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'Datuk seri' paid RM19m to 'cover up' Penang tunnel case to be charged

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A businessperson, who allegedly accepted RM19 million from a contractor to help cover up investigations into the Penang undersea tunnel, is slated to be charged tomorrow.

Quoting sources, The Star reported that MACC has received the green light from the Attorney-General's Chambers to initiate legal proceedings against the businessperson.

The 38-year-old suspect, who has a 'datuk seri' title, was detained by the MACC last February for accepting the money from the project's main contractor.

The suspect is believed to have been paid in stages between July and August 2017.

According to The Star, the first payment of RM2 million was believed to have been made in July 2017, while the second payment of RM15 million was made later the same month.

The remaining RM2 million was believed to have been paid in August the same year.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Azam Baki confirmed that the suspect will be charged at the Shah Alam Sessions Court.

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