PAC declassifies report on LCS progress

KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has declassified its report on the progress of the littoral combat ship (LCS) construction project earlier today.

The 140-page report can now be accessible at its website at

The report was supposed to be tabled in parliament today to be debated by the lawmakers. However, it is now said that the report will be tabled tomorrow instead.

The controversy surrounding the RM9.128 billion contract — the largest single deal in the Defence Ministry's history — blew up when there were significant delays in the project.

Six vessels of what is set to become the Maharaja Lela class frigate (LCS) were ordered and five were to have been delivered by August last year, but not a single one had appeared.

Despite this, more than RM6 billion had already been paid to BNSSB, a subsidiary of Boustead Holdings Bhd (BHB).

The cost of the project has ballooned to over RM11 billion and would only proceed with five ships.

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