PUTRAJAYA: Former Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has been called in by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), likely over the controversial RM6.3bil Penang undersea tunnel project.
He arrived at MACC headquarters here at 1.05pm on Wednesday (July 22), accompanied by Puchong MP Gobind Singh Deo and Jelutong MP RSN Rayer.
Lim served as Penang Chief Minister between 2008 and 2018.
Graft investigators have so far questioned close to a dozen people over the case.
This includes Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow and state exco members Jagdeep Singh Deo, Chong Eng, and Phee Boon Poh.
The MACC has also visited the offices of state Public Works, Utilities and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari and Deputy Chief Minister ll Dr P. Ramasamy on the 52nd floor of Komtar.
The controversial RM6.3bil Penang undersea tunnel project is again being probed by the anti-graft authority following fresh leads.
It is believed that the MACC is looking into why the state government allowed the Penang Tunnel special purpose vehicle (SPV) company to pre-sell state land rights worth RM3bil despite a four-year delay in the construction of roads.
Investigators are also believed to be looking into the RM305mil feasibility and detailed design studies that have yet to be completed, even though payment of RM220mil had been made to the SPV.
On hearing the news that Lim would be questioned, the media came in droves to camp out at MACC.