MCA asks why no news on probe into leaked MACC papers on Penang undersea tunnel

(The Star) – It has been six months but there is still no news on police investigations into the leak of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation papers on the Penang undersea tunnel project, says the MCA.

“What is the latest on the Penang undersea tunnel project? Is it still under KIV (keep in view) status?

“Has a warrant of arrest been issued to blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin (pic)?

“Why is it taking so long for the police to complete the investigation?” its president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong asked in a Facebook posting on Wednesday (Sept 4).

It was earlier reported that the MACC had lodged a police report over leaked investigation papers into the project.

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Political blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin, in a series of articles posted on his blog previously, wrote an expose based on the leaked documents.

He alleged that several Penang state exco members were implicated in the MACC probe into the project.

Dr Wee was also quoted as saying Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin had admitted that MACC had lodged a police report on Feb 28 over the alleged leaked documents.

Dr Wee said Mohamed Hanipa had told him to obtain a copy of the police report by MACC on his own.

He wrote to the then Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun and the then MACC chief commissioner Datuk Seri Shukri Abdull on April 2.

“Unfortunately, it has been five months and both of them have since retired,” he said.

Dr Wee said in April, businessman G. Gnanaraja was charged with deceiving Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd (CZC) senior executive director Datuk Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli into paying him RM19mil to help resolve the MACC probe into the undersea tunnel project.

“The question here is, several individuals or high-profile politicians were mentioned by Zarul in the investigation papers.

“Why was only Gnanaraja charged in court? The rakyat are questioning whether this is selective prosecution.

“It can’t be that half of the contents in the leaked MACC investigation papers is the truth while the other half is false.

“I hope the relevant authorities would enlighten us on this,” he added in the Facebook posting.

The 7.2km undersea tunnel is part of a RM6.3bil project that includes three paired roads.