MO,12/3/2018, PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) has engaged engineering experts and consultants to assist the Penang tunnel probe. Its deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki said the views of these experts were needed to help see the project “from an engineer’s point of view”. He added that investigations into the case were still ongoing.
“If need be, the MACC will also engage independent consultants to help shed light on the project,” he said when met at the Rural and Regional Development Ministry’s corruption-free pledge event on Monday (March 12). Azam also said that there were no further arrests that will be made at the moment. “But if there is a need to do it, we will,” he added.
The Penang undersea tunnel project was initially planned to link Bagan Ajam in Butterworth with Gurney Drive on the island. The project was supposed to see the construction of three paired highways which link Gurney Drive, Air Itam and the tourism belt of Batu Ferringhi to the sole expressway on the island, the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway.