Kementerian Pertahanan

LTAT To Privatise Boustead Holdings

SHAH ALAM: Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera – the Armed Forces Provident Fund (LTAT) is doubling down on Boustead Holdings Bhd, by offering to take the listed company private. LTAT in a statement said the offer will allow it greater flexibility to implement the turnaround plan for Boustead. The statement: NOTICE […]

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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 […]

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Still in Purgatory…LCS Part III

SHAH ALAM: Despite the claims by Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan that the first LCS will be completed by late next year, his latest statement in Parliament showed that it might not be the case. He told Parliament yesterday that a third party (likely one of the international companies involved) […]

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Still in Purgatory…LCS Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan had more to say in Parliament yesterday about the LCS apart from what was reported earlier. As Parliament has yet to publish its official Hansard (statement) Malaysian Defence had to rely on what was reported by Air Times again. The report said the […]

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Still in Purgatory… LCS…

SHAH ALAM: The LCS project, it appears is still in purgatory, waiting for the final decision by the Cabinet. Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan told Parliament today that work on the LCS will only start after two issues are resolve first. The two issues are the Cabinet memorandum and the […]

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Happy 55th Birthday Sri Johor

SHAH ALAM: RMN’s second oldest ship, KD Sri Johor, pennant number 49 celebrated its 55th birthday today, as posted by the RMN Kuching reserve unit (PSTL). PSTL posted a poster of the ship (main picture) with the birthday greetings. Sri Johor was commissioned into RMN service on February 14 1968, […]

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Down to Five LCS only

SHAH ALAM: Down to five LCS only. Newly appointed RMN chief Admiral Abdul Rahman Ayob said today that the government has only approved the completion of five LCS only. He was speaking to the media after giving his first message as the 18th RMN chief. “Originally we were supposed to […]

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Viper 07 Salvaged

SHAH ALAM: The RMN diver team from the Sandakan naval base on January 26 has recovered the Joint Force Headquarters 2 (ATB) RHIB, which partially sunk after it was hit by waves, a day earlier. The seven soldiers on the RHIB were rescued after two hours in the water. The […]

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MOH in Peninsula

SHAH ALAM: RMN Leonardo A139 Maritime Operations Helicopter (MOH) tail number M503-1 is now at the air wing’s base in Lumut after undertaking a nine-hour flight from Kota Kinabalu over the weekend. The 2500km journey – with several stops – was the first flight undertaken by a RMN helicopter from […]

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New Boat For RMN

SHAH ALAM: It appears that the RMN has gotten a new boat, courtesy of the MMEA. RMN chief engineer Rear Admiral Mohd Shaiful Adli Chung on January 19 2023 wrote a post on the service Facebook page on the transfer, though he did not identify the boat nor its purpose. […]