Expired Simulator Contract

Damage Fire Control Facility

SHAH ALAM: Expired simulator contract. It appears that KD Pelandok, the RMN main training school, is in a bind as the contracts of its simulator or simulators had expired.

The training school posted it’s predicament as it hosted a group of Ministry of Finance officials on Tuesday. The post did not identify the type of contracts that had expired but since it has a number of simulators we can assume that it is likely these involved support and maintenance issues

Among the simulators it has are the bridge handling, damage control, fire and electronic warfare systems.

Damage Fire Control Facility simulator

Perhaps the expired contract was one of the reasons RMN sent KD Jebat to India recently for FOST.
Jebat crew in the bridge simulator at the Indian training facility in October, 2018.

It must be noted the submarine simulators at the Kota Kinabalu naval base were upgraded recently almost at the same time as the submarines refit program was undertaken.
An RMN reservist taking a spin in the submarine simulator at the RMN submarine headquarters in late 2017.

Hopefully as everyone seemed to be very concerned with sovereignty recently, the bean counters at MOF and the government will take seriously the predicament faced by KD Pelandok and expedite the contract renewal as soon as possible.

– Malaysian Defence

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19 Comments

  1. I’m surprised that a submarine as new as the Scorpene has a traditional periscope and not an EO mast.

    Reply
    The EO mast is the next evolution, the Indian Scorpene is fitted with the EO mast

  2. Mr. …,

    We have the money, it just we did not allocate it enough for our defence since all our politicians & decision makers think that we are ‘not going to war with anyone’.

  3. @…

    We have a money,Malaysia is a rich country can I say..but we dont see defence budget as important as infrastructure and other for rakyat things.

  4. @ marhalim

    Brazils Scorpene will be launched this weekend. Would be interesting to see the fit out of their new sub.

  5. Terminate all contract BN sign… terminate all contract have relation with Najib and all BN… call for new contract with have relationship with pakatan. A simple and same politic we are try to play around… it look clean but it might not as clean as u think.

  6. “We have a money, Malaysia is a rich country can I say..but we dont see defence budget as important as infrastructure and other for rakyat things.”

    We are moderately rich in resources, but not so rich that we can have only a small minority pay taxes yet provide free healthcare, almost free road usage etc for everybody. Most countries that provide extensive facilities have a larger part of the population paying tax.

  7. “We are moderately rich in resources, but not so rich that we can have only a small minority pay taxes yet provide free healthcare, almost free road usage etc for everybody. Most countries that provide extensive facilities have a larger part of the population paying tax.” …Do you seriously think that individual tax collection form the bulk of the country income ? Please get the facts right ..income tax presents a tiny percentage..the goverment’s main income is from Petronas and other companies taxes ..

  8. I am pissed to be honest. Why can’t we tax all the working adults in the country? As you earn more, you get taxed accordingly. So we can have a larger tax base and the government have more money in the kitty. For PH lovers, surely you have more faith in this government that the previous ‘lanun’ regime. I worked for years overseas and paid my taxes as a toilet cleaner as well as when I joined the government service in that particular country as a PR. No grumbling. Sudah masa semua patut bayar cukai. We become more responsible for everything including defense.

  9. “Do you seriously think that individual tax collection form the bulk of the country income ? Please get the facts right ..income tax presents a tiny percentage”

    That’s the problem. In most countries, most individuals pay tax (as opposed to fewer than 20% here). We can argue about the rights and wrongs, but when it comes to defence or any service, you get what you pay for.

    “..the goverment’s main income is from Petronas and other companies taxes ..””

    Here you go. http://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/government-revenue-2017-how-it-was-spent

    We do not rely on Petronas as much as you think. Even so, we have been forcing it to pay so much dividends that future investments have to be scaled back. Meaning we cannot produce and export as much petroleum as we potentially could.

