERNAMA

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