Source: malaysiakini (View expressed here is solely the opinion of the source)
Opposition MP Nurul Izzah Anwar will move an emergency motion in the next Parliament sitting in June to discuss the alleged sale of a highly-classified Royal Malaysian Navy document to a French defence company.
In a statement yesterday, Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar (right) said her emergency motion reads:
“To debate on the expose of illegal commissions and sale of national defence secret documents in regards to the Scorpene submarines as revealed by Suaram in Bangkok on 30 May 2012 which threatens national security and sovereignty.”
On Wednesday, French lawyer Joseph Breham, counsel for human rights NGO Suaram in its corruption case against Paris-owned shipbuilder DCNS, revealed that the company had paid 36 million euro (RM142 million) to Terasasi (Hong Kong) Ltd, ostensibly for "commercial engineering" works.
Breham (left) said French investigative judges probing the case had inquired what those payments were for and had demanded reports of financial transactions from the company, when they discovered the secret document.
"It was a secret document by the Malaysian Navy - an evaluation for the order of the submarines, which is a highly confidential report," he told journalists at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand in Bangkok.
Two of Terasasi directors are Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's close ally Abdul Razak Baginda and his father Abdul Malim Baginda.
'Najib must respond'
Nurul Izzah said the people have the right to demand Najib (below) to issue an immediate statement on this matter.
“If it is true, then it not only places the operations of the Scorpene submarines but also other possible defence secrets which may have been sold to foreign agents at risk .
“If there is a failure to immediately respond to this allegation that the citizens of Malaysia must be prepared that the national security and sovereignty of the nation is compromised,” the PKR vice president added.
Last month, Suaram revealed that French prosecution papers also included a fax allegedly showing that Najib had asked for US$1 billion (RM3 billion) for local company Perimekar from French shipmaker DCN's subsidiary DCNI, as a condition for a meeting with him on July 14, 2001.
Abdul Razak Baginda also owns Perimekar.