Why Doesn’t Sarawak Report Write About Lim Guan Eng?
9 August 2020
Comments on just about every article by Sarawak Report detailing the sad levels of corruption in Malaysia have tended to include cyber-troopers complaining pitifully that this site has never ‘exposed’ DAP’s leader Lim Guan Eng.
Now, under the coup coalition the MACC has duly produced charges against the opposition leader sending the pro-UMNO cyber-troopers into a new frenzy, demanding that Sarawak Report accuse Lim Guan Eng of alleged corruption over a tunnel that has not yet started construction and the purchase of his (modest) private home.
The purpose is clear, in that the accusers seem to think that if they can claim their opponents are also criminal the multi-billions now proven to have been stolen by their own UMNO ex-leader and the jaw-dropping charges against so many others in their party will somehow no longer matter to electors.
Same Old Discredited Evidence?
This now long-running saga of accusations against the DAP leader has taken on a new significance now that for the very first time the Malaysian authorities have actually charged the UMNO/PAS bête noire (despite Lim Guan Eng having generously bailed them out of their own financial difficulties in at least two states during his period as Finance Minister).
The reason being that the charges against this top political target appear to be based on a twisted account of the exact same flimsy ‘information’ on which RPK based his earlier attacks, namely an affidavit made to the MACC by a businessman from the construction industry back in January 2018 after he was arrested by the previous BN regime who had also been seeking to discredit the DAP leader just before the last election.
The businessman, Zarul Ahmad Mohd Zulkifli, represented the company Zenith which had won the main contract for the so-called Penang undersea tunnel project.
RPK ‘leaked’ this affidavit on his site and claimed it showed Lim Guan Eng had solicited a 10% profit bribe from the manager of the company to whom a multi-billion ringgit Penang tunnel project was awarded and that the said “Zarul Ahmad told the MACC in a signed statement that the amount of kickbacks involved comes to about RM3 billion”.
This famous project has been on the drawing board for some ten years and the continuous butt of accusations of corruption by UMNO against DAP, but it has never gone ahead. So, no profit either way.
Zarul Ahmad Testified the “10% Profit Bribe” Was NOT Solicited
Reading the affidavit as released by RPK it becomes clear that, despite the claims the blogger made, this witness did not in fact accuse Lim Guan Eng of soliciting a 10% bribe or taking RM3 billion in kickbacks.
It also makes it clear that the witness (according to this leak at least) has no way of proving that other lesser accusations he makes against Lim Guan Eng and several others (including a number of UMNO MPs) of accepting cash donations are indeed correct. It is all one man’s word, without a shred of evidence.
Read the translation:
Question: Have you received written notice under section 53 (3) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009?
Answer: Yes I have signed this notice on 9.1.2018
(OKT is referred to the Arrest Notice Section 53 (3) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 dated 9/1/2018 in the name of Zarul Ahmad bin Mohd Zulkifli KP No.: 590907-09-5013)
I was arrested by a MACC officer named Khairul Anuar Bin Saad 9 January 2018 at 20.45hrs at the MACC Headquarters Precinct 7 Putrajaya. The MACC officer read out the provisions of section 53 (3) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 and explained to me the reasons I was arrested was that I was detained because I paid bribes to the Chief Minister of Penang and several others in connection with the underground tunnel project sea and three major roads in Penang. I understand, then I signed this notice in the signature space of the recipient of the notice. I have received and kept a copy of this notice.
I am a Director in the Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd Consortium (KZCSB). ZCSB is a construction company owned by me through Zenith Construction and three share partners namely Ng Yin Meng, Dato Ang Un Hin and 555 Capital Sdn Bhd. The Zenith Consortium was established in 2011 solely for this tunnel project. For this tunnel project, the Zentih Consortium has entered into a joint venture with the Beijing Urban Contruction Group (BUCG) and named it the Zentih Consortium – BUCG (ZCSB-BUCG JV). BUCG is an investor from China. For this tunnel contract business, operate in the ZCSB office.
My deal with BUCG before JV in ZCSB-BUCG was through my own company ZCSB to enter the MRT tender at that time. I invite BUCG and another construction company, Juteras owned by Tan Sri Tajuddin Ramli. However, planning
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to continue to enter the tender for the Sungai Buloh – Kajang MRT was not implemented.
