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Remand extended for businessperson in undersea tunnel probe

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The remand on a businessperson with a “Datuk Seri” title, who was alleged to have received RM19 million to end the probe on the RM6.3 billion undersea tunnel mega project in Penang has been extended for another five days, beginning tomorrow.

Magistrate Nik Muizzuddin Nik Muhammad extended the remand order until March 10 following an application by the MACC.

The suspect, aged 37, has been on remand for six days since last Feb 28.

According to a MACC source, the businessperson, whose wife is a leader of a non-governmental organisation, was believed to have received the money from the main contractor of the project to close MACC's investigation on the case.

He was alleged to have received the payment in stages between July and August last year.

--Bernama

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