Hornbill Unleashed

June 8, 2012

‘Act of treason puts navy at risk’

Patrick Lee

If it is true that military secrets were sold, Azmin Ali says the act can be considered as treason and Najib has to explain.

If it is true that Malaysian military secrets were sold, it puts the nation’s naval force at risk, said PKR deputy president Azmin Ali.

He was referring to Suaram’s recent expose, which involved the alleged selling of secret documents with details on the Malaysian Navy’s Scorpene-class submarine, to a French company.

The act, said Azmin, amounted to “treason of the highest order.”

“Revealing these strategies have allowed for the Scorpene’s weaknesses to be taken advantage of.

“This action has endangered the lives of our soldiers handling the already operational Scorpene submarines,” he told reporters here today.

The exchange, which supposedly took place during the early 2000s, occured when Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak served as Malaysia’s defence minister.

As such, Azmin said Najib had much to answer for.

FMT previously reported Suaram’s revealing of the sale of the documents -which supposedly have an evalution by the Navy of the Scorpenes and contract details – to French-based DCNS for 36 million euros (RM142 million).

Suaram’s lawyers said that the secret document was sold by Terasasi (Hong Kong) Ltd, whose directors are Abdul Razak Baginda and his father Abdul Malim Baginda.

Both are believed to be closely linked to Najib.

The document was allegedly sold to Thales International, also known as Thint Asia, a subsidiary of DCN (later known as DCNS).

DCNS is the company central in the legal suit filed by Suaram in 2009 in the French courts, which recently commenced a judicial inquiry at the Tribunal De Grande Instance in Paris.

The inquiry revolves around the RM7.3 billion deal to purchase two Scorpene submarines with DCNS and Spainish Navantia in 2002.

Immediate probe needed

Azmin then asked how Najib’s advisers were able to sell this document and demanded that the police, MACC and the armed forces look into the matter immediately.

At the same press conference, former Brigadier-General (Air Force) Abdul Hadi Abdul Khatab called this episode a “security breach.”

He also criticised a defence minister’s powers when dealing with the military, calling it “too centralised”.

Abdul Hadi said a minister should be looking into defence policies instead of getting involved in equipment and arms trading.


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3 Comments »

  1. When someone is caught shop lifting in a super market he or she will be charged and jaiied for up to 2 years in prison. When you are caught for trespassing you will be charged and jailed for up to six months. But if you are an UMNO minister or crony and solid evidence has shown you are selling national secrets to a foreign country or you have been receiving bribes to favour a certain supplier or contractor there will be no action taken. What does this tell us. Be an UMNO elite and plunders or robs the nation and the people as much as you can.because you shall be regarded as the chosen Muslims and Malays.

    Comment by SK Subramaniam — June 10, 2012 @ 1:15 PM | Reply

  2. This was supposed to have been a government to government deal…between Malaysia and France.

    In Finance and Investment, people talk about Risk Management. In corporate strategies, it is a standard feature for corporate survival.

    The risks of attacks from other nations or rogue parties, groups as far as Malaysia is NOW concerned is ORANGE LEVEL !!!

    It was a very IRRESPONSIBLE ACT of Perimekar, Terasasi, Razak Baginda and gang, including the Lead Rogue Najib Razak. It’s an act of High Treason.

    You might think no country wants to invade Malaysia but that’s thinking like a simpleton. We have natural resources and locational strategic oomph that’s very valuable and its very natural origins …some may say its God given!

    YOU NOW have a serving Prime Minister who is involved in this deplorable act and YOU can do something about it!

    At the 13th General Election!

    Comment by Back to the Future — June 8, 2012 @ 7:19 PM | Reply

    • As an afterthought, Malaysian Citizens can hold France in breach and the country FRANCE owes us A DUTY OF CARE !

      Comment by Back to the Future — June 8, 2012 @ 7:27 PM | Reply


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