Businessman charged with cheating director in tunnel project arrested again

Businessman G Gnanaraja was charged with cheating a company director of RM19 million in the Penang undersea tunnel project last week.

PETALING JAYA: Businessman G Gnanaraja who was charged with cheating a company director in the Penang undersea tunnel project last week, has been arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC).

In a statement, the MACC said it arrested Gnanaraja at 11.40am today at its headquarters in relation to its investigations into money laundering.

“Gnanaraja will face several charges under the Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA).

“He will be brought to the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur on April 8, at 8.30am to face the charges.”

Last week, Gnanaraja was accused of cheating Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd executive director Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli of RM19 million between July and August 2017 at various locations in Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur.

Gnanaraja was said to have deceived Zarul into believing that he could help him close money laundering investigations against him by the MACC.

Gnanaraja was first arrested by MACC last year following allegations that he received RM19 million from the main project contractor, Consortium Zenith Construction, to help stop investigations into the company.