MAT SABU’S DEFENCE PRIORITIES

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 14 May 2018

Congratulations to our cook at Kamunting Detention Camp during Ops Lalang, Mat Sabu for being appointed our new Defence Minister. He has been quoted as saying that his first task as Defence Minister is to investigate an alleged military land privatisation deal made to a company owned by three individuals. All well and good, but surely this is but one small part of the overall big defence picture that needs reviewing.

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VOTERS SHOULD MAKE FIGHTER JETS PURCHASE AN ELECTION ISSUE

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, Suaram Adviser 15 Feb 2018

BAE Systems’ offer to provide Malaysia a UK government-backed financing deal if it decides to replace its fleet of combat jets with the Eurofighter Typhoon should alert Malaysian voters to make this multi-billion ringgit purchase an election issue.

Malaysia has been weighing France’s Rafale jet and the Eurofighter Typhoon, built by a European consortium including Britain’s BAE, as it looks to buy up to 18 jets to replace its Russian MiG-29s,  most of which are grounded.

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