France probes corruption in arms to Malaysia

28th April 2010, Comments 1 comment

French authorities are investigating allegations of corruption in the sale of submarines in a case linked to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, judicial officials said.

Judicial sources who asked not to be named told AFP they opened a probe in March following a request by the Malaysian campaign group Suaram that they investigate sales of Scorpene submarines by the French shipbuilder DCN.

A lawyer representing Suaram, William Bourdon, told AFP this month that the group had made allegations of corruption and influence-peddling, claiming that kickbacks were paid to secure the contract which dates back to 2002.

Suaram alleges a commission of 114 million euros (150 million dollars) was paid to Perimekar, a Malaysian company controlled by friends of Razak, who at the time was Malaysia's defence minister and oversaw the contract.


© 2010 AFP

1 Comment To This Article

  • JAMES posted:

    on 11th April 2012, 16:39:51 - Reply

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    PAST 53 YEARS....COMING ELECTION THE THEY WILL
    LOSE. MONEY AND KILLING OF A YOUNG LADY WITH
    UNBORN CHILD...C 4 ISSUED BY MALAYSIAN ARMY IS
    USE........................