LCS protest: Crowd brave wet weather as cops keep watchful eye

KUALA LUMPUR: The littoral combat ship (LCS) protest kicked off outside the Sogo shopping complex with speeches from various groups on Sunday (Aug 14).

The demonstration, which started at 2pm, saw speakers from the Malaysian IKRAM Organization (Ikram), Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda) and even students.

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Dozens of protesters have shown up clad in black t-shirts despite a light drizzle, holding up posters and waving black flags.

Also present are a number of police personnel members who are keeping a close eye on the gathering and keeping the traffic flowing smoothly.

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The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report presented to Parliament on Aug 4 said some RM1.4bil in government allocation for the LCS project was used for other purposes, including cost overruns.

The two-year probe by PAC also revealed that the RM9bil project was done through direct negotiations with Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd and was inked in 2014.

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