Malaysia - RMAF

The End is Near

SHAH ALAM: The End is Near, for the Sungai Besi airport. Back in 2010, I wrote in the Malay Mail newspaper that the government was planning to redevelop the Sungai Besi/Simpang Airport, or as the RMAF calls it the Kuala Lumpur airbase. The power that be were very defensive when […]

Malaysian Defence

Muddling Through 2017

SHAH ALAM: Muddling Through 2017. So what’s in store for the Malaysian defence and national security in the new year? Not much really and like the whole of the country, its likely to muddle through the year, much like what had happened in the past. With oil prices seemingly under […]

Malaysian Army

Mini-gun Coolness

SHAH ALAM: AS you might be aware the Army is getting more Dillon M134D mini-guns for its units. The mini guns are now arming the Army Air Wing AW109s, Lipan Bara MRAP and also possibly the upgraded Condors. This is what Dillon – the manufacturer says about the gun. The […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Beechcraft 200T King Air Crash

KUALA LUMPUR: A Beechcraft 200T King Air of the 16th Squadron crashed next to the ordnance terminal at the Butterworth airbase at 5.18pm today (Dec. 21), RMAF says in a statement. The aircraft – M41-03 – were carrying 4 crew members when it crashed. Pilot, Mejar C. Kayamboo was killed […]

Malaysia -Armed Forces

Leadership Changes in the Armed Forces

SHAH ALAM: Jen Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Nor officially assumed the post of the Chief of Defence Force today (Dec 16. 2016). He took over from retiring Jen Zulkifeli Mohd Zin, who had been in charge of the Armed Forces since June 15. 2011. Raja Affandi’s ascension to the […]