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Has Hishammuddin given up on the idea of an RCI into RM9 billion LCS scandal altogether?

(Versi BM)

This is “No News is Bad News” with regard to the RM9 billion littoral combatant ships (LCS) scandal.

The Cabinet met yesterday and the Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has not made any announcement about the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the RM9 billion LCS scandal.
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Is Hishammuddin going to present the proposal of RCI into the RM9 billion LCS scandal to the Cabinet tomorrow or has he given up on the idea of an RCI into LCS scandal altogether?

(Versi BM)

Is the Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein going to present the proposal for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the RM9 billion littoral combatant ships (LCS) scandal to the Cabinet tomorrow or has he given up on the idea of an RCI into the LCS scandal altogether?

On August 16, Hishammuddin promised the Dewan Negara that he will present the suggestion of a RCI into the LCS scandal at the next day’s Cabinet meeting.
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Azam Baki should resign as MACC Chief Commissioner as he has been caught red-handed telling two conflicitng stories about MACC investigations into the RM9 billion LCS scandal

(Versi BM)

Azam Baki should resign as Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner as he has been caught red-handed telling two conflicting stories about MACC investigations into the RM9 billion littoral combatant ships (LCS) scandal.

On August 11, 2022 the MACC issued a statement saying that it had completed its investigation papers on individuals linked to the LCS scandal, that the investigation papers had been handed to the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) and the MACC had made recommendations on what charges to file against these individuals and waiting further instructions after the AGC had studied the papers. Read the rest of this entry »

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PSC on Agencies under PM’s Department must prove its worth by summoning the MACC Chief, Azam Baki to testify why he is playing the “blind, deaf and mute” game on the RM9 billion LCS scandal

(Versi BM)

Two days ago on Friday, I proposed that the Parliament Select Committee on Agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department meet urgently and summon the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Chief Commissioner, Azam Baki to explain why the MACC had failed to take action against anyone for the RM9 billion littoral combatants ships (LCS) scandal although he had the benefit of two reports on the LCS scandal – the Special Investigation Committee on Public Governance, Procurement and Finance the LCS (JKUSTUPKK) headed by then auditor-general Ambrin Buang and the report of the forensic audit of the LCS procurement (2011-2014) carried out by Alliance IFA (M) Sdn. Bhd. at the behest of Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd (BHIC) – which contained a myriad of possible charges on corruption, abuse of power, breach of trust, malpractices and cheating.

So far, Azam had given the lame excuse that the MACC needs more time for its investigation into the troubled RM9 billion LCS project as a few of the witnesses the MACC wants to summon are overseas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azam cannot continue to play the “blind, deaf and mute” game and selectively decide to ignore pertinent questions about the transparency, accountability and effectiveness of the MACC

(Versi BM)

Yesterday, I challenged the lame excuse of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner, Azam Baki that the MACC needs more time for its investigation into the troubled RM9 billion littoral combat ship (LCS) project.

Azam had told a press conference on Thursday that the anti-graft agency needed some time to summon more witnesses, including a few who were overseas.
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Azam has got “time management” problems as MACC has more than a decade to act on the RM9 billion LCS scandal

(Versi BM)

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief commissioner, Azam Baki has said that the MACC needs more time for its investigation into the troubled RM9 billion littoral combat ship (LCS) project.

He told a press conference the anti-graft agency needed some time to summon more witnesses, including a few who were overseas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Five reasons why Zahid Hamidi should step down as UMNO President

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There are five reasons why Zahid Hamidi should step down as UMNO President.

First, all political parties in the next 15th General Election should condemn the RM50 billion 1MDB financial scandal and make the saving of Malaysia from becoming a kleptocracy a main plank of their election pledges. Read the rest of this entry »

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Empty words of “no more delays in LCS project” are not good enough – what are the new milestones for the delivery of the six LCS, will it be during the 13th Malaysia Plan 2026-2030 when the first Letter of Intent (LOI) was issued as far back as the 9th Malaysia Plan?

(Versi BM)
Empty words of “no more delays in the littoral combatant ships (LCS) project” are not good enough.

