Lim Guan Eng (LGE) took a ride with his deputies in one of our two Scorpene submarines off the coast of Langkawi (read here).
The depth of post-quake Straits of Melaka is around 30m which is probably why the sub stayed at that level to impress LGE.
Unconfirmed reports say that there are US warships re-mapping the Straits. They don’t need a billion dollar sub to do the job.
We must peal our ears now to hear of our subs attacking pirates by surprise to defend vessels passing the Straits or will we be surprised by our subs sinking because they hit an unmarked sunken ship that was moved by the 2004 tsunami.