Rafizi promises to expose companies used to launder LCS money
(FMT) – PKR deputy president Rafizi Ramli says he will expose the scandal involving the misappropriation of funds in the RM6 billion littoral combat ship (LCS) project within a month.
Taking to Facebook, Rafizi said he would reveal all the irregularities in the project, including the establishment of shell companies to launder money.
“I will expose all the irregularities, one by one,” he said.
Rafizi was responding to a post by former prime minister Najib Razak, who claimed that Pakatan Harapan had halted the project after coming to power in 2018, effectively delaying the construction of the ships.
The project has come under much scrutiny after the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Parliament’s watchdog, recently said not a single ship had been completed despite the government spending RM6 billion since 2011.
A PAC report said the defence ministry and contractor Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) had also ignored the navy’s views on the project.
In response to the report, defence minister Hishammuddin Hussein said last week that those involved in misconduct in the project would be brought to justice.
He said the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) was still investigating the case.
Yesterday, MACC chief Azam Baki said the commission’s probe was in its last stage and the findings could not be revealed yet as it involved both the commission and the Attorney-General’s Chambers.