PAC: Defence Ministry excluded A-GC in signing of LCS supplementary contract

KUALA LUMPUR: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has slammed the Defence Ministry for excluding the Attorney-General's Chambers (A-GC) from the signing of the Sixth Supplementary Contract (SA6) for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) project.

"The Defence Ministry's decision to sideline the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) in signing SA6 is an action that is not justifiable, as it can have legal implications for the government and should not be repeated," the committee said in a declassified report.

It also called upon all ministry and governmental agencies to ensure the draft contract negotiated with the company has been referred to and reviewed in an orderly manner and approved by the A-GC before being signed.

The SA6 was signed between Defence Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Muez Abd Aziz and Boustead Holding Bhd (BHB) chairman Datuk Nazim Rahman on May 26 this year.

The agreement among others details project deliverables and governance of reviving the LCS project.

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