A submarine that cannot dive. I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry.
Only in Malaysia, does our navy end up buying a submarine that cannot dive. This problem developed due to some broken parts but there is a much deeper issue at hand. If such a new submarine is built with such shoddy workmanship that it is unable to perform its primary function, which is to manoeuvre under-water, one must wonder what other problems it may be hiding.
Maybe, once we try to actually fire something, we will discover that the torpedo bays do not flood, nor do the torpedoes actually work. Maybe if we try to use the periscope, we will find it short-sighted and unable to see anything beyond its bow. This seems to be endemic of a lot of things that we do in Malaysia, which is sort of a wayang kulit that looks and sounds extremely nice but lacks any real substance.
The crowning jewel of our Royal Malaysian Navy and carrying the proud name of our founding father, has trouble diving.
Here’s me guessing that our neighbour’s submarine will be able to dive.