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Penang's Deputy CM II Meets With MACC On Undersea Tunnel Project

Pic: NST (Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy has arrived at the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here to have his statement taken.)Pic: NST (Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy has arrived at the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here to have his statement taken.)

GEORGE TOWN: Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy has arrived at the state Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office here to have his statement taken.

It is believed that he is meeting representatives of the anti-graft body as part of its probe into the proposed RM6.3 billion Penang undersea tunnel project.

Accompanied by his lawyer Datuk Aljit Singh Jessy, Ramasamy entered the office at about 8.45am.

He told reporters outside the building that he was asked to be present at 9am to have his statement taken in relation to the tunnel probe.

“I am not directly involved, as it is not under my portfolio.

“However, I may have been called in following my (public) statements on the issue,” he said.

Ramasamy added that he will render his fullest assistance to the graft busters.

Yesterday, state Public Works Committee chairman Lim Hock Seng was summoned by the MACC to have his statement taken.

The process lasted nearly 12 hours.

The MACC is currently probing the tunnel project following reports alleging corruption and abuse of power made by Parti Cinta Malaysia deputy president Datuk Huan Cheng Guan.

- NST