Malaysia’s PAC investigates £1.12bn navy ship project progress amid controversy

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) carried out a working visit and continuing to assess the progress of the second technology littoral combat ships (LCS) owned by the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN). The go to happened at the Boustead Naval Shipyard, Lumut Naval Base in Perak, where three witnesses testified on the LCS project’s progress.
The witnesses included Datuk Dr Shahrazat Ahmad, Deputy Secretary-General (Development) from the Ministry of Defence, Datuk Ahmad Nazim Abd Rahman, Chairman of Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS), and Azhar Jummat, BNS Chief Executive Officer. The testimonies have been supplied between 2:30pm and 6pm, whereas PAC members spent roughly two hours inspecting the construction standing of the LCS.
Cover-up centred on the LCS challenge progress report that the Ministry of Defence is required to current to the PAC every three months till the project’s completion, in accordance with the 14th Parliament’s PAC recommendation. The PAC is dedicated to presenting the LCS venture progress report, which is able to talk about the progress of LCS development achieved from October 2022 until May 2023. The report might be debated at the Third Meeting, Second Term, of the 15th Parliament from October 9 to November 30..

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