Nature of business Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd is a constuction below the G7 class. Zenith Construction has not yet implemented a project to attempt to enter the Sungai Buloh MRT Project tender. This Tunnel Project in Penang is the first project implemented by ZCSB-BUCG JV.
Regarding the project to build a tunnel package and three main roads in Penang worth RM6.3billion which was awarded by the Penang government to ZCSB – BUGS JV in 2013. From the RM6.3b, it is broken down into three stages namely: –
- RM 305 million for flexsibility study and detail design work.
- RM 500 million for land aquisation payments
- RM 5.8b for construction work to build 3 highways and 1 tunnel under the seabed. The 3 highways are from Ayer Hitam to Lim Chong Eu Highway at 5 KM, Twin Road from Teluk Bahang to Tanjung Bunga with a distance of 10 km and Gurney Bypass from Jalan Pangkor to Jelutong Expressway about 5 kilo. Meanwhile, the Under Sea Bed Tunnel from Bagan Agam to Jalan Pangkor with a distance of 7 KM.
(I stopped recording the OKT statement at 13:00 hrs due to break time and Friday prayers)
(I resumed recording the conversation at 15:30 hrs). OKT is remembered with previous evidence.
Before I explain how I started getting this tunnel project, I must explain my introduction to YB Dato Sri Nazri Aziz. I am an acquaintance
Dato Sri Nazri Aziz. I am an acquaintance of B Dato Sri Nazri Aziz. I am an acquaintance
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to Dato Sri Nazri Aziz since 1999. I first got to know Dato Sri Nazri Aziz through Dato Sri’s brother-in-law named Syed Nagiff. That introduction to this day. My justification with Dato Sri Nazri Aziz is a close acquaintance. I often meet and have a drink with Dato Sri at the Shangri La Hotel Jalan Sultan Ismail. Dato Sri is always at the Shangri La Hotel.
Around January 2011, I met Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz at the Shangri La Hotel. The meeting was in the evening. My purpose in meeting with Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz is to have a drink together. That night I went alone. Upon reaching the lobby lounge of the Shangri La Hotel, I saw Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz with Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister of Penang. There are a few more people with Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, whom I know is Rosli officer Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz, the late Shahidan only. and a few more that I can’t remember. Later, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz invited me to sit with them and Lim Guan Eng. I greeted Lim Guan Eng after Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz told Lim Guan Eng my name and his friend. Lim Guan Eng seems to be coming alone because there are no other Chinese people there.
During the meeting, I introduced to Lim Guan Eng that I had a business deal with BUCG, and asked Lim Guan Eng if there were any projects in Penang that I could participate in. I explained to Lim Guan Eng with BUCG, a construction company from China that I once had a joint venture to enter the tender for the Sungai Buloh Ampang MRT. Lim Guan Eng seemed interested in my introduction and had invited me to meet him in Penang. My meeting with Lim Guan Eng and Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz that night was about an hour. While I was with Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz and Lim Guan Eng, no one else came interrupt to meet Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz and Lim Guan Eng. That night’s meeting between me and Lim
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Guan Eng and Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz are not in the planning. I deny that saying the meeting was just for me was directed by Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz to meet with Lim Guan Eng. There was no mention of the tunnel project that night between the three of us. Lim Guan Eng gave me his phone number. His phone number is stored on my mobile phone which is kept by the current MACC officer. After an hour of meeting I went home leaving Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz and Lim Guan Eng.
(At 16:08 the conversation was stopped due to OKT Asr prayers)
(At 16:45, I resumed the conversation and OKT was reminded of the previous conversation).
Following Lim Guan Eng’s invitation during the meeting at the Shangri La Hotel, about a month later, I contacted Lim Guan Eng on his mobile phone. My purpose is to contact Lim Guan Eng to arrange a meeting with him. In my conversation with Lim Guan Eng, Lim Guan Eng had agreed for me to meet him at his office. Lim Guan Eng has given me the date of the meeting. Next, a meeting was held with Lim Guan Eng at his office at Menara Komtar.
During the meeting at Lim Guan Eng’s office at Menara Komtar, I went with three BUCG Malaysia representatives, namely Ee Chin Fatt – contract manager, Lee Chee Hoe – business development manager and another named Yang Hong Lin – CEO of BUCG Malaysia. Yang Hong Lin is a PRC citizen. There is another one with me named ‘King’. Let me explain about King. King is a Chinese and King introduced me to the BUCG China company so we can set up a JV business to enter the MRT Sg Buloh Kajang tender before this. King Malaysian citizen who
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no longer with BUCG Malaysia.
