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His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, the King of Malaysia. — Picture via FACEBOOK/SULTAN IBRAHIM SULTAN ISKANDAR

King wants explanation on combat training diving pool project delay

KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 — His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim, the King of Malaysia, has ordered the parties responsible for constructing the combat training diving pool at Kem Iskandar, Mersing, to explain the reasons behind its delay.

The King, who is Colonel Commandant of the Special Forces Group (GGK), said the pool, which was supposed to be fully completed by December 2022, is still under construction.

“In fact, yesterday, I was informed that the concerned parties had asked for an extension to complete construction six times. Today, I found out that the project’s signboard at the construction site has been demolished.

“Why was it demolished? I want the Johor Public Works Department and the Mersing district engineer to clarify this matter,” Sultan Ibrahim said in a statement issued by the Royal Press Office (RPO) on His Majesty’s official Facebook page today.

Accordingly, His Majesty ordered the signboard to be reinstalled.

Sultan Ibrahim graced the groundbreaking ceremony for the pool in May 2018.

The combat diving pool is a facility that is much needed by 21 GGK personnel to enhance individual and team competencies, especially in dealing with threats from the maritime domain.

The facility is also equipped with various amenities like ship mock-up, air entry point, and many other basic operational support facilities.

— Bernama

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