Inept contractor hindered fighter jet service project
THE APPOINTMENT of an unqualified and financially unsound contractor adversely affected the implementation of the Service Technical Centre (STC) for the SU-30 MKM fighter aircraft.
Auditor-General Tan Sri Ambrin Buang criticised the Defence Ministry in his report for the less than satisfactory performance of the STC project.
“The ministry had approved the second Extension of Time although a Certificate of Completion had been issued.”
Ambrin said the sluggish construction progress had resulted in a takeover of the project by a nominated subcontractor.
“The construction works were satisfactory except for a few certain non-compliance, inadequacies and defective issues which required appropriate measures to be taken.