Returning to the meeting session with Lim Guan Eng, the Chief Minister of Penang earlier, in the main meeting room in Lim Guan Eng’s office, Lim Guan Eng himself gave a briefing to me and the group. I understand this briefing was held specifically for my company only because no one else was in the meeting room listening to the briefing, except the four of us and Lim Guan Eng only. No officer Lim Guan Eng was with him.
At the briefing session, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had told that the Penang Government wanted to implement three highways and one tunnel under the sea bed tunnel. Lim Guan Eng only showed a big plan in the meeting room. Lim Guan Eng has shown the construction of the hihghway and the tunnel on the plan. The construction planned by Lim Guan Eng is
told me to get project details from Mr. Rajendran, Engineer at the Penang Municipal Council.
For me, after a briefing with Lim Guan Eng, me and BUCG Malaysia, I am confident to implement this project. This project of course I implemented through my company Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd and BUCG Malaysia Sdn Bhd on a JV.
Even during the briefing, Lim Guan Eng did not tell the value of the project. I can estimate the value of the project is around RM7 billion. That is why BUCG and I are confident that we can implement this project, and that is what we told Lim Guan Eng during the briefing. In fact, this project was formerly known as PORR- Penang Outering Ring Road (PORR).
OKT re-read the conversation and acknowledged it was correct.
Question Answer Question Answer
: Is your testimony true in this case ?. : Yes.
: Are you forced / threatened to give the above statement? : None
: Do you want to amend your statement ?.
Signature of Examined Person Signature of Examiner …………………………………….. … ……………………………
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Zarul Ahmad Bin Mohd Zulkifli
Recording ends at 18:00 hrs.
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Wan Zulkifli Mohamed, PsK
I, Wan Zulkifli Bin Mohamed, PsK resumed the statement of Zarul Ahmad Bin Mohd Zulkifli, NO K / P: 590907-09-5013 on 13.1.2018 at 10:00 am in room VIR 13 Putrajaya MACC Headquarters. Before the recording of the statement was taken, I re-read his statement which was recorded on 12.1.12018.
Before the statement was recorded, I read to the person examined the requirements of section 53 (3) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 as follows:
“You have been arrested / informed that you may be charged under section 18 ASPRM 2009. Do you want to say anything? If there is any fact that you want to use in your defense in court, you are advised to state it now. If you do not state it until you go to court, there is less chance your evidence will be trusted and this will have a detrimental effect on your case in general. If you want to state any fact now, and you want it written down, this will be done. ”
Question: Do you understand the provisions of section 53 (3) of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2009 which has been read to you?
Answer: Yes, I understand.
……………………………… ………….. ………. T / T Person Examined by Interpreter
Zarul Ahmad Bin Mohd Zulkifli
…………………………… T / T Inspecting Officer.
PsK Wan Zulkifli Bin Mohamed
In answer to my questions, OKT Zarul Ahmad Bin Mohd Zulkifli has stated the following: –
: Do you want to continue your statement now. If you want I will do ?.
: Are you being pushed, threatened or promised anything
to give this statement? : None.
: Do you want to complain about any pain ?. : None
: Have you been beaten or injured ?. : No.
Question: Is it comfortable to record the evidence this morning ?. Answer: Comfortable.
I would like to explain how I can estimate the value of this tunnel project. It is based on the PORR Project which was first planned by the Penang Government before the government of Lim Guan Eng. What differentiates this PORR project and the Tunnel Project is the PORR project without tunnels and coaster road from Tanjung Bunga to Jalan Gurney. I rely on the strength of BUCG Malaysia to implement this tunnel project. BUCG Malaysia is the developer of Pavillion.
As for my company ZCSB, the company’s financial position is strong with a working capital of RM12.5 million. This shows we are able to implement the project. The ownership position in ZCSB is as follows: –
- Wira Syukur (M) Sdn Bhd.
- Ng Yin Meng. Mr. Ng is a land surveyor.
- 555 Capital Sdn Bhd. The company is owned by Datuk Chew Khoon Aik.
The directors in ZCSB are: – 1. Zarul Ahmad (me).
- Ibrahim Bin Saari,
- Wong Kwai Wah.
