Having briefly been onboard the RMN Lekiu's, during their testing phase in the UK, I would agree that Abe's assumption appears to be logical.
The design in certain respects looks like it's been loosely based on these & is an update with a single main-mast, with the exhaust stack at mid-ships. http://www.naval-technology.com/proj...iu/lekiu5.html
Following thru that the hanger / air weapons / helo handling equipment will be aft of the funnels, along with the boat bay. It's logical that engines / platform control & services will be midships.
That aside these are quite shallow draft ships (??), so to accommodate all the storage space for various tools, workshops, stores & personal baggage of the crew, as well as office facilities & specialist equipment rooms, there's quite a need (logically), for that area NOT to be employed with anything but crew accommodation.