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BN Questions High Cost Of Three Penang Roads

Last update: 20/06/2017
 
CYBERJAYA, June 20 (Bernama) -- Barisan Nasional (BN) Strategic Communication Director Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan has given the DAP-led Penang government a week or until after Aidilfitri to explain how it overpaid three main road projects on the island by 400 per cent.

He said that if no explanation was forthcoming, he would not hesitate to report the matter to the police or Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission asking for an investigation to determine whether there was any element of corruption or abuse of power.

From the Penang Public Accounts Report 2016, the cost of feasibility studies for the three roads -- Tanjung Bungah-Teluk Bahang paired road of 10.53km; Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu-Air Itam bypass of 5.7 km and Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu-Persiaran Gurney bypass of four km -- was RM31.3 million while the detailed design fees was RM177.5 million or a total of RM208 million, he said.

"According to a written answer given to the Penang State Assembly on May 19 this year, state executive councillor Lim Hock Seng had confirmed that a total sum of RM208.8 million had been paid to the concession holder using the state land," he told a press conference here today.....

 
 

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