The first of six LCS was scheduled to be delivered in April 2019, and by now, we should have five LCS (with the sixth to be delivered by June next year but absolutely no construction had been done on it yet) to protect the safety and security of Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Zahid Hamidi should step down as UMNO President as he is unable for a month to clear himself of major responsibility for the RM9 billion littoral combatant ships (LCS) scandal and, even worse, clear Najib Razak as the biggest “shark’ in the scandal

(Versi BM)

Ahmad Zahid Hamidi should step down as UMNO President as he is unable for a month to clear himself of major responsibility for the RM9 billion littoral combatant ships (LCS) scandal, and even worse, clear Najib Razak as the biggest “shark” in the scandal.

A month ago, Zahid was foolish to deny that he was responsible for the RM9 billion LCS scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Attorney-General Idrus Harun should clarify whether the redacted sections in the two declassified reports on the RM9 billion LCS scandal had nothing to do with defence secrets but protect the “Big Shark” in the LCS scandal and hide the connection of the Scorpene submarine with the LCS procurements

The Attorney-General Idrus Harun should clarify whether the redacted sections in the two declassified reports on the RM9 billion littoral combatant ships (LCS) scandal had nothing to do with defence secrets but protect the “Big Shark” in the LCS scandal and hide the connection of the Scorpene submarine with the LCS procurements.

The Cabinet next Wednesday should summon the Attorney-General to appear before it and explain the reasons for the redactions in the two reports on the RM9 billion LSC scandal – the Ambrin Report of the Special Investigation Committee on Public Governance, Procurement and Finance the LCS (JKUSTUPKK) and the report of the forensic audit of the LCS procurement (2011-2014) carried out by Alliance IFA (M) Sdn. Bhd.. Read the rest of this entry »

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Attorney-General Idrus Harun should review the redacted sections in the two reports on the RM9 billion LCS scandal declassified by the Cabinet in order to make the redacted sections public or should give reasons for the redactions

(Versi BM)

The Attorney-General Idrus Harun should review the redacted sections in the two reports on the RM9 billion littoral combatant ships (LCS) scandal – the Ambrin Report of the Special Investigation Committee on Public Governance, Procurement and Finance the LCS (JKUSTUPKK) and the report of the forensic audit of the LCS procurement (2011-2014) carried out by Alliance IFA (M) Sdn. Bhd.- declassified by the Cabinet in order to make the redacted sections public or he should give reasons for the redactions. Read the rest of this entry »

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Death penalty of Azilah Hadri and Sirul Azhar should be commuted to life imprisonment in exchange for their confession as to who directed them to kill Mongolian Shaariibuu Altantunyaa

(Versi BM)

Malaysiaki journalist Hariz Mohd today in a report entitled “LCS scandal: Audit reports show ‘unusual’ deal before govt contract awarded” said two separate audit exercises on Putrajaya’s procurement of six littoral combat ships (LCS) for the Royal Malaysian Navy revealed that there may have been a deal between the main contractor and controversial shipbuilder DCNS before the government issued its contract.

This was based on a quotation issued by DCNS to Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) dated Dec 23, 2010, one year before the government awarded the LCS contract to BNS. Read the rest of this entry »

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Who is the biggest “shark” in the RM9 billion LCS scandal – Najib, Zahid, Hishammuddin or Mat Sabu?

(Versi BM)

Who is the biggest “shark” in the RM9 billion littoral combatant ships (LCS) scandal – Najib Razak who was Prime Minister and Finance Minister from April 2009 to May 2018, Zahid Hamidi who was Defence Minister from April 2009 to May 2013, Hishammuddin Hussein who was Defence Minister from May 2013 to May 2018, or Mohamad Sabu, Defence Minister from May 2018 to February 2020?

I had asked Najib whether he was prepared to take an oath that he had nothing to do with the RM9 billion LCS scandal, but there was no response from him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Zahid should explain why he has not told the full story to UMNO leaders and members the main role played by him and Najib in the RM9 billion LCS scandal?

(Versi BM)

The UMNO President, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi should explain why he has not told the full story to UMNO leaders and members the main role played by him and Najib Razak in the RM9 billion littoral combatant ships (LCS) scandal – the new 1MDB scandal of Malaysia?

I agree with the DAP National Publicity Secretary and MP for Kulai, Teo Nie Ching, that former Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Najib Razak and Zahid, as the Defence Minister at the time, cannot deny responsibility for the LCS scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Azam Baki shaping up to be the worst head of anti-corruption agency in Malaysian history for half a century – with RM9 billion LCS scandal as his greatest failure although he had access to the Ambrin Report and the forensic audit report on the LCS scandal for over two years

(Versi BM)

Azam Baki is shaping up to be the worst head of anti-corruption agency in Malaysian history for half a century with the RM9 billion littoral combatant ships (LCS) scandal his greatest failure although he had access to the Ambrin Report and the forensic report on the LCS scandal for over two years.

