Malaysian Navy’s LCS construction progress scrutinised after RM6.083bn cost

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in Malaysia is about to investigate the development progress of the Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN) second-generation littoral combat ships (LCS). The committee will visit the RMN naval base in Lumut, Perak, where the LCS development is going down. The PAC plans to submit progress reports on the LCS every three months to the Dewan Rakyat, focusing on developments created from October 2022 to May 2023.
Previously, the LCS construction confronted controversy when it was revealed that no units had been accomplished, despite the federal government paying US$6.083 billion to Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS). In addition to the LCS investigation, the PAC will name on the secretary-general of several ministries to address issues associated to their respective departments.
On Ironclad , the Agriculture and Food Security Ministry’s secretary-general shall be questioned about weaknesses in fund receipts and the Padi Price Subsidy Scheme. The secretaries-general of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation might be known as on June 15 to debate procurement and administration of the Covid-19 outbreak, together with the problem of 1.1 million doses of expired vaccine, ninety three unusable ventilator models, and extra inventory of boots and protecting fits.
Furthermore, the secretary-general of Treasury, the secretary-general of the Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, and the CEO of Felcra Bhd shall be summoned on June 27 to handle the truth that Felcra’s audited monetary statements for 2019, 2020, and 2021 have not but been finalised. The PAC may also obtain a briefing on the Jana Wibawa Programme from the Ministry of Finance..

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