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.

Want to read more? For analysis on this article and access to all our insight content, please enquire about our subscription options

(131 of 691 words)