Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim

SHAH ALAM (March 2): Umno Supreme Council member, Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Rahim made a police report today to call for a probe against those which allegedly used his name over the construction of Penang’s undersea tunnel project, Bernama reported today.

There were allegations made that he received a bribe from Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd.
“I have received the letter of demand from the office of the lawyer representing Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd in which the content of the letter accused me as a swindler, a corrupt person capable of influencing police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission on behalf of Zenith in the Penang undersea tunnel allegedly had been acquired by Zenith.  

“In the letter, I was accused of receiving or abetting with a person named Datuk Abdul Jabarullah Kadersah to obtain RM3 million linked to project,” Bernama reported him as saying after he lodged the police report at Shah Alam district police headquarters here today.  

"After discussing with my lawyer, I decided to come here today to make a police report and also urge the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to conduct a thorough investigation.

"As a responsible Malaysian, I am ready to cooperate with the police, MACC or any other authorities.

"I am a victim of name dropping and I hope that this police report puts a full stop to it," the Star Online news portal reported him as saying at the same venue.

Yesterday, it was reported by Bernama that MACC has identified the second individual suspected of receiving money to close the case on the undersea tunnel project costing RM6.3 billion.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (Operations) Datuk Seri Azam Baki clarified that the person was not an Umno MP.

Abdul Azeez is also the Pilgrims Fund Board (Tabung Haji) chairman.

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