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"Plundered six frigates": shipbuilding failure in Malaysia

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Malaysia hoped to soon receive substantial reinforcements for fleet in the form of six new ships. They were supposed to become the backbone of the country's navy, at least for the next decade, replacing the long-obsolete pennants. However, despite the enormous costs for the state, the fleet was left without the long-awaited replenishment.


A lot of anger and frustration was poured into the Boustead shipyard after it did not complete the construction of six Maharajalela-class coastal warships on time and on budget - I call them frigates

- writes the author of the Malaysian edition of the Malaysia Flying Herald.

According to him, the contractor has had a trail of problems since the early 2000s, when he made many mistakes while building six Kedah-class patrol vessels [based on the German Meco 100 project].

Who is to blame for this? A former defense minister who was recently sentenced to jail over a high-profile theft case? Or his successor, who is currently on trial for corruption?

- asks the publication.

According to it, problems in the implementation of the shipbuilding program were caused by politicians who constantly "poke their nose" into projects, making minor and short-sighted amendments.

Are there any hopes for the Maharajalela class? Every year, the defense budget is getting smaller and smaller. For the fleet to be able to "save" the Maharajalela class, at least a few billion more ringgits would be required [1 ringgit equals $ 0,24].

- writes the Malaysia Flying Herald.

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  1. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 13 August 2020 09: 49 New
    +7
    Theft was born on Earth before the "priestesses of love".
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 13 August 2020 09: 52 New
      +7
      "Plundered six frigates": shipbuilding failure in Malaysia

      Who is to blame for this? A former defense minister who was recently sentenced to jail over a high-profile theft case? Or his successor, who is currently on trial for corruption?


      Change guys flag yes His striped corruption karma is ruining you ...

      1. Bashkirkhan
        Bashkirkhan 13 August 2020 10: 32 New
        +1
        Quote: Insurgent
        His striped corruption karma is ruining you ...

        It's not about the color of the flag. The Prime Minister of Malaysia, the oldest elected leader in the world, 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad, only this year resigned. Due to his age, he probably did not keep track. All the same, since 1981 he worked as prime minister.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 13 August 2020 10: 46 New
        -1
        Quote: Insurgent
        His striped corruption karma is ruining you ..

        I wonder why they preferred the mattress flag when they were under Great Britain.
      3. Vol4ara
        Vol4ara 13 August 2020 10: 59 New
        -6
        Quote: Insurgent
        "Plundered six frigates": shipbuilding failure in Malaysia

        Who is to blame for this? A former defense minister who was recently sentenced to jail over a high-profile theft case? Or his successor, who is currently on trial for corruption?


        Change guys flag yes His striped corruption karma is ruining you ...


        What is wrong with the navy in the states? Did politicians steal any submarines there? If my memory serves me, the Virginias are flying out of the shipyards like cakes, and the fleet is the first in the world
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 13 August 2020 12: 07 New
          +3
          Quote: Vol4ara

          What is wrong with the navy in the states? Did politicians steal any submarines there?


          Give the Malays the Fed's printing press and they'll have a fleet. "All OK !"with a constant corruption component ...

          And they will write such articles about the USA yes .
          1. Vol4ara
            Vol4ara 13 August 2020 14: 22 New
            -4
            Quote: Insurgent
            Quote: Vol4ara

            What is wrong with the navy in the states? Did politicians steal any submarines there?


            Give the Malays the Fed's printing press and they'll have a fleet. "All OK !"with a constant corruption component ...

            And they will write such articles about the USA yes .

            Why give them something? Apparently, they do not need it since they still do not have it.
            By the way, the question is: maybe we will also build such a machine and we will also have everything ok, no?
        2. +5
          +5 13 August 2020 12: 47 New
          +3
          Well, there steel for the PLA has been plundered a little since 1985, but right now they are plundering the rubber sheathing on Virjah ....
        3. BDRM 667
          BDRM 667 13 August 2020 15: 49 New
          +2
          Quote: Vol4ara
          What is wrong with the navy in the states? Did politicians steal any submarines there?

          Vol4ara, but the comment did not mention the USA lol .
          Quote: Insurgent
          Change the guys flag yes His striped corruption karma is ruining you ...


          And you read, and immediately "in the rack", to the visor, rushed to otmazat staff yes

          You know, the corruption there is no less than Malaysian ...
          1. Prisoner
            Prisoner 13 August 2020 21: 00 New
            0
            laughing “His own unwillingly brother.” (C) Matrasnikov's authority is becoming more and more difficult to maintain. We need a lot of people and finance.
      4. For example
        For example 13 August 2020 11: 08 New
        +3
        No need to change.
        You just need to add a five-pointed star, a Star of David, a hammer and sickle, a circle symbolizing the sun, football and basketball. To please everyone. laughing
        And then karma will be happy.
        1. tihonmarine
          tihonmarine 13 August 2020 11: 43 New
          +2
          Quote: For example
          You just need to add a five-pointed star, a star of David
          The pentagram is a strong energy code that calls to the higher beings of the other world. This is a Slavic symbol of security. The amulet is a powerful protection. The Sumerians hung a star as a talisman against theft. She invokes good energy and powers of light.
        2. Alexey RA
          Alexey RA 13 August 2020 13: 57 New
          +2
          Quote: For example
          You just need to add a five-pointed star, a Star of David, a hammer and sickle, a circle symbolizing the sun, soccer and basketballs.

