KUALA LUMPUR: As noted above appended below is the link for a Press release issued by the Australian MOD. It is the Community Programme Report for the new Australian Defence White Paper, basically its the guiding document. It provide good reading even for us in Malaysia especially with our reticence for coming up with such an important document as a blueprint for the armed forces development. I know its hard to follow a well-thought plan when there are all sort of opportunities for national interest.
May well want to forgo my ramblings on defence but at least look at the document below so you may well have an inkling of the idea for a sound defence policy for our own beloved country. I understand that there is no need to copy nor follow what ever the recommendations in the Australian document but its a good start for our very own White Paper on Defence. I also took the opportunity to forward the link to your boss, the YB PM, so he too can get some ideas from the same document. The writing is on the wall, YB Datuk, only by learning from others can the country move forward.
We cannot afford any more costly mistakes.