DAP’s Lim Kit Siang today called on the government to release a full report to the public on the missing Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) jet engines as it has seriously damaged the Najib administration’s government transformation programme (GTP).
The New Straits Times reported that the RMAF had in fact lost two F-5E engines from its Butterworth base between June and November 2007 and only realised it in May the following year.
A police report was only lodged three months later and it was reported that a brigadier-general and 40 personnel from the RMAF were sacked late last year over their alleged involvement.
This incident and a lack of action is not only damaging to the GTP but to the leadership of Najib. It was obvious that the theft happened during his tenure as the Defence Minister. Not only that a report was made so late, there was also a cover up of the theft.
Such action is going to create a lot of doubt about Najib's ability to govern transparently.
It is worrying to note that those who were allegedly involved has only been sacked. The was no court martial and no just punishment been meted out.
The best thing for the prime minister and ex-defence minister to do now is to stand accountable for the incident.
Maybe RPK should have stolen the submarines instead of insulting UMNO, Najib and Islam. It is more lucrative and safer dealing with the submarines.
What else can go missing in this country? Bung Mokhtar should take up extra security for his sultry new wife.