White Elephant Submarine?

We have not reached to this stage yet…but it does not mean we can start to celebrate

(The strategic role of a submarine to the nation’s maritime defence cannot be ignored but what makes it stink is the way these submarines were purchased and maintained. Image source: http://www.marinebuzz.com)

I love submarines – seen Wolfgang Petersen’s excellent Das Boot several times (wished to be an U-Boat captain) and I even wrote a short novel on submarine for my NaNoWriMo project.… [Click to read the rest] “White Elephant Submarine?”

Fishy APC Deal?

(Polish’s Rosomak in action but is Malaysia getting the same at the right price? Image source: Wikipedia)

It looks like there is going to be another boo-boo in the national defence purchase (after the earlier over-priced helicopters and commission for submarine scandal)?

The Sun reports:-

“We would like to state upfront that we are disgusted by the transaction.

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Motorsport 101: What is Malaysian F1 Team Deadly Cost?

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(It is not cheap to run an F1 team even for winning teams and they need to keep winning races if they expect good sponsorship to cover their expenses every year – Image source: Forbes)

There are pros and cons to the Government’s latest adventure into Formula 1 (F1). We thought we had a taste of F1 with Petronas’ involvement with Sauber, BMW and Mercedes and with our own Alex Yoong in the driver’s seat but in the Malaysia Boleh spirit, we are getting ourselves one notch up in this very expensive sport

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