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Lim demanded to know why Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was all of sudden questioning the logic behind Penang's proposed third link between the island and the mainland. Muhyiddin was quoted saying yesterday that the construction of the link might result in a waste of public funds. "The MoU (memorandum of understanding) for the project was signed in April this year and it was witnessed by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao... so why is Muhyiddin asking the purpose of the project?" Lim asked. "Since it will be an open tender, we will ensure everything turns out well," he said. The project, estimated to cost the state RM5 to RM8 billion, is expected to commence in 2015 and by completed by 2020. Lim said the undersea tunnel was to manage the future traffic and hoped that the federal government would lend its hand.