21 September 2012

Defence Ministry Begins Probe Into RIV Acquisition

 21 September 2012

Rapid Intervention Vehicle for Malaysian Special Forces (photo : Green n Black Screen) 

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The Defence Ministry has began probing the acquisition of the Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV), its minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.

He said legal actions would also be taken against those involved in any misappropriation in the purchase of the vehicles.

PGK Detachment A using Ford Explorer Sport Trac as RIV (photo : Rizuan)

"I have been collecting evidence from the preliminary investigation and if the allegation by Sultan Ibrahim of Johor is proven right, legal action will be taken against the supplier.

“The ministry will not compromise with anyone. If misappropriation is involved in the purchase of the RIV, we will take action,” he said in response to the vast difference in prices of the RIV supplied to the Special Forces Regiment as mentoned by Sultan Ibrahim last Saturday.

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