Scorpene submarine investigation going well, says French envoy

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 12 Jul 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Investigations into the controversial Scorpene submarines purchase are going well with both the judiciary authorities of Malaysia and France handling the matter, says French Ambassador to Malaysia, Frédéric Laplanche.

Speaking to Bernama on the issue, which has become even more of a priority among Malaysians in the last two months following the general election, Laplanche said the cooperation has been smooth between the two parties investigating the case.

"The cooperation between the judicial authorities in France and in Malaysia is very good. They have been in contact with the new Malaysian Attorney General on all issues related to past questions and I sense a strong willingness to cooperate on both sides.

"These issues are in good hands and they are being dealt with," he told Bernama in an exclusive interview recently, held in conjunction with the France National Day celebration observed on July 14.

He, however, added that he could not comment further on the matter as it came under the scope of the French judiciary, which is an entirely independent body in the country. - Bernama

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