More than 50% of RM6 billion for combat ships spent on equipment

Raevathi Supramaniam

Boustead Naval Shipyard CEO Azhar Jumaat says 30% of the equipment needed for the littoral combat ships had to be stored in an air conditioned environment, which is another added cost to the project. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Kamal Ariffin, August 13, 2022.

MORE than 50% of the RM6 billion disbursed to Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd was spent on equipment to outfit five out of the six littoral combat ships, its CEO Azhar Jumaat said.

In a rare media tour of the shipbuilders’ yard in Lumut, Perak, the company showed where all the items were stored and allowed reporters on board the LCS 1 which is still under construction.

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  • PAC should investigate also how much of that 50% of purchase of equipment was tainted by corruption.

    Posted 1 month ago by Anonymous 1234

  • That's one sorry justification. Very poorly argued. It made me sicker after reading the article.

    Posted 1 month ago by Joe nuts