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China ‘To Offer Malaysia Radar, Rocket Launchers Based In Johor’

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KUALA LUMPUR — China will offer Malaysia advanced rocket launchers and a radar system, to be based in Johor, reflecting the widening defence and trade ties between the two countries in the South China Sea region, The Malaysian Insight reported sources as saying on Wednesday (Aug 9). The low-interest offer will be made by a…

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Civilians Likely Killed In Yemen Raid: U.S. Military

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A deadly dawn raid on the al Qaeda militant group in southern Yemen earlier this week “likely killed” civilians and could include children, the U.S. military said on Wednesday. Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware in an unexpected visit to meet with the family of William “Ryan” Owens, a chief special warfare…

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Beijing Sees U.S. Drone As Part Of South China Sea Spying Efforts

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BEIJING (Reuters) – An underwater drone taken by a Chinese naval vessel in the South China Sea last week is part of U.S. surveillance efforts in the disputed waterway, but Beijing won’t likely make a big fuss about its handover, Chinese state media and experts said. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who has vowed to take…

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China Says New Satellite Will Help Safeguard Interests At Sea

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SHANGHAI: A newly launched satellite will help China protect its maritime interests, the official China Daily newspaper reported on Thursday (Aug 11) amid growing tensions over disputed territory in the South China Sea. The “Gaofen 3” satellite that was launched on Wednesday has a radar system that captures images from space with a resolution down…

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Turkey Carries Out Air Strikes Against Kurdish Militants In Iraq – NTV

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s military carried out air strikes against members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, killing 20 militants, broadcaster NTV said on Wednesday. Turkey frequently launches air attacks against PKK targets in the mountainous regions of northern Iraq near the Turkish border, where the PKK leadership has camps. A…

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Military Personnel Found Hanging From Tree

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BESUT – A military personnel was found hanging from a tree near the Besut District Hospital staff quarters, here today. Besut OCPD, Superintendent Khaled Che Lah said the body was found by the hospital staff who later contacted the police at 8.40 am. Police also found a note addressed to the soldier’s family. “A physical…

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Desert Warfare Know-how Will Be Advantageous To Malaysia – Najib

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RIYADH: Having honed its skills in jungle warfare, Malaysia stands to gain valuable lessons in desert warfare, thanks to its participation in a military exercise in northern Saudi Arabia, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak. The Malaysian prime minister noted that threats nowadays could rear their ugly heads from all sorts of environments and circumstances.…

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Malaysia Joins Saudi-Led Military Alliance Against Terrorism

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DUBAI: Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the formation of a 34-state Islamic military coalition to combat terrorism, according to a joint statement published on state news agency SPA. “The countries here mentioned have decided on the formation of a military alliance led by Saudi Arabia to fight terrorism, with a joint operations centre based in…

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Military Officers Must Foster Ties With Counterparts Abroad

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KUALA LUMPUR – Close cooperation between the officers and members of the Armed Forces of Malaysia (ATM) and their foreign counterparts is crucial for national peace and security. ATM chief Gen Tan Sri Dr Zulkifeli Mohd Zin said this was because outside threats were unexpected and were present in numerous forms to threaten national peace.…

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Iran Flashes Military Might Amid High Hopes For Nuclear Deal

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TEHRAN: Traveling to Iran these days, the mood among many people and the government can probably best be described using two words: confident and optimistic. After a preliminary framework for a possible nuclear deal was reached between Iran and world powers, many here believe a final agreement is possible — and most hope that widespread…

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Malaysia-China Military Cooperation Helps Combat Military In Region

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KUALA LUMPUR – The military cooperation and close bilateral relations between Malaysia and China help in the effort to combat militant activities in the region, said Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Abdul Rahim Bakri. He said cooperation with other countries, especially in espionate was crucial to ensure the region is safe from threats of terrorists. “Malaysia…

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Royal Military College Starts Pre-University Programmes Next Year

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KUALA LUMPUR – Royal Military College (MTD) will start pre-university programmes for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) school leavers from June next year, said its commandant Colonel Wan Ghazali Wan Din. He said students selected for the programmes would be undergoing preparatory studies for two years before pursuing their studies at universities abroad. “Initially only 25…

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North Korea Slams Seoul’s Military Exercise

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PYONGYANG – North Korea on Wednesday slammed Seoul’s ongoing annual military exercise and called it a “preliminary war”, Xinhua news agency reported. “The drill is a war of aggression against North Korea in light of its scale and content,” said the secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea in a statement. The…

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