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First Post-Blockade Food Aid Ship Leaves Ukraine for Africa

The Algemeiner 16 Aug 2022
The WFP’s deputy emergency co-coordinator in Ukraine, Marianne Ward, told Reuters the ship was expected to reach its destination in two weeks and the humanitarian agency had procured 60,000 metric tonnes of wheat thus far ... That lifts the total number of ships to leave under the July 22 grain deal to 21.
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Report: MACC eyes charges against ‘VIP’ ops director as person of interest in LCS scandal

Malaysia Today 15 Aug 2022
The LCS project, budgeted at roughly RM9 billion, is reportedly the largest procurement in the history of the Defence Ministry. The procurement began in 2013 with a 10-year time frame and six LCS ships were expected to be built and delivered to the country by the end of 2023.
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Which defence minister is responsible for the LCS scandal?

Malaysia Today 15 Aug 2022
Which of the nine defence ministers of Malaysia since 1990 is responsible for the latest mega defence procurement scandal, the RM9 billion littoral combatant ship (LCS)? ... Which of the nine defence ministers of Malaysia since 1990 is responsible for the latest mega defence procurement scandal, the RM9 billion littoral combatant ship (LCS)?.
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PM Modi lauds armed forces for supporting self-reliance initiative, mentions export of Brahmos missile

Financial Express 15 Aug 2022
Indian Navy ships set to unfurl national flag in different continents ... In January, the Philippines concluded a USD 375 million deal with India for the procurement of three batteries of the BrahMos cruise missile ... A number of other countries have also shown interest in procuring the Brahmos missiles.
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Independence Day: Modi lauds armed forces for supporting his vision for self-reliant India

The Telegraph India 15 Aug 2022
In January, the Philippines concluded a USD 375 million deal with India for the procurement of three batteries of the BrahMos cruise missile. BrahMos Aerospace, an India-Russian joint venture, produces supersonic cruise missiles that can be launched from submarines, ships, aircraft, or land platforms.
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AGC to make decision soon on LCS project probe

The Star 15 Aug 2022
PETALING JAYA. The Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) will make a decision soon on the recommendations of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) regarding the procurement of the littoral combat ships (LCS). Read full story ... .
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DAP’s Chin Tong calls for special parliamentary sitting to discuss on LCS scandal

Malaysia Today 14 Aug 2022
(MMO) – Johor Opposition leader Liew Chin Tong urged the government to call for a special parliamentary sitting to discuss the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) project scandal ... “The LCS is not going to be a short-term procurement ... He pointed out that corruption in the procurement of defence assets is itself a threat to national security.
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LCS scandal: They don’t mind being labelled as traitors as long as they can be ...

Malaysia Today 12 Aug 2022
“If the LCS procurement process is carried out according to the procedures set by the government, this kind of leakage would not have happened ... “Indeed it is his responsibility as the Navy Commander representing RMN at that time to recommend the specifications of ships and weapons that meet the purpose of the procurement.
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MP SPEAKS | The PAC's LCS site visit

Malaysia Kini 12 Aug 2022
The entire undertaking to procure six ships is in a pitiful state. .
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Dragon moves in close to southern IndiaAny Taiwan-like adventure by China in Sri Lanka would ...

Deccan Herald 12 Aug 2022
New Delhi had pressured Sri Lanka to halt the spy ship as it seriously threatened India's security. Informed sources tell me that China has stocked up a huge quantity of fuel at Hambantota months ago in preparation for its spy ship's snooping schedule for over two weeks beginning August 11.
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Kit Siang: “Was Najib the ‘hidden hand’ behind LCS scandal?

Malaysia Today 11 Aug 2022
Whether former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was the “hidden hand” behind the littoral combat ship (LCS) scandal ... The first of the six ships was scheduled for delivery this year but none have been completed, the committee said ... “Najib was the prime minister and the finance minister at the time when the ships were procured.
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PAC Chairman: Cabinet's decision on LCS recommendations welcome

The Star 10 Aug 2022
KUALA LUMPUR. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) welcomes the Cabinet decision to adopt the two most important recommendations in its Report on the Procurement of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), said its chairman Wong Kah Woh. Read full story ... .
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Royal United Services Institute urges blocking flow of microelectronics to Russia

Eweekly 09 Aug 2022
Therefore the government should “”identify and close down Russian covert procurement networks,” says RUSI, adding that the devices “will likely have been procured illicitly and clandestinely shipped to Russia or fraudulently diverted to military end users at some point prior to the invasion.” ... .
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MP urges PM to convene special Parliament sitting to discuss LCS fiasco

Malaysia Kini 09 Aug 2022
Steven Sim says many issues concerning ship procurement need debating. .
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LCS scandal: PAC report confirms long-standing issues previously raised – Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad WORLD ...

Malaysia Today 09 Aug 2022
(The Vibes) – I WELCOME the release of the Dewan Rakyat’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on the RM9 billion littoral combat ship (LCS) saga. The project, in effect, was one of the largest defence procurements for new equipment undertaken in Malaysia’s history ... The Spec. ----------------------- ... world ... MT Webmaster ... READ MORE HERE. .

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