Datuk Seri to be charged with graft in Penang undersea tunnel project

The suspect was arrested by MACC last year after allegedly having received RM19 million from the project’s construction company.

PUTRAJAYA: A businessman with a “Datuk Seri” title will be charged tomorrow in relation to a graft probe on the Penang Undersea Tunnel project.

MACC Deputy Chief Commissioner Azam Baki confirmed the prosecution of the case when contacted today.

According to a source, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has been given the green light from the Attorney-General’s Chambers to charge him.

The 38-year-old man will face three charges under Section 420 of the Penal Code at the Shah Alam Sessions Court tomorrow.

It is said the man was arrested by the MACC in February last year after allegedly having received RM19 million from the project’s construction company.

It is alleged that he claimed to be able to resolve an investigation by the MACC into the company.

The source also said the company paid a total of RM19 million in cash in stages in July and August 2017, with all payments made in the Klang Valley.