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Minister’s Second Wife Scammed Hundreds Of Millions From LCS

The second wife of Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad has been alleged to be another key player in scamming hundreds of millions of ringgit meant for the controversial Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) project.

In a revelation this morning, Rafizi Ramli who is Keadilan’s Deputy President claimed that Dr Abdul Latiff’s second wife, Zainab Mohd Salleh controlled two fake offshore companies set up for the purpose of this scam.

The two offshore companies are Alizes Marine Limited (registered in Malta) and Alizes Marine Labuan (registered in Labuan).

Both have similar names to the French company, Alizes Marine which was appointed to supply spare parts for the LCS project.

Alizes Marine Limited (Malta) is owned by Zainab Mohd Salleh, second wife of Abdul Latiff, while Alizes Marine Labuan (Labuan) is owned by the same woman via another offshore company established in Malta called Intralogistics Limited.

Rafizi explained, several forms of abuse occurred in the multi-billion LCS project through the two fake companies.

The first, he claimed, was when the fake companies issued invoices to the Government although they had failed to perform their work.

“Some RM23.37 million was embezzled between 2011 and 2014 through this scheme.”

Secondly, Rafizi said Alizes Marine (France) was appointed as a spare parts supplier for the LCS project, but instead of paying the appointed French company, the LCS project made a payment of RM210 million to the fake companies established in Malta and Labuan.

For the record, Abdul Latiff was UMNO MP for Mersing and Deputy Defence Minister in Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s Cabinet between 2008 and 2013.

The then Defence Minister was Datuk Seri Zahid Hamidi, current UMNO President.

Abdul Latiff joined Bersatu in 2019.



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