Do you know why the Malaysian government loves the defence and aerospace sector?
It's certainly not because of the desire to progress or upgrade one's technology. One must be truly gullible to believe that.
It's all about doing dealings that are classified information. This way, under the Official Secrets Act, the public has no privy to the underhanded dealings and corruption of the government.
This was precisely how the Malaysian Government signed an agreement with French DCNS and Spainish Navantia for the procurement of two Scorpene class submarines.
The procurement contract was through direct negotiation with the manufacturing companies, said to be with the service of Perimekar Sdn Bhd.
SUARAM is pursuing the government by linking up with leading human rights lawyers in France, to file a complaint with the French judicial system.
A preliminary investigation was initiated to enable access to information, to the government contracts signed with Perimekar and other information classified as government secrets in Malaysia.
The French courts accepted the request to investigate the claim of corruption for a payment amounting to Euro 114 million made as commissions from DCNS to Perimekar.
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