Ramasamy’s statement recorded

 |Feb 15, 2018

GEORGE TOWN: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P Ramasamy has had his statement recorded by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to assist in investigations over the RM6.3 billion Undersea Tunnel Project.

Ramasamy spent over seven hours at the MACC building yesterday to have his statement recorded at Penang MACC building in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, a day after another Penang exco spent 12 hours having his statement recorded over the same probe.

On Monday, Public Works Committee chairman Lim Hock Seng turned up at the MACC office to have his statement recorded.

Ramasamy told reporters that be was asked to confirm several matters in the meeting minutes held to discuss the controversial tunnel project.

“Besides that, I was also asked on the project’s tender since it was tabled in the state executive council meeting,” he was quoted as saying.

He arrived at the MACC office at around 8.45am and left at 4pm.

Ramasamy also maintained that he was not directly involved in the project, saying it was not under his portfolio.

The tunnel project has courted controversies due to the high cost of its feasibility studies as well as the 22-month delay to complete it.

The MACC is trying to probe claims that some politicians could have received kickbacks, some amounting to millions of ringgit from the project.

So far, four individuals including one Datuk Seri, two Datuks and a female engineering consultant have been detained to facilitate investigations.