SHAH ALAM: New leads in LCS investigations. Local media is reporting that the MACC has discovered new leads in its investigations into the LCS procurement and its contract. The MACC arrested two men, one 79 and the other 49, to help investigations into the case, Bernama reported.
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested two individuals yesterday in its investigation into procurement contracts for six littoral combat ships (LCS) to be built by Boustead Naval Shipyard.
According to a source, MACC arrested two CEOs involved in the project while they were at the MACC headquarters to provide statements.
“The two were suspected to have received bribes through payments made to a company overseas.
“Another person is also suspected to have received bribes from a sub-contractor appointed to oversee the project,” the source said.
The investigation is being conducted under Section 16 of the MACC Act and Section 409 of the Penal Code.
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I have no idea whether the latest arrests will lead into any charges. The ones on the Gempita did not. The arrest came a day after the Defence Minister testified at the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament. The PAC did not issue any statement regarding the testimony however as it was the standard procedure. The minister’s testimony will likely be part of the PAC report on the LCS. I am of the opinion that we cannot expect much from the PAC really.
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