MACC questions ex-PKR man Afif on Penang undersea tunnel project

Several Penang exco members have been questioned regarding the RM6.3 billion undersea tunnel project in the state.

PUTRAJAYA: Former Penang executive councilor Dr Afif Bahardin arrived at the Malaysian Anti- Corruption Commission (MACC) headquarters to have his statement taken over the graft-busters’ probe into the RM6.3 billion undersea tunnel project in the state.

The former PKR leader, who is the Seberang Jaya assemblyman, arrived at 2pm.

“I believe I was called in as a former state executive councilor, a post I held from 2013 to 2020.

“I don’t know what they want to ask. All excos have been called in,” he told reporters.

Dr Afif Bahardin.

He said MACC did not ask him to bring along any documents and this was the first time he was having his statement taken over the project.

“Maybe I am being called in because I attended state government meetings.”

Afif, an ally of former PKR deputy president Mohamed Azmin Ali, resigned as the Penang exco in charge of health, agriculture and agro-based industries.

Last month, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow was questioned by the MACC in Penang over the same project.

Other state leaders who have been questioned include three excos — Phee Boon Poh, Chong Eng and Jagdeep Singh Deo.

MACC chief commissioner Azam Baki has has declined to comment on the possibility that any exco would be arrested in the case which has been under investigation since 2017.

Prior to this, a former high-ranking Penang Port Commission officer was remanded for four days over the case.

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