Malaysian Army

Guardians in Lebanon

SHAH ALAM: Guardians in Lebanon. The Malaysian contingent in Lebanon – Malbat 850-5 – has finally taken delivery of the nine IAG Guardian 4X4 APC ordered last year. The APCs were delivered to the Malbat 850-5 camp, near the port city of Tyre early on May 29 according to a […]

Malaysia -Armed Forces

Change of Commands

SHAH ALAM: Change of commands. Two ceremonies were held to mark the handing over of two important posts – albiet lower down the totem pole – in the Armed Forces today. These ceremonies involved the Army and the RMN. For the Army, the ceremony was held in Kuching where Lt. […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Plan B, Part 1

SHAH ALAM: Plan B, Part 1. As you are aware the new administration seemed to be swamped with many things that they said were done by the previous administration. I dont have time to go through all of them here but it is likely to have an impact on the […]

Kementerian Pertahanan

Minister Mat Sabu at Jalan Padang Tembak

SHAH ALAM: Kota Raja MP Mohamad Sabu better known as Mat Sabu came to the Defence Ministry at Jalan Padang Tembak, Kuala Lumpur for his first official day as the Defence Minister. He was given a traditional welcome for a new minister, an honour guard from the 1st Battalion, Royal […]

Malaysian Defence

Going Over the Top

SHAH ALAM: Going over the top. As we wait for the Defence Minister designate to be sworn in and make his first sortie to Jalan Padang Tembak, it is time for us discuss what ails the defence and national security sector. Two Kedah class, KD Kelantan (175) and KD Selangor […]

Malaysian Army

Deja Vu

SHAH ALAM: Deja Vu. For the last several years we knew that the Army was planning to set up the fifth division in Sabah as part of the reorganisation which led to the formation of the west and eastern field commands. As a prelude to the setting up of the […]

Malaysian Defence

Mat Sabu and Muhya

SHAH ALAM: Kota Raja MP and Amanah President Mohamad Sabu or Mat Sabu, 64, has been named as the Defence Minister by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today. Dr Mahathir also named Pagoh MP and Warisan President TS Muhyiddin Yassin, 70, as Home Affairs Minister. Bagan MP and DAP […]

Malaysian Defence

New Ministers including Defence Tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: New Ministers tomorrow. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will announced the list of ten ministers tomorrow including those for Defence and Home Affairs ministries. The ten will be the initial Cabinet of the new Pakatan Harapan government led by Dr Mahathir. It is likely the announcement will […]

Malaysian Defence

Episode IV

SHAH ALAM: Episode IV. After an extraordinary 36 hours, it appears that we will have a new minister at Jalan Padang Tembak, someone completely from the left field. The field of candidates are so wide currently that I will not even bother to pin point anyone. Lets hope the appointments […]

Malaysian Army


KUALA LUMPUR: Bushwhacked. Apart from the Kongsberg NSM, Malaysia has also acquired another weapon from Norway, the NAMMO M72 LAW. This was confirmed by the MTO contract for the M72s last year. Both companies were among those which took part in the recent DSA 2018. I did not speak to […]