CYBERJAYA - Barisan Nasional strategic communications director Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan has given the DAP-led Penang government a week or until after Hari Raya Aidilfitri to explain how it overpaid for three main road projects on the island by 400%.
He said that if no explanation was forthcoming, he would report the matter to the police or the 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, namely the 10.53km Tanjung Bungah-Teluk Bahang paired road; the 5.7km Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu-Air Itam bypass and the 4km Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu-Persiaran Gurney bypass was RM31.3mil, while the detailed design fees was RM177.5mil for a total of RM208mil, he said.
"According to a written answer given to the Penang State Assembly on May 19 this year, state executive councillor Lim Hock Seng confirmed that a total of RM208.8mil had been paid to the concession holder using state land," he told a press conference here Tuesday.
Abdul Rahman, who is also Minister in the Prime Minister's