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PAC hopes to complete probe on non-delivery of combat ships by March

December 17, 2020 (PN)

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Wong Kah Woh said it is investigating the delay in Boustead Naval Shipyard’s (BNS) delivery of six littoral combat ships (LCS) to the navy and hopes to complete the report by March (2021).

Wong said the committee planned to resume the proceedings in early January and complete its report by the next Parliament meeting in March.

“PAC is of the opinion that a solution must be reached by the government as soon as possible. It is important for PAC to expedite the proceedings and present the report to the Dewan Rakyat,” he said.

The project, worth more than RM9 billion, was awarded in 2014. The order was for six littoral combat ships to be constructed.

The first ship should have been delivered in April 2019, but none has been built so far although the government had paid the company almost RM6 billion.

Former deputy defence minister Liew Chin Tong told the Dewan Negara in September that RM1 billion out of the RM5.94 billion paid could not be traced.

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