June 30, 2022

Mat Sabu: Undelivered helicopters to be brought up in Cabinet soon

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KUALA LUMPUR: The issue of the undelivered US-made MD530G light scout attack helicopters will be taken to Cabinet soon, says Mohamad Sabu.

The Defence Minister said the ministry has received the views of the Attorney General and the Defence Ministry’s Policy Department.

“We have these two views on the issue and will bring it to the Cabinet for a decision.

“We are looking at discussing this matter soon, before the year ends, so that there is a final decision on the six helicopters, some of which we should have taken delivery of in November 2017,” he told reporters after launching the Malaysia Institute of Defence and Security Conference 2019 at a hotel here on Monday (Nov 25).

When asked if the government would continue with the purchases, Mohamad said it was up to the Cabinet.

On the Defence White Paper, he said it was set to be tabled in Parliament on Dec 2.

“We have held at least five meetings with defence industry players while including the input of other countries which have tabled their White Papers such as New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Brunei, and Germany,” he said.