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1Malaysia

Buying Second Hand Arms…

PETALING JAYA: I know many people are against buying second hand weapons for the Armed Forces – we dont want Malaysia to be the dumping grounds for lemons – but I argue its the best option for us. Instead of spending RM8 billion to develop, test and manufacture a new […]

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1Malaysia

What Will They Think of Next?

KUALA LUMPUR: The story below from Bernama is self-explainatory. What boggles the mind is how and why such ideas came from anyway? Especially when the NS is bleeding some RM500 million a year from the already meagre defence budget. I believe it is better for us to build swimming pools […]

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Malaysian Defence

Heres Hoping….

KUALA LUMPUR: The new Army had in his first meeting with the Press after taking as the PTD last May had said that the Army was reviewing the soldier’s personal equipment needs “from head to toe” and this will see a marked improvement from previous years. Lets hope in the […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

First Macchi MB339A at RMAF Museum

SHAH ALAM (Aug 9, 2010): The first of the last remaining batch of the Aermacchi MB-339As was put on display at the RMAF Museum at the Sg Besi Airbase last week. The plane serial number M34-12 is pictured here courtesy of NST journalist Sager Ahmad, who has a long history […]

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budget

Malaysia: The World Top Arms Importer! Edited

KUALA LUMPUR: Based on the Trends in international arms transfers, 2009 Paul Holtom, Mark Bromley, Pieter D. Wezeman and Siemon D. Wezeman SIPRI Fact Sheet it appears that Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, are in an arms race. The 722 percent figure cited by the publication really sounds alarming doesnt it? […]

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1Malaysia

No Sukuk For The Needy

KUALA LUMPUR: It appears that the plan to use Sukuk (The Islamic equivalent for bonds) to raise money for the purchase of arms and defence-related infrastructure projects had been torpedoed by the Treasury. The main reason for this I am told is that it was a bad idea in the […]