Friday, 12 February 2010

It can't what???

We all know this country never fail to surprise us. But this has got to be one of the best… one of the very best…

We have helicopters that can’t really fly.
We have toilets that can't flush.
We have power window that can't move.
And now…


MALAYSIA SAYS FIRST SUBMARINE UNABLE TO DIVE

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (AFP) - Malaysia's first submarine, a European-made Scorpene delivered last September, has developed problems that make it unfit for diving, the defence minister said Thursday.

The KD Tunku Abdul Rahman sailed into a grand reception last year as the first of two commissioned from French contractor DCNS and Spain's Navantia for a total of 3.4 billion ringgit (961 million dollars).

Named after the country's first prime minister, it was hailed as an important acquisition despite opposition allegations of corruption in the deal.

"The submarine can still dive but when we detected the defects, we were advised that it should not dive," Defence Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told reporters.

"The (parts found with) defects are still under warranty so the supplier and contractor are repairing them," he added.

Navy chief Abdul Aziz Jaafar said a problem first emerged in the submarine's cooling system last December. After being fixed, another defect was identified in a different system last month.

"We hope it can dive again after February 18 so we can carry out the tropical water trials," Abdul Aziz told reporters.

The navy chief said the second submarine, the KD Tun Razak which is named after the nation's second premier, is expected to arrive from France on May 31. It was originally scheduled for delivery in late 2009.

The two submarines have attracted controversy since the deal was signed in 2002.

Malaysia's opposition claims that a 540-million-ringgit commission was paid to a close associate of Prime Minister Najib Razak in brokering the contract. Najib has denied there was any corruption in the deal, which was made when he was defence minister.



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24 comments:

jun said...

woah, this is epic! Malaysia memang boleh! boleh dalam semua kegagalahan.

Jerine said...

ah...so this is the submarine that to atlantuya's life (aiya...whatever her name is, lazy to google)

MKL said...

Ehm, damn West.. if someone participated in corruption here, shame on them. But some big companies here openly say, if they wouldn't bribe at certain parts of the world, they would not be able to do business. No go and figure, who's to blame...

deus X machina said...

not so weird zewt
this is bolehland
everyhting boleh la!!!

InjusticeSistem said...

Oh bugger off zewt....you are so difficult to please......you already said it didnt u?....
"We have helicopters that can’t really fly.
We have toilets that can't flush.
We have power window that can't move."
We at BN 'consistently' fuck up ething, at least now we have 1 thing that is consistent aint it???...cant u gv us (BN) credit for being consistent? Last time Pak Lah flip flop, now we consistent,already an improvement ok....
Vote for BN, you can count on us on 'consistent fuck ups'...yes we love your prostitutes granmama and slumdog beggar granpapa
P/S da above commercial was brought to u by your frenly (Race Allergy Consultancy of International Studies of Tipu-logy (RACIST)

pinsysu said...

ROFL! not surpising wat!
We've a judiciary dat cunt administer justice according to laws ...
we got police dat cunt protect the rakyats ...
we've got jet engines missing from our 'security' forces ...
we found DSAI's semen in saiful's arse without penetration ...
we've got kugan beating himself to death while in polis custody ...
we've got TBH dat threw himself off MACC building the day b4 he got married ...
we elected reps that screw us good & proper ...
bolehland shall be renamed "the land of the unbelievables" ...

missironic said...

Wow... they did it again.. Sighs..

Amanda Christine Wong said...

i just read an article about how the gov is wasting our tax money...this should be the culmination of it all!

Antares said...

That's why his mama named him Najis. She knew that when he grew fat everything he touched would turn to shit. Unsinkable... just like those toxic turds in Mr Pink Lips's nazi regime that can't be flushed away because some vandals stole the toilet handle.

Pinknpurplelizard said...

We have border guards which smuggle.
We have rangers who poach.
We have government personnel who have no inkling how to govern.
And the list goes on and on...

Malaysia is filled to the brim with irony and an amplitude of dilemmas.

KC said...

Different day, same BN shit!

j_yenn said...

oh my gosh! i didn't know what to say when i read about this sinking submarine thing!

i'm finally able to use the Internet once again.

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

ZACL said...

This is hilarious. You couldn't make this up could you. (Or, could you?)

Oh glory!!

Crankster said...

I am quite certain I once blogged in depth about this issue after a long discussion with a friend in the industry.

The Scorpenes were essentially being laid out to green pastures. You might as well plant bunga raya in them and watch them grow, because I reckon that's all they'll come in handy for.

Of course, the government had to go and buy them. It's a lot of money being expended, and that means a lot of money can also be pocketed.

That was the whole intention. Did you really think our waters are deep enough for submarines to remain undetected?

Submarines are usually used in huge expanses of water that are so deep and difficult to monitor/guard like the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

We have no more money in the treasury because of these kind of stupid purchases, so now we're forced to pay GST and the like.

I don't know why more Malaysians don't realise their political apathy is costing them a LOT of money.

eiling lim said...

ya ya I heard about it also! Wanted to blog about it but lazy la... so fed up with the "amazing facts of malaysia" probably it needs another hundreds of million to rectify the problem!

doc said...

these so-called teething problems are so prius-like. perhaps a major recall is underway, except that it won't be reported.

day-dreamer said...

LOL =X

fufu said...

hohoho what a joke for the cny!! anyway xin nian kuai le and happy valentie's day ya :)

Sapphire Dragon said...

Captain: Enemy target ahead! Dive for cover, then blast them to smithereens with our super multi-million high-tech torpedoes!

Crew: Bos, tak boleh turun lah. Gear rosak!

Captain: Alamak!

Faisal Admar said...

haha no wonder our bonus has been vanished. for more 'important' purpose :)

zewt said...

jun - apa pun boleh. i wonder how much will the repairs cost.

Jerine - that's the one!

MKL - i heard bribery is also a tax deductible expenses in some jurisdiction in europe!

deus X machina - tapi, bolah sepak tak boleh bro.

InjusticeSistem - tipulogy hahahahaha...

pinsysu - the title given to USA as "the land where dreams come true" should be handed over to malaysia.

zewt said...

missironic - opps... they did it again.

Amanda Christine Wong - i hope you knew about the wastages way before you read that article.

Antares - ooo... harsh words :)

pinknpurplelizard - an amplitude of dilemmas... what a way to put it.

KC - and today is another different day.

j_yenn - haha... suffering from withdrawal symptons eh?

zewt said...

ZACL - nope, it's as real as it gets. Welcome to my country.

Crankster - simple... because they still have RM5 in their pocket to buy nasi lemak.

eiling lim - interesting to note a comment above saying our selat melaka is not deep enough for submarine. maybe not being able to dive is a good thing.

doc - just so malaysia...

day-dreamer - :)

fufu - wan shi ru yi... :)

zewt said...

sapphire dragon - sudah dive... nak tembak torpedoe... torpedo rosak pulak.

faisal admar - buy a new submarine perhaps.