Two to be charged today
KUALA LUMPUR: A Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) personnel with the rank of sergeant and a company director will be charged in the Petaling Jaya Sessions Court today in connection with the missing two F5E jet engines.
Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail said the RMAF personnel would be charged for stealing while the company director for disposing off stolen properties.
Investigations revealed that both F5E jet engines were removed from the Material Udara 1 (Matra 1) godown in Kuala Lumpur as a result of a collaboration between an RMAF personnel with the rank of sergeant and a company director to dispose of both jet engines, he said in a statement yesterday.
He said based on information from witnesses and documents obtained, he ordered the two to be charged.
The sergeant will be charged under Section 380 of the Penal Code to be read with Section 109 of the same code, while the company director, under Section 414 of the code.
The jets engines belonging to the 12th Squadron (Scorpion) based in Butterworth were stolen in 2007 from the RMAF godown in Kuala Lumpur.
The RMAF only discovered the jet engines missing on May 22, 2008 and a police report was lodged on Aug 4 the same year.
Also missing were maintenance and service records.
On Monday, Abdul Gani said that the stolen engines had left Malaysia for Argentina but were off-loaded to another vessel bound for Uruguay.
However, he did not reveal their current location as efforts were under way to recover the engines as fast as possible.
He had said Malaysia would be seeking help from certain countries by engaging mutual assistance procedures. Bernama
the sergeant has the authority to search through the inventory then shipped it un-noticed…
another cover up…najib should resign bcos he was the defence minister at dat time