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Ramasamy: MACC asked me to verify exco minutes on undersea tunnel project

Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy had his statements recorded by the MACC over the undersea tunnel project. — File picture by KE OoiPenang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy had his statements recorded by the MACC over the undersea tunnel project. — File picture by KE OoiGEORGE TOWN, Feb 14 — The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) had asked Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy to verify state exco meeting minutes related to the state’s RM6.3 billion undersea tunnel project.

Ramasamy, who was inside MACC headquarters for about six hours, said he was only able to verify the minutes of the meetings he had attended.

“The investigators also asked me technical details about the project which I told them I don’t know as I’m not involved in the project,” he said.

He was also asked if he knew certain individuals involved in the project and he said he only knew some of them.

“They were very cordial throughout and they allowed me to go for a one and a half hour lunch,” he told reporters outside the MACC headquarters here after he was released at about 4pm.

Ramasamy went to the MACC headquarters here at about 8.50am today to have his statement recorded.

Yesterday, state exco Lim Hock Seng, who holds the public works and utilities portfolio, spent more than 12 hours with MACC investigators to have his statement recorded.

MACC started a probe into the RM6.3 billion undersea tunnel project back in 2016 and continued the probe last month.

The agency had detained four senior executives for questioning in its investigations into the case and conducted raids at various offices including state government agencies last month.

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