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Scorpene spectre surfaces amid new defence deal with France

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The Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) has raised concerns over another potential Scorpene scandal amid plans to sign a new defence agreement with France.

French President Francois Hollande arrived in Kuala Lumpur yesterday for a two-day visit.

"It is noteworthy that this is the second presidential-level visit from France to Malaysia after President Jacques Chirac's state visit in July 2003, the year during which the scandal ridden Scorpene submarine agreement between Malaysia and France was signed.

"C4 is extremely concerned about this renewed attempt at another defence cooperation given the gravity of the wrongs that filled the Scorpene submarine deal...," said C4 executive director Cynthia Gabriel...

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