- Lee Chee Hoe
- Dato Zainal Abidin Bin Abdul Rahim
With regard to financial management i.e. check signing for ZCSB account, ZCSB has UOB account. I forgot which branch. Who will sign
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ZCSB checks are between two of the four people i.e. either I, ibrahim, wong or Lee only.
Next, after the first briefing meeting with Mr. Lim Guan Eng, I needed detailed information related to this project. I met with Mr. Rajendran of the Penang Municipal Council and got detailed information. I got detailed information from Rajendran about a week from the briefing date with Lim Guan Eng. From that information, ZCSB conducted a rough study on how to implement the project.
Next, in March 2011, I received a call from Mr. Lim Guan Eng. Lim Guan Eng told him he wanted to meet me at the Italian Restaurant in Jalan Ampang. That night, I went to see him and was with Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz there. At the restaurant, not a single thing arose in connection with this tunnel project. No discussion. When I sent Mr. Lim Guan Eng to the Garden Hotel in my car, Lim Guan Eng told me that the Chinese Prime Minister would visit Malaysia and of course some MOUs would be signed while the Chinese Prime Minister was in Malaysia. Lim Guan Eng suggested to me that I arrange an MOU between BUCG and the Penang Government, which will be witnessed by the Prime Minister of China and the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Mr. Lim Guan Eng told me that if I could implement the MOU, the project would be given to me. Only Lim Guan Eng and I were in my car. I give my consent to Lim Guan Eng to make the MOU event a success as proposed by Lim Guan Eng. I feel happy and confident in believing in what Lim Guan Eng told me to give the project my estimated RM7 billion. After that, I told Lim Guan Eng that I would give 10% of the profit of the project later. I can not confirm/ recall, whether Lim Guan Eng had asked how much I would give him. The point of the 10% was that it is the bribe money I will give Lim Guan Eng. “I thought I saw Lim Guan Eng smile when I said I’d give him 10%. Lim Guan Eng did not say No [to the offer] nor say he did not [want it]. Then Lim Guan Eng arrived at Hotel Garden and I passed by.
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In the same month (the exact date I do not remember), I contacted my friend Dato ‘Roslan Bin Abd Rahman who is a Senior Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform the matter. Dato ‘Roslan then gave the phone number of a senior officer (my name I do not remember) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct the signing ceremony of the MOU. The officer has included in one of the agendas to sign the MOU. I was present at the MOU ceremony and was also witnessed by the YAB Prime Minister and Prime Minister of China.
After the ceremony was successfully held, I met with Lim Guan Eng at his office in Menara Komtar, Penang to claim the promise he offered the project to me. At that time only me and he were together. Lim Guan Eng informed me that the project cannot be done directly by negotiation but must be done by open tender. However, Lim Guan Eng has told me that the tender has not yet been implemented and I have a long time to prepare the working paper to obtain the tender. P
work to obtain the tender. At first I was very disappointed because at first I had already informed the BUCG company about the project. However, I took the initiative by meeting with the Chairman of the BUCG company in Beijing China to get a financial and technical commitment and agreed by the Chairman of the BUCG. The main purpose of the meeting was to conduct joint work (Joint Venture) between my company, Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd
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(ZCSB) with BUCG company.
The new ZCSB Company was established by me on 22.8.2011 for that purpose. The initial agreement obtained was that BUCG held a share of 80% and ZCSB of 20% as BUCG company would be the main funder. However, because ZCSB could not get a guarantee from the Penang State Government for the project, then BUCG did not get to be the main funder. Therefore, I took the initiative by setting up the Consortium Zenith BUCG Sdn Bhd (CZBSB) company through a joint venture between ZCSB together with BUCG companies in Malaysia, Juteras Sdn Bhd (JSB) and Sri Tinggi Sdn Bhd (STSB) owned by Tony Tan Cheng Kiat is the Founder of Bina Puri Sdn Bhd. My company ZCSB holds 70% shares, BUCG 10%, JSB 10% and STSB 10%. However, the CZBSB company had not yet been established at that time and the initial plan was to enter the tender using the four companies. However, the planning was not continued and on 5.7.2012, CZBSB was established due to a unanimous decision to set up the CZBSB company. The purpose of setting up CZSB is to enter the tender for the project.
