PAS: Top brass involved in jet scandal

(Free Malaysia Today) – PAS vice president Datuk Mahfuz Omar believes that officers of higher ranks are involved in the case of the stolen RMAF jet engines.

“The investigation took a year and four months to complete, which gives it plenty of room to distort some evidence and the investigation,” he said referring to the arrest and charging of a low-ranking RMAF sergeant and a company director at the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court on Wednesday over the missing F5E engines.

Both RMAF sergeant, N. Tharmendran, and a supply company director, K. Rajandran Prasad, pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court to the charge of abetting in the theft of the engines.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak had promised there will be no cover up, but the  the charging of only a sergeant and a company director brought immediate reaction from various quarters, with one saying “this could be another big joke after Malaysia was made a laughing stock” by reports of the scandal.