Protesters call for transparency in probe


KUALA LUMPUR: Protesters are calling for answers and justice over the mismanagement of the littoral combat ships (LCS) controversy.

Taking to the streets yesterday, they want the government to be transparent in the ongoing LCS probe.

A mock battleship was brought out as the protesters gathered in the rain outside Sogo shopping centre here, shouted “mana kapal” (where are the ships) and other sarcastic chants.

Also present were members from various political parties such as the Malaysian United Democratic Alliance (Muda), PKR Youth, DAP and Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia.

During the protest which started at 2pm, the protesters also called for those responsible to be brought to justice.

Muda president Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said action should be taken against the real culprits.

“Don’t just catch the small fishes, go after the big sharks.

“By right, there should be charging done by now because this is not a small matter and the Public Account Committee’s (PAC) report has been published,” he said.

Syed Saddiq added that he supported Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s call to declassify the LCS report, but there should not be any cover-up.

The former youth and sports minister also questioned the contracting process, of which he claimed it went from one sub-contractor to another, including French company DCNS – which was also involved in the building and supply of the Scorpene submarine.

In a statement yesterday, Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Noor Dellhan Yahaya said police had identified 13 people and would call them in for statements soon.

The rally concluded peacefully around 3.15pm amid noticeable police presence at the shopping centre.

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