Someone has posted a comment quoting me as a seller of weapons (I suppose an agent) who has been trying unsuccessfully to market weapons to the government. He says that I represent a company called Vita Berapi Sdn Bhd.
Through this blog, I wish to dispute the comments made by the person with the pseudonym MINDISNOTME, because I have never been a weapon agent nor ever been going around Mindef or anywhere else to sell weapons. Yes, I work for Vita Berapi but in a different capacity.
Vita Berapi is licensed company by the government to undertake R&D on small arm weapons. The company started the R&D in 2005, initially working with weapon designers from Balarus. In 2007 we employed a local weapon designer to take over the function of designing from our foreign designers who left the company at about the same period.
Our weapon designs are solely Malaysian and we have completed the first phase of development, and hope to move on with the second phase i.e. the production of the commercial-ready prototype. Please remember that these are prototypes and we have another two more stages of R&D work before we are confident of coming out with the final product. This may take up to 2 to 3 years (or even more), depending on funding.
We have not talked about where our markets are going to be, but we decided to proceed with the R&D since we felt that it is our corporate responsibility to begin the small arms weapon industry to support the country’s defence industry. As of now we, have developed a total of 5 working prototypes, and we are pleased with the results.
I am offering my readers to visit me at anytime to be briefed on the project. I believe the more people are aware of our project, the better it is. What we need now is the people’s support, beside that of our government, to see that our indigenous small arm weapons industry is fully realized.
I do hope MINDISNOTME fully understand my work now, and to discard me as a weapon agent. And so if MINDISNOTME ever sees me loitering in Mindef, I can assure him that it is not about selling weapons, but to brief the authorities on the project.
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