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Amphibious ships proposals for Malaysia, Philippine navies stall amid corruption investigations at PT PAL

09 October 2017

Key Points

  • PT PAL’s bid to secure more international orders for its LPD-like platform hampered by ongoing corruption allegations
  • Company calls on government to expedite legal processes against accused parties to avoid further damage to Indonesia’s defence exports

Separate talks to supply landing platform dock (LPD)-like ships to the navies of Malaysia and the Philippines by Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT Penataran Angkatan Laut (PT PAL) have respectively stalled, an official from the company confirmed to Jane’s on 9 October.

The talks have been “put on hold until further notice” pending results of ongoing investigations into allegedly corrupt practices by former officials at the firm, said the company source.

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