With regard to the tender process, my company has the advantage of knowing more about the tender information before. I confirm that CZCSB has entered the tender with a price of RM6.3 billion for all four packages, namely three highaway and one tunnel. On 23.1.2013, CZSB company was awarded the ‘Penang Major Road and Third Link Project’ tender worth RM6.3billion. The tender awarded by the Penang Government for the Penang Major Road and Third Lin Project consists of works according to the package and the values are as follows: –
- RM 305 million for flexsibility study and detail design work. 2. RM 500 million for land aquisation payments
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3.RM 5.8b for construction work to build 3 highways and 1 tunnel under the seabed. The 3 highways are from Ayer Hitam to Lim Chong Eu Highway at 5 KM, Twin Road from Teluk Bahang to Tanjung Bunga with a distance of 10 km and Gurney Bypass from Jalan Pangkor to Jelutong Expressway about 5 kilo. Meanwhile, the Under Sea Bed Tunnel from Bagan Agam to Jalan Pangkor with a distance of 7 KM.
After CZCSB was awarded a tender by the Penang government on 23.1.2013, I explained again about the 10% portion of bribe money to Lim Guan Eng when I spoke to Lim Guan Eng in the car on the way to the Garden Hotel that night, the 10% portion was canceled because I obtaining this tender is through an open tender process. The 10% promise is if I am awarded a tender directly negotiable.
However, I have made some other payments to Lim Guan Eng and several other Honorable Members in the Penang government after CZCSB obtained the RM6.3 billion tender.
I can remember the first time I gave bribe to Lim Guan Eng was in April 2013. I can remember because that time was close to the 2013 election in May 2013. The amount I gave to Lim Guan Eng for the first time was RM300 thousand. I leave it to Jefry Chew, LIm Guan Eng officer at Starbuck Bayan Baru Penang. I initially called Lim Guan Eng to hand over the RM300 thousand, but could not. Then I called Jeffry Chew. My purpose in giving the RM300 thousand is to ensure that the project obtained worth RM6.3 billion is guaranteed, that is, there is no cancellation of the project by the Penang Government. I myself handed over the RM300 thousand
to Jefry Chew. Money is placed in a blue sports bag. Only I and Jefry Chew were there at the time. After I handed it over to Jefry Chew, I did not call or tell Lim Guan Eng that I had given RM300 thousand cash to Jefry Chew for him. The reason is, Lim Guan Eng did not ask for the money. I gave the money to Lim Guan Eng without Lim Guan Eng asking. When I handed over Lim Guan Eng RM300 thousand to Jefry Chew, I told Jefry Chew to hand over the RM300 thousand cash to Lim Guan Eng. That money is not money for Jefry Chew. That’s Lim Guan Eng’s money. I believe that Jefry Chew has handed over the RM300 thousand to Lim Guan Eng, although Jefry Chew did not tell me that he had handed over the money to Lim Guan Eng. I deny that the RM300 thousand cash I gave to Lim Guan Eng was my contribution to the DAP party for the use of the 13th GE election. The money was money to Lim Guan Eng. I have not received any receipt or receipt of money from the Penang State Government or from the DAP party. The RM300 thousand I got from ZCSB company. Ibrahim who removed from the company bank.
(Recording stopped at 13:30 pm for OKT provided lunch and rest as well as prayer room).
(Recording resumes at 14:30 pm. OCT is remembered by his last statement)
Apart from Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, in April 2013 on the same day after I handed over RM300 thousand to Jeffry Chew, I went to the Komtar building to give cash to several Penang Exco members, namely YB Lim Hock Seng, YB Ramasamy Deputy Chief Minister, YB Chow Kon Yeow and YB Abdul
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Malek Kassim | The cash donations to the Exco-exco to ensure that I have good relations with the Penang government, not to mention that they are the Exco who will make important decisions related to this project during the Exco meeting or in any meeting related to progress this project.
For YB Lim Hock Seng, the amount of cash that I personally handed over to YB Lim Hock Seng is only RM50 thousand. I handed it over to YB Lim Hock Seng at his office, 52nd floor of the Komtar Building. YB Lim Hock Seng is the exco in charge of this project. Among the involvement of YB Lim Hock Seng is to expedite the Prelimanary Agreement process between CZSB company and the Penang Government. I confirm, YB Lim Hock Seng did not ask for this RM50 thousand from me. But while receiving RM50 thousand from me, YB Lim did not refuse. The exact date YB Lim Hock Seng received RM50 thousand from me, I am not sure when, but in April 2013 it was afternoon time in his office. No one else is with. Only me and YB Lim Hock Seng were in his office at that time. The RM50 thousand is for YB Lim Hock Seng himself. I have not received any proof of receipt of RM50 thousand from the Penang Government or the DAP Party if the money has been used by the party or put into the Penang State Government account. This RM50 thousand cash source is from ZCSB company money.
