Cabinet to discuss RCI on LCS scandal


KUALA LUMPUR: A Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) may be set up to investigate the RM9bil littoral combat ships (LCS) project for the Royal Malaysian Navy.

“A proposal to establish the RCI will be presented to the Cabinet today,” said Senior Minister (Security) and Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

“This is my responsibility to present the matter to the Cabinet and I will do it. The Cabinet also needs to present (the proposal to set up the RCI) to the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,” he said when winding up the debate on the motion related to the issue in the Dewan Negara yesterday.

Hishammuddin was replying to several members of the Dewan Negara who urged the government establish an RCI to investigate the LCS project to examine all aspects so that no guilty party escapes prosecution.

Hishammuddin also said that based on the Cabinet’s decision in April, the Defence Ministry would continue the LCS project for the benefit of the Navy.

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