LCS scandal: Ex-navy chief claims trial to three charges of CBT involving RM21.08mil

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KUALA LUMPUR: Former navy chief Tan Sri Ahmad Ramli Mohd Nor pleaded not guilty to three charges of criminal breach of trust in connection with the littoral combat ship (LCS) scandal.

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The 78-year-old former managing director of Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (BNS) was charged with approving payments of RM21.08mil without the agreement of the company’s board of directors.

One of the charges involved a payment of about RM13mil to Setaria Holdings Limited, which was done without BNS board approval.

Two other charges involved payments of RM1.36mil to JSD Corporation Ptd Ltd and RM6.18mil to Sousmarin Armada Ltd without BNS board approval.

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All three charges were alleged to have taken place between July 2010 and March 2011.

Ahmad Ramli was named navy chief in October 1996.

He retired in 1998 after serving in the Royal Malaysian Navy for 35 years.– The Star