Tok Mat to deliberate on LCS issue soon


KUALA LUMPUR: Newly appointed Defence Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan said that the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) ship issue will be deliberated soon.

"Let me sit in the office first before making any move so that we can examine the matter," he told reporters after clocking in for the first time at the ministry's headquarters on Monday (Dec 5).

On Aug 4, Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) revealed that some RM1.4bil in government allocations for the LCS project had been 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 BNSSB and was inked in 2014.

Two reports were subsequently declassified, including the one by the governance, procurement, and finance investigation committee, which said that the cost of completing the six LCS might balloon to RM11.145bil.

On Aug 17, former Navy chief Tan Sri Ahmad Ramli Mohd Nor, who is the former managing director of BNSSB, was charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust involving RM21.08mil over the project.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

LCS , Mohamad Hasan , Defence Ministry , Mindef

   

Next In Nation

Puad branded first traitor of Umno by party's youth member
Extended peak operating hours for Ampang, Sri Petaling LRT lines, KL Monorail from Jan 30
Dr Zaliha discusses healthcare reform with Malaysian medical experts in UK
Khaled calls for unity after being reappointed as Johor Umno chairman
Foreigners impressed with Penang’s diverse culture during celebration to pay homage to Jade Emperor
Education Ministry to resolve teacher shortage in all states by March, says Fadhlina
Dr Wee conveys condolences to the late Sri Ram's family
Floods: Number of evacuees in Johor drops to 2,564 as of 8pm
Sri Ram was always generous with his knowledge, says AG Idrus
Sembrong Umno to meet branch members to explain Hishammuddin's suspension

Others Also Read