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Govt Inks Contracts Worth RM17.8 Bln At Natsec 2018

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government, through the Home Affairs Ministry and the Defence Ministry, has inked eight contracts, three memoranda of understanding (MoU), 11 letters of acceptances and a letter of intent worth RM17.8 billion at the International Exhibition of National Security for Asia (NATSEC 2018) held in conjunction with Defence Services Asia 2018 (DSA…

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Be Proud, Confident Nation Can Tackle Global Issues

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KUALA LUMPUR – The people should be proud and confident of the nation’s ability to address global issues such as the threat of extremism, in addition to the pursuit of universal security. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said various efforts by Malaysia not only attracted the attention of foreign countries, but also became…

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DSA, Natsec Exhibitions Proof Of Confidence In Malaysia’s Stability

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Defence Services Asia (DSA) and National Security Asia (NatSec Asia) 2018 exhibitions which began today is proof of foreigner’s confidence in Malaysia’s stability in Southeast Asia. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said although various accusations had been hurled at Malaysia, the organising of an event like this showed that…

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Priority Given To ATM Personnel Housing, Welfare

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KOTA BHARU – The Ministry of Defence (Mindef) will be launching a housing blueprint for the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) with welfare of ATM personnel being its core thrust in the near future, said its Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said. He said, apart from housing , priority would also be given to improve education,…

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GOVT Committed To Welfare Of Military Personnel And Their Families

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SEREMBAN – The official opening of the Sendayan Air Base today proved that the government is committed to ensuring the welfare of military personnel and their families. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said it also dismissed the opposition’s allegation that the government was unable to fulfill its promises to build and develop the…

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RM140 Mln Spent On MAF Veterans Medical Facilities In 2017

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government has spent about RM140.3 million on various medical facilities for the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) veterans throughout last year said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. He said the amount covered, among others, RM82.56 million to finance the medical expenses such as orthopaedic equipment, implants, hearing aids, eyeglasses and…

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Malaysia Never Considered Marawi Crisis Lightly

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PUTATAN (Sabah) – The Defence Ministry had never considered lightly the crisis in Marawi in the Philippines although the situation has now eased, said Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. He said the city was close to Sabah. He also said it was believed that the remnants of the pro-Daesh militants who triggered the battle…

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ASEAN Unanimously Agreed On KSCIP Initiative

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SINGAPORE – All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. “I will bring it up to Saudi Arabia,” he told Malaysian media on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow 2018 here today. “I believe we are on a…

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Tun M Not Practicing What He Preached Says Hishammuddin

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KLUANG – UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, has criticised Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for leading Pakatan Harapan (PH) in a meeting with ambassadors of European Union countries in Kuala Lumpur last Thursday. He said the move showed that the former prime minister had gone against his principles because previously during his 22-year rule,…

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Malaysia Stands In Solidarity With Saudi Over Attacks

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia stands in solidarity with Saudi Arabia and is resolute in upholding peace and security of the kingdom, says Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. He said anything that threatened the kingdom would only lead to instability in the region and to the greater ummah. “On behalf of the Malaysian government…

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BN Leaders Cannot Afford To Be Complacent

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SUNGAI PETANI – The Barisan Nasional (BN) leaders cannot be complacent with their position in the country’s administration as the people will determine their victory in the coming 14th General Election (GE14), said UMNO vice president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. Hence, he said, the BN machinery needed to move closer to the people at…

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Six Key Objectives To Strengthen ATM’s Healthcare Services

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MELAKA – The Defence Ministry has outlined six key objectives to strengthen the healthcare services of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) towards its personnel, veterans and also the public through the ATM Health Services Transformation Plan 2017-2050. Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the objectives were strengthening the professionalism of the military health practitioners;…

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Boosting Education Agenda For Members Of Armed Forces, Children

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KLUANG – The Defence Ministry is committed to ensuring that the education agenda for the children of members of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), the veterans and civilian staff is enhanced from time to time. Its minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the education agenda which covered the provision of educational facilities and access…

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Don’t Speculate On Felda RM270 Million Land Issue

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KLUANG – UMNO Vice President Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein urges all quarters against speculating on Felda running the risk of losing its ownership of strategic plots of land in Jalan Semarak in Kuala Lumpur. He said they should wait until the issue had been investigated by the authorities. “Let the investigation proceed normally. We…

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DAP Desperate For Making Police Report On PM’s Speech

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KUALA LUMPUR – UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein has described as ‘madness’, the action of several DAP members in lodging a police report alleging that UMNO president Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak made a racist speech at the UMNO General Assembly (UGA) recently. “I find their (DAP members) action to be drastic and…

