KOTA KINABALU: Malaysia’s two new submarines, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman and KD Tun Razak, may be about to sail into a new controversy with the plan to send them on a promotional tour to all Malaysian ports for public viewing.
Unimpressed Kota Kinabalu parliamentarian Dr Hiew King Cheu said: “This is actually going a bit too far, because these tactical subs are not toys and not for pleasure rides.
“The cost and expenditures involved is definitely going to be very high and is a gross waste of the taxpayers’ money.”
He also contended that the annual maintenance cost of RM50 million was extravagant and exceptionally high.And where have we heard this before? So basi la!
“If for a period of six years, it will be a staggering RM300 million; the money spent on the purchase and maintenance of the submarines could have been better used to provide free housing for the poor Malaysians and to eradicate poverty in the country.
“We just don’t see any real justification and logic behind the huge spending,” he said.
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