PETALING JAYA: The government will be studying the Covid-19 situation in the country before deciding on the organising of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (Lima) and Defence Services Asia (DSA) exhibitions.
Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said, before deciding on its implementation, the ministry would hold discussions with the industries and interested companies from abroad to ensure their involving for the success of both exhibitions.
“Lima and DSA would depend on the Covid-19 situation. I wish to reiterate that the organising of both events is not only on the consideration of ourselves as the Covid-19 environment will also determine the involvement of the related industries.
“We have to pray and today we are seeing the Covid-19 situation improving. At the same time, we have to interact with all parties involved to see the success of both shows,” he said.
He was speaking to reporters after the Wearing of the United Nations Beret ceremony, the handing over of the Malaysian flag and the deployment of the first Malaysian Battalion 850-9 batch to Lebanon at the Subang air base today.
On March 5, the media reported that Lima would not be held this year even though there was a demand to hold it virtually, though the decision was still to hold Lima 2023.
DSA which was scheduled to be held in August 2020 was postponed for almost two years to a new date in March 28-31 2022. – Bernama