A famous developer who was regarded to be a key prosecution witness in the Penang undersea tunnel fraud case died early today after collapsing in a condominium on Pulau Tikus.
According to the Chinese daily Sin Chew, Ewe Swee Kheng fell from the 17th storey of a luxury apartment around 2 a.m. and landed in the swimming pool.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) acknowledged that Ewe was a prosecution witness and informed it of his death.
Ewe was the managing director of property developer Ewein Sdn Bhd in Penang.
In 2018, MACC arrested him as part of its probe into the undersea tunnel project.
Ewein stated at the time that it was not involved in the initiative, nor were any of its subsidiaries.
Lim Guan Eng, the former chief minister of Penang, is facing four accusations of soliciting bribery and abusing power in connection with the RM6.3 billion building of an undersea tunnel and associated roadways.
When completed, the 7.2-kilometer tunnel will be the country’s first undersea road, linking Butterworth on the mainland to George Town on the island. The state government and Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd are collaborating on the project.
Published by Zack Baharum