Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Brazil buys Eurocopters at half of our price

Update: 'Suspend deal until after parliamentary probe' - The RM2.3 billion military helicopter deal with Franco-German company Eurocopter should be suspended until a parliamentary committee has probed the purchase.



On October 20, PKR Youth deputy chief, Mohd Fariz Musa lodged a police report regarding the latest exposé into the much questioned government purchase of 12 Cougars worth RM2.3 billion. In a press conference, he stated that such large discrepancies in the prices both Brazil and Malaysia were paying for the same model merit a in-depth investigation and of course, public scrutiny.

"Brazil have signed a contract to purchase 50 Cougars worth US$1.2 billion (RM4 billion). On the other hand, Malaysia have sealed the deal worth RM2 billion for just 12 units," he explained at the Dang Wangi police station in relation to his report. [Malaysiakini, 20/10/08]




1 comment:

bexe said...

If we do not at least launch a credible investigation into this, we doom ourselves to complicity in cheating the people. The over-charging appears to be blatant, notwithstanding some differences in avionics and such.