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LPJ Co-Operates Fully Over Investigation On Missing Radar

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JOHOR BAHRU – The Johor Port Authority (LPJ) has fully cooperated with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the loss of military radar equipment worth millions of ringgit at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) recently.

LPJ general manager Muhammad Razif Ahmad said LPJ is now hoping that the parties involved in conducting the investigation on the case will announce the results of the investigation.

“We urge the party conducting the investigation to tell us what the issue is … if there is no issue they must say there is no issue because we do not want the case to be left hanging,” he told reporters at the LPJ Aidilfitri celebration here today, also attended by LPJ Chairman Datuk Abdul Rahim Ramli.

Muhammad Razif once again pointed out that containers containing the equipment were actually not lost but had arrived safely at its stipulated destination.

He, however, said the incident was indeed a lesson to all related parties.

In this regard, he welcomed the space available to improve the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of the port.

On June 29, an English-language newspaper in its report claimed that military radar equipment worth millions of ringgit was lost at PTP in transit from Australia to the Netherlands.

The container containing the radar was allegedly held up by the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) pending the documents required by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

However, JKDM director-general, Datuk T Subromaniam denied the containers containing the radar was missing, but instead confirmed that the equipment had arrived in the Netherlands via the Port of Rotterdam. – BERNAMA

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