Well, almost. The Malaysian government and the Defense Ministry (Najib was the Defense Minister) had wanted to purchase 12 helicopters from Eurocopter at RM1.6 million (that is RM1.6 x 12 = RM19.2 million) without even bothering to inspect them. It probably would have happened if not for the hue and cry raised by the public and the oppositions. And the price. Is it RM1.2million per helicopter or RM1.6million. Apparently, they are not even sure of the price
Would you buy a RM50,000, or maybe RM60,000 (not sure) car sight unseen? Well, the Malaysian government, would going by what is revealed by the probe by PAC. Abu Seman Yusop, the Deputy Defense Minister admitted it during a his Budget 2009 winding-up speech in the Malaysian Parliament.
The news was reported in Malaysiakini. Would it be reported in theStar? I doubt it. This piece of news is still missing from theStar online. Let us see if it gets reported tomorrow,