Hanipa to Wee: Get ‘MACC leak’ report yourself

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

KUALA LUMPUR: MCA president Wee Ka Siong was today told to acquire for himself a copy of a police report by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission of alleged leaks about the Penang undersea tunnel project.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Mohamed Hanipa Maidin said police reports are public documents and can be acquired from the police.

Hanipa was responding in the Dewan Rakyat to a question by Wee (BN-Ayer Hitam), who had asked the government to reveal the contents of the report and to confirm the authenticity of the information allegedly leaked.

“We want to know whether it is true or not, as we want to correct what is wrong,” Wee said.

He also urged the government to state how the investigation papers came to be leaked as it involved the integrity of MACC.

“The most important thing is the reputation of MACC and why there is no action taken,” he said.

Hanipa confirmed that MACC had lodged the report on Feb 28 and the matter was being investigated.

Several articles were carred by the Malaysia Today blog recently with images purporting to be of statements made to MACC by a witness. A number of Penang state executive councillors were investigated in connection with the undersea tunnel project.

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