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Over 40,000 Youths Join Malaysian United Run 2017

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SEPANG– The Malaysian United Run 2017 (MUR2017) made the record books as over 40,000 youths from 60 universities and colleges nationwide participated in the charity event at Sepang International Circuit (SIC), here today. The programme, organised by Institut Onn Ja’afar (IOJ), was recognised by Brand Laureate as the Largest Participation of Youths in a Run.…

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No Plans To Introduce ATM Pension Adjustment

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government has no plans to introduce pension adjustment for the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) pensioners as the move involves other civil servants and huge financial implications. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said at present the government had introduced several other incentives such as the Bakti Negara Assistance, Veterans Annuity…

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Malaysia Highlights Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis At Asean Meetings

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KUALA LUMPUR – Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said today he conveyed Malaysia’s serious concern over the Rohingya humanitarian crisis unfolding in Bangladesh at the 11th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM) and related meetings in Clark, Pampanga, in the Philippines. He described the situation as ‘’one of our region’s greatest humanitarian crisis’’. ‘’We…

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Hishammuddin Meets Najib Over Defence Ministry Budget Needs

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KUALA LUMPUR – Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said today he had met Prime Minister and Finance Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to provide inputs on national defence requirements ahead of the 2018 budget presentation on Oct 27. He said that at the meeting, which was also attended by Chief of Defence…

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Death Of Two RMN Personnel: Nothing Will Be Hidden

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KUALA LUMPUR – Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein has promised that nothing will be hidden in the investigation into the death of two navy personnel at the Sungai Wangi Detention room near Sitiawan, Perak, last Friday. Hishammuddin, who is also the Special Functions Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, said he had also…

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DAP Must Hold Fresh Re-Election, Prove Transparency

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KUALA LUMPUR – DAP should hold a re-election of the party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) as directed by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) to prove that they have nothing to hide, said UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. He said if DAP truly upholds principles of democracy and integrity, then the party should listen to the voices of the grassroots as this is what the…

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Let Authorities Probe ‘Missing Radar’ Case

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KOTA BHARU – The Ministry of Defence leaves it to authorities to investigate into the alleged loss of a container containing hi-tech military radar at Tanjung Pelepas Port in Johor recently. Its minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said this was because the case was related to the Royal Malaysian Customs Department and other ministries. “I will never protect my ministry’s…

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UPNM’s Education System May Be Overhauled, Says Hishammuddin

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Defence Ministry is considering to overhaul the education system at Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) to address the problem of bullying, following the death of naval cadet officer Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain on June 1. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said he viewed the issue seriously, and wanted UPNM and…

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Govt Under UMNO Leadership Portrays True Image Of Islam

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s image as a country championing true concept of Islam continues to be recognised by the presence of more leaders from Arab countries on official visits here. UMNO vice-president Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the visits included those by King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, and King of Bahrain, King…

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Hishammuddin Does Not Take Over Duty Of Other Ministries

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PUTRAJAYA – The appointment of Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein as the Minister of Special Functions is not to take over the duty of another ministry but to complement and strengthen the leadership institution in the government and party, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today. Ahmad Zahid, who is also…

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Hishammuddin Ready To Be Investigated If There Is Proof Against Him

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein will not tolerate any element of corruption in the Ministry of Defence (Mindef), saying he himself was willing to be investigated if the need arose. Hishammuddin said a report could be filed with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) if there was evidence of his involvement in corruption.…

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Hishammuddin’s New Tasks Include Assisting PM Monitor Sabah’s Security

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KUALA LUMPUR – One of the tasks of Minister with Special Functions in the Prime Minister’s Department (JPM) is helping Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak monitor Sabah’s security and the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCom), according to Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. He said this was among his new tasks (in…

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Hishammuddin Ready To Shoulder Responsibility As Minister With Special Functions

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KUALA LUMPUR – Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, who has been appointed Minister with Special Functions in the Prime Minister’s Department, says he is prepared to shoulder the responsibility entrusted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. Hishammuddin, who is also defence minister said his appointment effective today, encompassed roles in various fields according…

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PM Najib To Visit Sendayan Air Base On Thursday

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KUALA LUMPUR – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to make a working visit to Sendayan Air Base in Seremban on Thursday. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said today the purpose of Najib’s visit was to see for himself the progress of the base’s construction. He said the base would…

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Hisham: Look Beyond ‘Childish’ Notions To Resolve South China Sea Disputes

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SINGAPORE: Malaysia on Monday called on all parties to “look beyond tired and childish notions of winners and losers” in resolving South China Sea territorial disputes. Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein (pic) said Malaysia firmly and unequivocally believed that these disputes can only be resolved through diplomacy and via multilateral institutions such as…

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