Parliament

Former HMS Anzac Not Suitable for RMN

SHAH ALAM: The Defence Ministry has found that the former HMS Anzac of the Royal Australian Navy is not suitable for RMN even as an interim vessel. Defence Minister DS Khaled Nordin told Parliament today that they were looking at retired or soon to be retired naval vessels to serve […]

Parliament

EVA SPH for the Army?

SHAH ALAM: Defence Minister DS Khaled Nordin has denied a claim by a member of parliament that the Ministry of Finance (MOF) has issued a letter of intent for the Eva 8X8 SPH which is represented by Global Komited Sdn Bhd, a company under the Weststar Group. Speaking in Parliament […]

Parliament

Some Things Never Change

SHAH ALAM: The town of Lumut and the parliamentary constituency is the location of the RMN main naval base which bears the same name. It used to be known as RMN fleet headquarters until the service decided to split its fleet into two, the Western and Eastern commands. As it […]

Parliament

LCS Costs Is Higher, Part 2

SHAH ALAM: As promised earlier, posted below are the full transcript of the speech by Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan on issues of his ministry at Parliament on September 18. Based on the transcript, there is no need to fix the earlier post. Mohamad in his speech spoke on various […]

Parliament

LCS In Parliament

SHAH ALAM: In the article the other day on the LCS, Malaysian Defence had to rely on the reported news on what was said in Parliament on June 8. Posted below is the transcript on the exchange on the LCS on that parliamentary session. It must be noted that Deputy […]

Defence Contract

More on LCS and LMS Batch 2

SHAH ALAM: In a post earlier on LMS Batch 2, Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan was reported as saying that he will be going to Turkiye to negotiate the procurement of the LMS Batch 2 from that country. He was speaking in Parliament as part of the 2023 budget approval […]

Defence Contract

LMS Batch 2 Its Turkiye

SHAH ALAM: LMS Batch 2, Its Turkiye. Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan told Parliament today that he will be going to Turkiye soon to negotiate the procurement of the Littoral Mission Ship Batch 2. He said that the Prime Minister had ordered him to go Turkiye to speak with his […]

Airshow

LIMA 2023 Budget

SHAH ALAM: In the article on the unapproved 2023 budget put forward by the previous government, Malaysian Defence wrote that the RM25.3 million was allocated in the Defence Ministry funds for organising Lima 2023, scheduled for this May 23 to 27. As the Transport Ministry is jointly organising the show […]

budget

LMS Batch 2 In 2023 Budget

SHAH ALAM: Prime Minister DS Anwar Ibrahim announced that the LMS Batch 2 will be procured with funds from the 2023 national budget, he tabled in Parliament (February 24) today. He did not say how many ships will be funded, but RMN had stated previously, it wanted at least three […]

Defence Contract

Still In Purgatory…LCS Part IV

SHAH ALAM: In an earlier article, Malaysian Defence posted that the international settlement agreement has reached an impasse as the Defence Ministry was not keen on issuing a letter of indemnity to one of the parties involved. This was based on a report from the Edge. Based on the Parliament’s […]