Penang exco questioned by MACC for 13 hours


GEORGE TOWN: State Works Committee chairman Lim Hock Seng was questioned on Tuesday by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) for some 13 hours.

It is believed that Lim was called in to have his statement recorded as part of MACC’s probe into the proposed RM6.3 billion Penang undersea tunnel project.

Lim was seen leaving the state MACC office about 9.50pm.

He declined to comment when approach.

His lawyer R.S.N Rayer said he was satisfied with the overall process.

Lim was seen leaving the state MACC office about 9.50pm. Pic by NSTP/DANIAL SAAD

Rayer said Lim was only called in to give his statement as a witness to assist with investigation and not as an accused.

“I went to check on him at least twice throughout the process and I was satisfied with the treatment given. They provided enough food and drinks.

“We are prepared to extend our fullest cooperation if MACC decides to call him in again at any time.

“I will also represent Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy, who has been called in for questioning,” he said at the state MACC office here.

Lim was accompanied by Rayer to the MACC at 9am. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd