PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested two individuals yesterday in its investigation into procurement contracts for six littoral combat ships (LCS) to be built by Boustead Naval Shipyard.
According to a source, MACC arrested two CEOs involved in the project while they were at the MACC headquarters to provide statements.
“The two were suspected to have received bribes through payments made to a company overseas.
“Another person is also suspected to have received bribes from a sub-contractor appointed to oversee the project,” the source said.
The investigation is being conducted under Section 16 of the MACC Act and Section 409 of the Penal Code.
The RM9 billion project awarded in 2014 was for an order for six LCS to be built. The first vessel was to have been delivered in April 2019.
In October last year, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said RM6.083 billion had been paid but not a single LCS had been completed.
In the same month, the government agreed to resume the project that had been suspended since 2019 because of delays and rising costs.