Monday, December 21, 2009

Tighter Control Systems For Armed Forces

KLANG, Dec 20 (Bernama) -- The inventory systems for the three branches of the Malaysian Armed Forces must always be monitored and updated according to current needs to prevent a recurrence of the loss of the F-5E interceptor aircraft engine.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the systems used by the armed forces had been completely revamped since the disappearance of the engine was realised, and the monitoring aspects with regard to the procedures, inventory and control of the movement of every asset had been tightened.
"The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) particularly must review and improve the asset inventory control system to regain public confidence in the system adopted besides ensuring that a breach will not recur," he told reporters after visiting the NGV Tech shipyard at Kampung Sinjangkang, Teluk Panglima Garang, here Sunday.
He said the disappearance of the engine in 2007 was a complicated and difficult case as it involved an international syndicate which had used RMAF officers and personnel to achieve its objective.
Ahmad Zahid said the ministry was continuing its investigation and thus he could not give detailed information on the case as it involved legal aspects.
"We hope legal action can be speeded up. So far, it is learned that police investigation has been completed and they are waiting for instruction from the Attorney-General's Chambers for further action," the minister said.
He said action had been taken against several senior officers as well as junior personnel but he declined to disclose the type of action taken.
Ahmad Zahid said there was a strong demand for components and spare parts for the first generation supersonic fighter aircraft especially among countries which were still using the aircraft.
"The engine is an old asset where the engine manufacturer no longer produces it although there are still some countries using the aircraft. Thus there is still a market for the engine," he said.
Jet engine sold to South America Firm

tunku : this is indeed a disaster condition of our armed forces when the international syndicate can easily uses our army personnel for their interest. a thorough investigation needed fast.though the minister had said that the incident will not recur, there are still many aspects and chances for other incident which can appear in the armed forces. we want to know who is behind it asap and these people should be charged as the nation traitor,not just stealing.a disciplinary action alone is not enough for these traitors.


Anonymous said...

PM Najib, beware of the agenda behind this issue. In 2007 you're the defence minister. Can you read what and why is Zahid trying to do? Is this a subtle message or threat to force you to put KJ in the cabinet? Think and act fast DSN...I'm sure you are not that easy to be threatened? Less of course Zahid can't wait to take your office?????

Pemerhati said...

I wholly agree with Anon 2:12.
DS Najib must immediately sack Zahid!
Sack Nazri! Sack Ong Tee Kiat! Sack Wee Kah Siong!
Before its too late or you might find youself sacked in PRU13!

antuselamat said...

Anon 2:12

eeeeee...!!! I want to continue to play safe!!!

Let me sail safe all the way as PM!

Anonymous said...

Missing Aircraft Engine, No Cover Up, Says Najib

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 21 (Bernama) -- The government has no intention to cover up the case of the missing aircraft engine belonging to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said on Monday.

The prime minister said that a police report was lodged when the Defence Ministry realised the incident which happened during his time as minister in charge.

"In fact we went forward to the police. At that time I was the minister in charge. I decided we should report it to the police," he told reporters after chairing the Malaysian Aerospace Council meeting here.

Najib was commenting on the case of the missing RMAF F-5E fighter jet engine in 2007, which was sold to an international company based in South Africa.

On the brigadier-general who was sacked but who retained his pension, Najib said it depended on what he had done wrong and it was up to the Air Force and the Armed Forces to decide on that.

"We wait until the full report comes out because we have cooperated with the police," he said.

Anonymous said...

International Syndicate not only operating in Ministry of Defence. How do you think George Soros got valuable information on our currency in 1996.By now we should know that foreign informants are and have been working in KL for as long as we have been independent. We need to be vigilant because temptation is very big just as we are able to spend more money these guys also have more money to throw around.we also want big house. big car and multi household.Ramalx

Anonymous said...

While we are on this subject we might as well look into the purchase of KD INDRAPURA which was purchased from the US under the Sales of Military Syrplus Programme. Under this programme surplus militaty equipment is sold to friendly countries at give-away prices. Ramalx