          Uh-huh ... and a crescent moon - so that they all fight right on the flag. smile
    2. NIKN
      NIKN 13 August 2020 10: 22 New
      +4
      Quote: tihonmarine
      Theft was born on Earth before the "priestesses of love".

      This is undeniable. In animals, this is normal, since it lies, then mine. :)) Well, homo sapiens lives by the same foundations. in this aspect, rationality went only to improve this instinct. In which homo sapiens excelled. Sometimes one gets the impression that they flew into space for the sake of opening another regular feeder for theft ... recourse
      1. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 13 August 2020 11: 07 New
        +1
        Quote: NIKNN
        Sometimes one gets the impression that they flew into space to open another trough for theft.

        And such thoughts visit me too. It is not for nothing that Trump and his comrades declared the moon a zone of US interests.
    3. Dmitry Potapov
      Dmitry Potapov 13 August 2020 10: 27 New
      0
      And before humanity!
    4. vkl.47
      vkl.47 13 August 2020 10: 52 New
      +2
      Come on ??? I thought corruption only in our country can be lobbying interests in other "normal" countries))) Well, so the kreakly say.
      1. Vol4ara
        Vol4ara 13 August 2020 11: 01 New
        0
        Quote: vkl.47
        Come on ??? I thought corruption only in our country can be lobbying interests in other "normal" countries))) Well, so the kreakly say.

        The thief is when you came and stole. And lobbying is when this ship will be built by the wrong company, but this one and for this I will get on my pocket. What's not clear here?
        1. Rubi0
          Rubi0 13 August 2020 11: 33 New
          +2
          +10 to you, if we officially allow lobbying, then we will defeat corruption in a day
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 13 August 2020 11: 27 New
        0
        Quote: vkl.47
        I thought corruption only in our country may be lobbying interests in other "normal" countries))) Well, so the kreakly say.

        Corruption is a consequence of capitalism, and no one can get away from it.
        1. Vol4ara
          Vol4ara 13 August 2020 11: 37 New
          +1
          Quote: tihonmarine
          Quote: vkl.47
          I thought corruption only in our country may be lobbying interests in other "normal" countries))) Well, so the kreakly say.

          Corruption is a consequence of capitalism, and no one can get away from it.

          The thief is a consequence of the fact that you are alive. This is generally a normal phenomenon in the animal kingdom, but it interferes with the normal development of our society.
          1. Uncle Vanya Susanin
            Uncle Vanya Susanin 13 August 2020 12: 09 New
            +1
            "The swelling is a consequence of being alive."
            Oh, how theft turns out to be a condition of survival! ? Now it's clear why the dinosaurs died out, they were too honest wink
        2. cost
          cost 13 August 2020 14: 51 New
          +2
          tihonmarine (Vlad): Corruption is a consequence of capitalism,


          Why only a consequence of capitalism? Corruption existed and exists under any system yes
          The father of this term is an influential member of the ancient Roman Senate - praetor and plebeian aedile Mark Porcius Cato. In the spring of 188 BC. he brought charges in the Senate against the victors of Carthage, Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, Quintus Minucius Therma and Mania Acilius Glabrion. They were accused of mistreating the allies, lying about victories in the war, and "Corruptio" - appropriating part of the booty, bribery, venality using their position. All of them were sentenced to huge ruinous fines, and Minucius Term was also stripped of Roman citizenship and exiled from Rome.
          Today, Corruption is a term denoting the use by an official of his power and rights entrusted to him, as well as the authority, opportunities, connections associated with this official status for personal gain ...
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  3. rocket757
    rocket757 13 August 2020 10: 02 New
    +1
    To one degree or another, it's the same everywhere.
    Indeed, the greed for profit, in any way, ruined many and many ... however, some were not enriched so sickly.
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 13 August 2020 10: 45 New
    +1

    Who is to blame for this? A former defense minister who was recently sentenced to jail over a high-profile theft case? Or his successor, who is currently on trial for corruption?
    Well, nothing is "new under the moon"! laughing All and sundry are pulling, and everywhere. bully
  5. Avior
    Avior 13 August 2020 10: 45 New
    +1
    The headline is loud, and the article itself is a set of slogans from the local Malaysian opposition.
    Nothing can be understood - what's the problem with the frigates?
    The video shows that the frigate is on the move and is fully completed.
    French gowind2500, or a large corvette, or a small frigate, 3000 tons.
    It is not clear from the article what the problem is, what kind of corruption is there, why the deadlines have shifted to the right and become more expensive and by how much. What is the connection with this with the defense ministers? What is the state of the ship building?
    At least some of them have been launched, and the video shows him at sea.
    An anonymous author could have seen that the article, typed from phrases snatched out of the wrong place from the Malaysian article, does not carry any useful information.
  6. Andobor
    Andobor 13 August 2020 12: 35 New
    0
    Unambiguously, tolerasts are guilty of everything, - they broke the braces for the Malaysians, - and that is what the demons of officials have plunged into the sin of money-grubbing.
  7. Galleon
    Galleon 13 August 2020 16: 05 New
    +1
    "Plundered six frigates": shipbuilding failure in Malaysia

    Eh, vigorous pasta! either coped with their corruption, or so that their eyes would not see it - so at least read about someone else's! .. drinks
  8. wow
    wow 13 August 2020 19: 00 New
    +1
    But weren't there "Ukrainian specialists" ...?