KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Accounts Committee today spent two hours at the Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) shipyard to check on the progress of the delayed littoral combat ship (LCS) programme.
PAC chairman Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said committee members spent two hours at the shipyard located at the Royal Malaysian Navy base in Lumut.
She said PAC members wanted to see for themselves the progress of the second generation patrol vessels and began their tour at 10am.
Mas Ermieyati said the PAC also met in regards to the construction status of the LCS project, with the committee calling three witnesses to give their statements and explanations.
"The PAC proceedings began at 2.30pm, focusing on reports on the progress of the project, which is supposed to be tabled by the Defence Ministry every three months to the committee until the time the project is completed.
"One of the witnesses called (before the PAC) was Defence Ministry deputy secretary-general (development) datuk Dr Shahrazat Ahmad.
"Also called were BNS board of directors chairman Datuk Ahmad Nazim Abd Rahman and the company;s chief executive officer Azhar Jummat. Proceedings ended at 6pm," she said.
Mas Ermieyati said the PAC was committed to tabling a report on the progress of the LCS project between October 2022 and May this year for debate during the third meeting of the second session of the 15th Parliament which will take place between Oct 9 and Nov 30.