MACC: 2nd bribe recipient in tunnel case not Umno man

 |Mar 2, 2018

PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has identified a second individual suspected of receiving a sum of money to close the case on the RM6.3 billion tunnel-roads project in Penang.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Azam Baki, when met by reporters, said the individual was not an Umno MP (Abdul Azeez Rahim).

Asked if Umno politicians would be called in to assist investigation in the case, Azam said that depended on the investigations Bernama reported.

He spoke to reporters after the launching of the Women’s Anti-Corruption Movement (GWAR) here yesterday.

Earlier, an Umno politician denied allegations made against him on the undersea tunnel project in Penang and said he was prepared to be investigated by MACC.

Yesterday, a businessman was remanded for six days. He was believed to have received bribes amounting to RM19 million to close the case on investigations into the project in Penang.

The businessman was believed to have received the money from the project’s main construction company after claiming he was able to settle the investigation conducted by MACC.

Meanwhile, MACC chief Tan Sri Dzulkifli Ahmad advised Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azmin Ali and Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng not to make slanderous statements about the anti-graft agency.

“I ask these two leaders to be careful when making statements regarding cases that are being investigated by the MACC. This is to ensure whatever they say in public does not have elements of criminal defamation,” The Star Online reported him as saying.

“Let the MACC investigate independently, objectively and professionally, without any pressure from any party,” he added.