GEORGE TOWN: It has already been over 6 months since the leaked investigation papers on the Penang Tunnel Scandal were published in online portal Malaysia Today (MT).
But until today, the police are yet to reveal the status of their investigation on the portal and, its editor-cum-political commentator Raja Petra Kamarudin (RPK).
Penang MIC chairman Datuk M. Nyanasegaran said the people, especially Penangites, were curious to know what had happened to the case.
“The tunnel scandal is a case of tremendous public interests.
“Lay public wants to know whether the leaked investigation papers were authentic.
“If yes, how the papers leaked out to RPK and what happened to the investigation on RPK?
“The people have the right to know,” said Nyanasegaran, also the MIC central committee (CWC) member.
Some 6 months ago, RPK published in MT a series of leaked Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) investigation papers on the multibillion ringgit Penang Tunnel Scandal.
The leaked papers have also exposed perpetrators, mostly DAP leaders, behind the tunnel scandal, described by many as the “biggest daylight robbery since the multibillion forex scandal in the 1990s”.
Following the exposure, the MACC lodged a police report to initiate an investigation into the leak.
However, the MACC has to date failed to provide any clarity on the authenticity of the leaked investigation paper.
The police too have been conveniently silent on the case.
“The police and MACC must clear the air on this,” insisted Nyanasegaran.
The leaked MACC investigation papers were mainly statements by the tunnel project main contractor, Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd managing director, Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli.
According to leaked papers, Zarul paid a bribe of RM22 million to close the MACC investigation and to get the investigation file marked NFA (no further action), and this is a fact because the alleged ‘bribe agent’ G.Gnanaraja is now facing trial.
Nyanasegaran said the people were hoping that the investigation into the tunnel scandal and leaked investigation papers would not be swept under the carpet.
“People want to know the truth about this scandal. They hope the case will not be marked NFA or KIV (keep in view). The MACC and police are duty bound to protect public interests.” – NTHQiBord, 5 September 2019.