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Only court order can stop Penang tunnel project: CM

Susan Loone  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Penang's undersea tunnel megaproject linking the island from Gurney Drive to Butterworth on the mainland will proceed as it is a 'valid contract' based on an open tender process, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

"Unless we get a court order to halt the project, it will proceed," he told reporters at a press conference in George Town.

Lim expressed surprise that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was re-investigating the project after it had carried out a similar probe in 2016.

His said the state administration was not aware of the MACC raid yesterday, during which two individuals with 'Datuk' titles were arrested...

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