Malaysia reduced its order for Maharaja Lela-class Littoral Combat Ships to five
This reduction was due to project corruption problems, resulting in cost overruns and construction delays. The reduction would enable the project to be completed on time while meeting the revised budget. An initial six Maharaja Lela class ships were ordered from the French shipyard Naval Group in 2011.The construction will be carried out in Malaysia by Malaysian shipbuilder Boustead Heavy Industries Corp (BHIC) as part of a technology transfer agreement between Malaysia and France.The ship's design is based on the design of the Gowind class corvette, which was enlarged into a type of frigate with stealth capabilities. Actually, the first ship Maharaja Lela (2501), was launched in 2017. Together with the second ship, which is scheduled to be completed in 2020. But the fact is that BHIC has delivered none.