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Malaysia’s Ex-Navy Chief Charged in Court Over Warship Contract

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s headquarters in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s headquarters in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Photographer: Rahman Roslan/Bloomberg

Former Malaysian navy chief Ahmad Ramli Mohd Nor was charged with three counts of criminal breach of trust in relation to a 9 billion ringgit contract for littoral combat ships.  

Ramli allegedly approved payments totaling 21 million ringgit ($4.7 million) to three firms without the approval of Boustead Heavy Industries Corp.’s board, according to an official at Malaysia’s anti-graft commission, which investigated the project, and local media reports.