Finally, the news which has been kept wrapped tightly by Chief of Navy has been revealed. The plan, known as 15-to-5 RMN Transformation plan was planned and submitted to the Prime Minister as soon as he was appointed as Navy Chief.
I first heard of this plan somewhere during this year's DSA, but kept mum on it for the following reasons.
Defence spending is one of the most critical component in nation-building. A sovereign government that failed to plan and to execute defence spending is a government that has failed its people, especially at time of crisis.