SHAH ALAM: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) will hold an official work visit to Boustead Naval Shipyard (BNS) in Lumut, Perak with the Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul on October 5. The visit was to check on the progress of the Second-Generation Patrol Vessel project or better known as the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).
PAC chairperson Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said the visit will give the Dewan Rakyat Speaker more information on the project’s progress for the term between October 2022 and May 2023, the report of which will be presented in Parliament during its third meeting held next month.
The third meeting of the Parliament will be held from October 9 to November 23.
“Accordingly, the PAC hopes that the Speaker will consider allowing the PAC report on the LCS project progress be debated in the Dewan Rakyat after the report is presented,” she said in a statement released today.
The visit will come a week after physical work of the LCS is supposed to be resumed next week. Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan told Parliament on September 18 that resumption of work was to start on the fourth week of September (next week).
He said the resumption was decided following agreements with all parties involved in the project.
Apart from the LCS report, the PAC will also table its reports on Bernas, COVID 19 vaccine and Felcra Bhd.
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