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The National Defence Policy; Dasar Pertahanan Malaysia

Based on the national interests that need to be maintained, Malaysia must have a level of defense capability that can ensure the key areas can be protected in any way. Malaysia also has to maintain and increase the capability to protect the sovereignty rights on the land and water territory including EEZ, continental shelf and all its strategic maritime and air space routes. Thus, capability development of MAF has to be based on the main purpose to protect the national interest of the three regions. In the meantime, the national defense is not limited to preparedness to face any conflict that might occur but a guarantee of independence and sovereignty, defending national interest and catalyst for national development programmes […]

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1Malaysia

A New Day, A New Plan

SHAH ALAM: Within the next two weeks, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to table Rancangan Malaysia Ke 10 (RMK10). The bulk of allocation for the defence procurement in the next five years will be allocated in the RMK10. I am assuming that the procurement plan for defence has […]

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Jalan Padang Tembak Transformation or Not?

KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi is set to launch Mindef Transformation Programme on Thursday. No details have been released on the exact transformation of Jalan Padang Tembak yet so we will have to wait until that day to find out what is really happening. Will […]

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Kementerian Pertahanan

New Defence Minister on the Wings?

KUALA LUMPUR: The cyberspace is buzzing that the Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will soon reshuffled his Cabinet. I know many people have a lot of things to say about this but I will not go into that discussion. However, tongues are wagging that Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi […]

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Malaysian Defence

DSA 2010 Part III

KUALA LUMPUR: Since the show ended on Thursday, lets finish our discussions on the contracts that were actually signed during the show. Since the matter of the AV8 and the Cougar will come up again in the near future, I will reserve my comments for now. Further Reading What were […]

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1Malaysia

Lima 2009 Part II

Kuala Lumpur: One week after returning home from Langkawi, I finally sat down to post this story. I apologised for the delay, perhaps Malaysian Defence is already way behind the rest but I hope you bear with me. My excuse for my tardiness in updating the Lima story is the […]

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MAF RMK10 Wish List

KUALA LUMPUR: KUALA LUMPUR: As mentioned previously listed below are the Malaysian Armed Forces Tenth Malaysian Plan wish-list. The list was the procurement plans mentioned by the PAT for the Armed Forces Day interview in September. Since I was not asked to prepare the questions (last minute rush, as usual) […]

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Malaysian Armed Forces

Mig-29N and the Middlemen Mafia

[singlepic id=26 w=320 h=240 float=left]KUALA LUMPUR: Contrary to the statements by the Defence Minister recently that RMAF Fuclrums will be retired soon, these jets are expected to remain in service for at least another two years. In fact, the PAT in his Armed Forces Day interview told the press that […]

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Kementah August Tender (Aug 1 to Aug 17)

KUALA LUMPUR: Listed below is the procurement tenders issued from Aug 1 to Aug 17 by the Ministry of Defence. Further reading. Tenders Advertised on 14 Aug,2009 1) KP(PERO 2)A/T 315/2009 Closing Date 08.09.09 Cost of Tender Documents: 50.00 Pembekalan dan Penghantaran Alatganti Serta Perkhidmatan Senggaraan Bridge Shiphandling Simulator Untuk […]