Penang Exco-Exco is on the 52nd floor of the Komtar Building, after I handed over RM50 thousand to YB Lim Hock Seng, I went to the office of YB Ramasamy, the Tim. Chief Minister. In YB Ramasamy’s room, I handed over RM50 thousand cash which was placed in a white envelope to YB Ramasamy. Of course, YB Ramasamy is one of the Exco in charge of this project. Among the involvement of YB Ramasamy is to expedite the process of Prelimanary Agreement between CZSB company and the Penang Government. Like YB Lim Hock Seng, YB Ramasamy did not ask for the RM50 thousand from me. But while receiving RM50
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thousand from me, YB Ramasamy did not refuse. The exact date YB Ramasamy received RM50 thousand from me I am not sure when, but in April 2013 it was afternoon time in his office. No one else is with. Only me and YB Ramasamy were in his office at that time. The RM50 thousand is for YB Ramasamy himself. I have not received any proof of receipt of RM50 thousand from the Penang Government or the DAP Party if the money has been used by the party or put into the Penang State Government account. This RM50 thousand cash source is from ZCSB company money.
Another Exco who received RM50 thousand in cash from me in April 2013 on the same day as YB Ramasamy and YB Lim Hock Seng is Yb Chow Kon Yeow. YB Chow Kon Yeow is the Exco in charge of Transport Masterplan. Of course YB Chow is involved with the Pe project
However, decisions are made in relation to this project if the exco is involved
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is in the Exco meeting. After handing over the money to the three exco, I was invited by YB Abdul Malik into his room. Before that, in the three days before I handed over the money to YB Abdul Malek, YB Abd Malek called me to ask for money. YB Abdul Malek did not say how much he wanted. While in YB Abdul Malek’s room, at that time only me and YB Abdul Malek were together. No other officers. I took out RM50 thousand that I put in the envelope and told YB Abdul Malek there was RM50 thousand in the envelope. YB Abdul Malek did not refuse and asked what money. I told YB Abdul Malek that the money was for him whom he called during the day. YB Abdul Malek knew me and had met while managing this project. YB Abdul Malek knows me from the Contractor who manages the Penang Tunnel Project RM6.3b. The exact date YB YB Malek received RM50 thousand from me, I am not sure when, but in April 2013 it was afternoon time in his office. The RM50 thousand is for YB Abdul Malek himself. I have not received any proof of receipt of RM50 thousand from the Penang Government or the PKR Party if the money has been used by the party or put into the Penang State Government account. This RM50 thousand cash source is from ZCSB company money.
For giving cash to exco-exco, only four YBs are involved above, namely YB Ramasamy, YB Lim, YB Chow and YB Abdul Malek. The total cash for the four of them is RM200 thousand. But for YB Lim Guan Eng, I still have to give cash to YB Lim Guan Eng after his share of RM300 thousand was handed over to Jefry Chew in April 2013.
The second cash I gave to Lim Guan Eng was in August 2013 ahead of Hariraya Puasa which is after the 13th election, Lim Guan Eng is still the Chief Minister in the Penang Government and this will make it easier for me to implement this project. On
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September 2013, my company is in the process of getting a preliminary agreement quickly because LOA has been obtained. Without Lim Guan Eng it would be difficult if he needed his decisions involving the Penang state government. In contrast to the first RM300 thousand grant, this time I personally handed over RM100 thousand to Lim Guan Eng at his office on the 28th floor of Menara Komtar. I put the RM100 thousand cash in the envelope and Lim Guan Eng himself received the money in the room. It was 5.00 pm and no other officers were with him. Only me and Lim Guan Eng .. On the day I handed over the RM100 thousand, I had an appointment in advance with the Chief Minister’s office. However, when I entered Lim Guan Eng’s office, I did not have the signature of any visitor’s book confirming my presence. I got the RM100 thousand money which is the money of the company managed by Ibrahim. The RM100 thousand is for YB Lim Guan Eng. I have not received any proof of receipt of RM100 thousand from the Penang Government or the DAP Party if the money has been used by the party or put into the Penang State Government account. This RM100 thousand cash source is from ZCSB company money.