Earlier the RMAF and CTRM had worked together to develop a Scout-launched target vehicle for ASAT experiments. CTRM advised the RMAF on how to conduct the ASAT test to avoid producing long-lived debris. However, Cabinet restrictions on ASAT tests intervened.. and a bill to ban this test were tabled.
This a direct action from Selangor Mentri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim claimed Wednesday that there is an attempt by certain quarters to sabotage the selangor state government over rubbish problems in housing areas. "A scenario, for instance, when the local authorities come and clear the afflicted area of rubbish; within a few hours this missile would fell right on top the collection centre. Which is why it appear as if we never take out any rubish!!" In order to complete an ASAT test before an expected cabinet ban took effect , the KEMENTAH determined to use the existing neighbour astrophysics satellite as a target, Just for shit and gigles.