Malaysia Dateline

The issue of LCS – several key points

The govt has paid RM 6.083 bilion but no ship was delivered.

The first ship was supposed to be delivered on 2019.

The goverment ignored the navy’s design requirement.

Instead, it followed recommendations from the contractor-Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd ( BNS) to use a different ship design.

The then Navy Chief wrote 10 letters protesting the design switch.

The PAC report reveals part of the payment made by the goverment was not used in the procurement of LCS – Littoral Combat Ship.

RM400 milion was used by BNS to settle the bad debt of the old project-New Generation Patrol Vessel ( NGPV )

BNS was awarded the LCS contract in 2011 via a direct nego.

PAC also found out that 15% out of RM1.7 bilion worth of equipment stored for LCS are now obsolete.