Who is G Gnanaraja in the Penang undersea tunnel project

Modified 15 Aug 2020, 12:23 pm

Amid the corruption allegations surrounding the Penang undersea tunnel project, one of the interesting names that have emerged is that of the businessperson “Datuk Seri” G Gnanaraja.

The RM6.3 billion project has also seen former Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng recently charged in court on accusations of abusing his position to solicit a 10 percent cut of the value of the project and receiving RM3.3 million in bribes.

Lim has pleaded not guilty and claimed trial to the charges.

Two years ago, Gnanaraja was himself arrested on Feb 27, 2018 by the MACC on allegations of receiving RM19 million in bribes to help “settle” an investigation on the project by the anti-corruption agency.

The money supposedly came from Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd, a firm led by Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli that is part of a consortium that was awarded...

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