PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Defence Ministry has lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the purchase of six helicopters worth more than RM300mil in 2015, which has yet to be received by the Malaysian Armed Forces to date. The report was filed by the ministry's representative at the MACC headquarters here on Thursday (June 13). According to a ministry source, the McDonnell Douglas MD530G lightweight combat helicopters were supposed to be received in two phases – two in July 2017, and the rest in December 2018. According to the source, the approval for the purchase of the military assets in November 2015 was also not done according to set procedures. For example, the contract was approved without any military specifications, a mandatory requirement in the purchase of military assets," the source said.
Source: The Star June 13, 2019 09:11 UTC