budget

National Security Budget 2024

SHAH ALAM: Malaysia will spend RM38.7 for the national security sector in 2024, an increase of some RM2.5 billion from this year budget. This is in contrast for the overall 2024 budget of RM393.8 billion which is lower than this year’s estimate of RM397.1 billion. And the Defence Ministry 2024 […]

Public Accounts Committee

PAC Report on LCS October 9 2023

SHAH ALAM: The Public Accounts Committee has made public its report on the LCS today which covers the period from October 2022 to May 2023. The report did not reveal anything much of about the project apart from confirming in a roundabout way that the LCS cost will go higher […]

Joint Force Headquarters

Malbatt Disposing Retired B-Class Vehicles

SHAH ALAM: The Malaysian unit in UNIFIL – Malbatt 10 – is disposing of its B-class (unarmoured) vehicles which were retired following the acceptance of new ones. The disposal of the Land Rover FFR vehicles and five-tonne trucks were conducted by the element workshop of the unit and Lebanese contractors. […]

budget

PMX Again on Revamping Military Procurement

SHAH ALAM: Prime Minister DS Anwar Ibrahim on Warriors Day (July 31) has again hinted of his intention to revamp the military procurement system. He said the revamped was to ensure outside parties can no longer rake in excessive commissions. Speaking at a veteran entrepreneurship porgramme at Mindef, Anwar said […]

Airshow

LIMA 2023, A Preview

SHAH ALAM: LIMA 2023, a Preview. LIMA 2023, the 16th edition of the maritime and aerospace show held in Langkawi, starts tomorrow (May 23, 2023). Defence Minister DSU Mohamad Hasan and Transport Minister Anthony Loke is scheduled to open the show later tonight. Both will also grace the opening ceremonies […]

Malaysian Defence

New Vehicles For RMAF

SHAH ALAM: The Procurement Division of the Defence Ministry has issued a tender for the procurement of 119 vehicles for the RMAF for various tasks and duties. The vehicles are described as general services (GS) vehicles meaning that it will be assigned for all personnel assigned to the task. Fifty […]

Defence Contract

Questions on MPA Deal

SHAH ALAM: It appears after numerous articles on the MPA by Malaysian Defence, several mainstream media organisations have also published their take on the Defence Ministry decision to acquire two ATR72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. From February 13 to March 3, UtusanTV ran a series of four in-depth articles concluding that […]

commentary

Kementah Cancels Five Contracts

SHAH ALAM: The Defence Ministry today announced the cancellation of five contracts for supply, services, and infrastructure projects. It did not name the projects, costs, beneficiaries, and the reason for the cancellation. The ministry in a release said it took serious notice of the statement made by the Prime Minister […]