Malaysians are entitled to know what Azam did to these two reports – the Special Investigation Committee on Public Governance, Procurement and Finance the LCS (JKUSTUPKK) headed by then auditor-general Ambrin Buang and the report of the forensic audit of the LCS procurement (2011-2014) carried out by Alliance IFA (M) Sdn. Bhd. at the behest of Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd (BHIC) and which contained a myriad of possible corruption charges – when instances of corruption, abuse of power, breach of trust, malpractices and cheating en masse were virtually served on a silver platter to the MACC by these two reports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Hishamuudin ready to submit a progress report on the RM9 billion LCS scandal to Parliament on Oct. 3

(Versi BM)

I agree with the Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaacob that it was not unusual to have the budget day in Parliament fixed in early October, as during the time of the fifth Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, the budget day in Parliament was always in in September.

Ismail is right as the budget day in Parliament during Abdullah’s premiership were all in September, viz: Read the rest of this entry »

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Azam Baki should resign as MACC Chief Commissioner if he is unable to explain why the MACC had not acted against anyone in the RM9 billion LSC scandal although MACC was in possession of over two years the forensic audit report on the LCS scandal which contained a myriad of possible corruption charges

(Versi BM)

Azam Baki should resign as MACC Chief Commissioner if he is unable to explain why the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) had not acted against anyone in the RM9 billion littoral combat ships (LSC) scandal although MACC was in possession of over two years the forensic audit report on the LCS scandal which contained a myriad of possible corruption charges.

Azam Baki cannot deny that the MACC had been in possession for over two years the forensic audit report into the LCS scandal carried out by Alliance IFA (M) Sdn. Bhd. at the behest of Boustead Heavy Industries Corp Bhd (BHIC) and which contained a myriad of possible corruption charges. Read the rest of this entry »

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Boustead LCS forensic audit report raises the question why MACC had not acted against anyone for RM9 billion LCS scandal although it was provided with all the evidence in the past two years

(Versi BM)

The Boustead littoral combat ships (LCS) forensic audit report is indeed a horror story of abuse of power, breach of trust, deception, mismanagement and sheer corruption of billions of ringgit of defence procurements, justifying Malaysia’s low “D” category of the high-risk of corruption of countries in Transparency International’s Government Defence Integrity (GDI) Index as well as the plunging score and rank for Malaysia in TI’s annual Corruption Perception Index.

It raises directly questions about the abysmal failure of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to fight corruption Malaysia.
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Disappointed that Cabinet had not set up a RCI into RM9 billion LSC scandal yesterday but calls on Ismail Sabri to declassify the report of Council of Eminent Persons and to convene a Special Parliamentary Session on Corruption

(Versi BM)

Malaysians are disappointed that the Cabinet has not set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the RM9 billion littoral combat ships (LCS) scandal yesterday.

Former Prime Minister and Bersatu President, Muhyiddin Yassin, said the fight against corruption doesn’t end with former Prime Minister Najib Razak being sent to jail, but it is regrettable that the nine Bersatu Ministers in the Cabinet were not prepared to live up to the Bersatu President’s words by pressing for the establishment of a RCI into the LCS scandal. Read the rest of this entry »

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After three horror stories in its 88-year history, RMN deserves a 65th National Day relief with the establishment of a RCI into the RM9 billion LCS scandal

(Versi BM)

I congratulate the Defence Minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, for going through with the declassification of two documents on the RM9 billion littoral combatant ship (LCS) scandal – the report of the Special Committee on the Procurement, Governance and Finance (JKSTUPKK) and the report from a forensic audit on the LCS project 2010- 2014 carried out by Alliance IFA (M) Sdn. Bhd., although there were redactions in these two reports which were not only unnecessary but clearly against the principles of accountability and transparency.

The JKSTUPKK report, the forensic audit report 2010-2014 in the LSC scandal and the earlier Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on the LCS scandal were three horror stories for the RMN – the most serious blow the RMN had suffered in its 88-year history. Read the rest of this entry »

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