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Second high-ranking officer indicted in Scorpene subs probe

Second high-ranking officer indicted in Scorpene subs probe

Another high-ranking French official, allegedly active in corrupt activities, has been indicted over the Scorpene submarine investigation in Paris.

In a joint statement sighted by Malaysiakini, Suaram executive director Sevan Doraisamy and Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) executive director Cynthia Gabriel said Dominique Castellan is the officer indicted over the submarine probe.

Castellan is the former CEO of DCN International (DCNI), a mega shipbuilder.

His indictment was linked to Contract C5 between DCNI and Thint Asia in 2000, and the consultancy contract between Thint Asia and Terasasi Sdn Bhd, said the NGOs.

The contract allegedly involved 30 million euro transferred to Terasasi Hong Kong in November 2002, the NGO activists noted.

This is allegedly in relation to Malaysia’s purchase of two Scorpene-class submarines in 2002, when Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak, who was then the deputy prime minister, also helmed the defence ministry.

The RM3.7 billion (1.035 billion euro) deal was inked on June 5, 2002, between Malaysia and DCNI.

“This will put the French probe into the spotlight again,” Sevan and Cynthia said in their statement.

They said the notification of the indictment was issued by examining magistrate Roger LeLoire on March 1.

They noted that Castellan had denied signing on to the 30 million euro contract with Terasasi on behalf of DCNI.

Political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda (photo), a close ally of Najib, was allegedly the chief negotiator in the Scorpene submarine deal.

He was allegedly the beneficiary of Terasasi Hong Kong, in joint shareholding stakes with his father.

Razak Baginda had previously admitted to have received the 30 million euro but insisted it was a legitimate payment for consultancy work.

“The indictment of Castellan, now sheds new suspicion on this contract,” Sevan and Cynthia said.

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Second high-ranking officer indicted in Scorpene subs probe
1 Nov 2016 – malaysiakini


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