    We could surely do better- most countries don’t even have a Petronas. Besides, having so many people with incomes below the minimum tax bracket is nothing to be proud off

    Reply
    That’s why they previously had the GST to broaden the tax base

  10. Petronas related revenue normally between 50b to 60b a year consist of dividend and related royalty and taxes. Income tax is around 130 billion of which ard 20b personal income tax. CUSTOM DUTIES AROUND 40 B. For personal income tax ot of 14 million workers only 1.2 mil roughly pay income tax. Not by virtue they don’t want to but those earning below RM3500 normally not eligible to. So if you can raise the minimum take pay salary to say 4000 a month then more can be collected

  11. One way of adding revenue is to increase the ‘sin’ taxes like alcohol and cigarettes, putting up taxes on casinos (I think already done) and fines for traffic offenses for example. These are far too lenient in Malaysia, in my opinion. Hotel tax is also a good example, $10 MYR is kacang putih for Mat Salleh, really.

    Reply
    No matter how much the gomen makes it is still uncertain they will used it to pay for defense. More income may also mean the need to spread it further like making more defense things locally

  12. Soon 400b USD will arrive in our country from a Qatari sheikh n yesterday Kak zizah also said we lose 47b bcoz of corruption each year under the previous regime .surely some of this money can b invested for our defense. i said no need to worries. Wakaka.

  13. Off topic

    A new singaporean stealth boat has been observed. Said to belong to the Singaporean Navy

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuYKZs8UUAA1Ceg?format=jpg&name=large

    Previously the Halmatic VSV was seen in service with Singapore Army

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DAgMynjXkAE925r.jpg

    And this Singaporean Navy ST Marine Specialized Marine Craft Type-II

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/fe/e2/36/fee236bc5665d95bae6eb2ffada3cb22.jpg

    Specialised stealthy threats like this must be able to be tracked neutralised by the new LMS, low radar reflecting targets can be detected by using something like the IRST/optical radar.

    http://www.malaysiandefence.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/spynel-x-maritime-560433_1b.jpg

  14. To increase traffic fines and cigarette taxes are just band-aid solutions, really. The real shame is that government revenu is so low that cigarette taxes can make up 1.7% of it.

    In the long term people have to earn higher wages to support themselves, let alone the government.

    Look at the expenditure side, too. The elephants are salaries and debt service charges. We’re right to trim the number of civil servants and get interest free loans from Japan so we can retire some of our interest-bearing debt.

  15. duetofriction
    “We have the money, it just we did not allocate it enough for our defence since all our politicians & decision makers think that we are ‘not going to war with anyone’.”

    We don’t have the money because our GDP is small, because we do not use our resources efficiently. A simple exercise of selling land for development magically creates a loss of Rm45 billion. A Tabung for investment magically has more liabilities than assets.

    Similarly, the little that we give to the defence budget, is wasted buying IFVs which are 3x more expensive for again magical reasons… and many other areas as well.

    With “magic” like this happening everywhere, we will never have enough money to do anything.

    Kamal
    “So if you can raise the minimum take pay salary to say 4000 a month then more can be collected”

    Inflation will skyrocket and the real value of the RM will dump, because now there is more RM in the market but the same amount of goods.

    If you increase RM supply 5x, inflation will go up 5x, RM will dump 5x. Your tax collection will go up 5x but hey, RM is now 0.0476 against the US dollar.

    Marhalim
    “had GST to broaden the tax base”

    Indeed, so rakyat paid more. Increase Govt revenue from GST = directly taxing the public. Increase Govt revenue from Petronas = taking “money” (oil) from the environment. Which do you prefer?

    Now, how else to create revenues if not from mining or taxation?

    Well, the Govt could develop its agricultural and manufacturing industries. Which means Bernas, Felda and DRB-Hicom. Aha, now we see the problem…

    Oh, and captcha is giving me a hell of a time. Marhalim why don’t you move to WordPress or Blogspot? or implement Disqus?

  16. @ chua

    Nowadays i clicked the post comment button 20-30 times before my post is accepted. I have trouble too with the page refresh here.

    Btw why disqus? Frequently there?

  17. @chua
    A simple excersise of selling land magically creating loss of 45b.what r smoking. That 45b is debt backed by assets not loses. Keep repeating lies until it becomes the truth is it. Wakaka.ur black ops not going 2 be successful herelah.wakaka.sure some money r missing but this also happen during mahathir time n going to keep
    happening in d future regardless of who in putrajaya. Hoping other than that is simply wishful thinking.

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