It has been a week since the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) exposed the alleged corruption in the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) project. A lot has been happening since then but nobody has a definite answer to the matter.
Disappointed with the politicians’ blame game, a group calling itself Jawatankuasa Protes Mana Kapal LCS (Where are the LCS Protest task force) has organised a street demonstration over the RM9 billion littoral combat ships (LCS) scandal.
The protest is said to be happening right in front of Sogo shopping center in Kuala Lumpur this Sunday (14 August).
Himpunan #ManaKapalLCS datang dengan 3 tuntutan:— amirx abd hadi (@amirxabdhadi) August 11, 2022
1. Siasat di mana kapal
2. H20 letak jawatan
3. Jawab surat panglima TLDM
Jawatankuasa menyeru seluruh rakyat Malaysia untuk hadir bersama!#Lawan pic.twitter.com/WHkxjj5K0i
The group has 3 demands to Putrajaya and they are an immediate investigation of the scandal, the resignation of current Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, and answers from the government on letters of reprimand over the project by ex-navy commander Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar.
“There is no other way for the people but to all join and speak out so that the government takes immediate action,” the group said in a statement.
The group also said that the government had failed to take any serious action on the scandal other than giving excuses and unreasonable answers by government party leaders on social media.
Kenyataan Media Jawatankuasa 'Protes Mana Kapal LCS?'— amirx abd hadi (@amirxabdhadi) August 11, 2022
Sebuah himpunan aman akan diadakan pada:
14 Ogos (Ahad), jam 2 petang di Perkarangan SOGO, Kuala Lumpur#ManaKapalLCS pic.twitter.com/lXcbsUJ4Bp
On the demand for Hishammuddin Hussein to step down from his post, the group said the minister failed to be transparent about the scandal.
“His clumsy actions have threatened the country’s security and exposed us to enemy threats,” the group said.
Meanwhile, they also described the government’s decision to ignore letters of reprimand from the ex-navy commander as proof that the government did not take the views of the armed forces seriously.
Lastly, the group called for a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to probe the scandal and urged those responsible for the project to be brought to justice immediately.
Meanwhile, the hashtag #ManaKapalLCS has also went viral on Twitter, with many angry Malaysians demanding an explanation from the government.
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