Nonetheless the critical voices continued, especially when it was announced that BAE has signed an MOU with the company Realmild, owner of LSE for the project. They said that this is another political project headed for trouble as they claim that Realmild is a subsidiary of the politically linked Media Prima entertainment local giant and has no shipbuilding experience. Hello everybody, do you know that Media Prima's management board has been successful in turning around a company that was at land's end due to the economic crisis and has now become a corporate giant again. And this was a management group that had no media industry experience in the beginning but with striving efforts they did it. That's just it, in business you need able management, not expertise in a particular industry as such expertise can be learned and LSE foremostly needs turning around and thus I am confident that this project will work out.
Some also says that the nation cannot afford to have two naval shipbuilders but do they understand that we actually do not have any naval shipbuilding specialist. Boustead Naval Shipyard also builds civilian vessels to ensure good revenue as no one can survive by just depending on MAF purchases only. Anyway, with two dockyards that can support naval shipbuilding at both ends of of maritime nations divided by the South China Sea, it would certainly help the RMN to obtain support services for the vessels but this fact is also disputed. But can anybody deny the fact that both our premier front-line vessels has been dry docked at the same time?