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Penang Umno lodges report against Guan Eng

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Penang Umno Youth today lodged a police report against Lim Guan Eng over allegations by the chief minister who accused Umno and Umno leaders of receiving bribes in the submarine tunnel project in Penang.

Penang Umno Youth vice-chairperson Jasmin Noordin said Lim, who is also DAP secretary-general, had also accused Umno and BN of using the media to make false reports on the project.

"On Feb 28, I saw in his (Lim's) Facebook page of a media conference made by the chief minister and he had irresponsibly accused Umno and Umno party leaders of receiving bribes in the Penang tunnel project.

"He also said Umno had received a bribe but it was DAP that was blamed, so we are obliged to lodge a police report and hope the police would investigate the matter as there was a seditious element that can threaten public safety," he told reporters after lodging a police report at the Timur Laut district police headquarters in Penang.

The 7.2 km Penang submarine tunnel project is alleged to have been implemented with a costly feasibility study and payment mode involving the exchange of state land.

Following that, the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) has conducted investigations and several individuals, including the chairperson and deputy chairperson of the property development company, were remanded to facilitate investigations.

Jasmin also urged Lim to apologise openly as the MACC had previously confirmed Umno and its leaders accused by the chief minister were not involved in any corrupt practices involving the submarine tunnel project. - Bernama

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