Selangor Journal

SPRM urged to investigate missing military radar case

SHAH ALAM, JUNE 29: Parliament Opposition Leader and KEADILAN President, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has urged the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to investigate the missing military radar incident at Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas, Johor.
According to her, the loss which was reported this morning was shocking and worrying, raising concerns on the involvement of bribery.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL MEDIA STATEMENT:
Missing Military Radar at Tanjung Pelepas Port Threatens Country’s Safety
The loss of military radar consignment at the Tanjung Pelepas Port, Johore, which was reported this morning is most shocking and worrying. This is a most serious breach of national security.
The military radar equipment worth millions of ringgit, on the way from Australia to Netherlands, was detained last month at the Tanjung Pelepas Port for not having a permit under the 2010 Strategic Commercial Act. However, it was found missing and believed to have been smuggled out of the country.
This incident is not merely about the lost military equipment which could have been stolen or smuggled out of the country, but this has also raised concerns on the level of security in one of the most important port in this country.
This incident is most disturbing as customs and port authorities should have the highest and tightest security.
If military radar equipment can be stolen or smuggled that easily, what more drugs, human trafficking and even cargo mismanagement or dangerous goods consignment.
It is very disappointing if there is any element of corruption and conspiracy in this crime, and I urge the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to thoroughly investigate this matter.
Since this incident involves security and foreign relations, I urge Putrajaya, Home Ministry and the Malaysian Royal Customs to immediately provide an account on this issue and steps that will be taken to ensure the security of ports in this country is tightened.
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail
Opposition Leader
KEADILAN President
29 Jun 2017

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