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3 RMN Personnel Charged Over Assault, Death Of Colleagues

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LUMUT – Three Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) personnel were charged in the Seri Manjung Magistrate’s Court today in connection with the death and assault of two colleagues at the Sungai Wangi detention unit , Sitiawan, last Sept 29. The accused – Mohd Izhrifikri Roslee, 29; Hamzah Zakaria, 35; and Mohd Farid Musa, 32 – all…

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U.S. Navy Says Deadly McCain Collision Was Preventable

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TOKYO – The collision of the USS McCain with a merchant ship near Singapore that killed 10 sailors was preventable, the U.S. Navy said on Tuesday after it relieved the warships commander and his deputy from their duties. Commander A. Sanchez, the McCain’s captain, and his executive officer Commander J. Sanchez were reassigned to other…

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Remand Extended For 2 RMN Personnel In Assault Probe

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LUMUT – The Seri Manjung Magistrate’s Court here has extended by three days the remand of two Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) personnel to facilitate investigation into the assault of two colleagues while undergoing physical training at a detention room in Sungai Wangi, Sitiawan, near here last week. Their four-day remand from Oct 3 would have…

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Two More Navy Men Hospitalised After Alleged Abuse

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  IPOH – Another two navy personnel have been allegedly abused at the Sungai Wangi detention room in Sitiawan, and are now receiving treatment at the Manjung Hospital. Perak police chief Comm Datuk Hasnan Hassan said the two sailors, both in their 30s, sustained similar injuries suffered by the late Laskar Kelas 1 (Able Rate)…

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Navy Men’s Families Want Justice

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KOTA BARU – Family members of the Navy personnel who died in the Sungai Wangi Unit detention room near Sitiawan, Perak, want justice to be served. At the funeral of Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) personnel Nik Muhammad Baihaqy Nik Mat here yesterday, his eldest sister Nik Norliliwati, 44, said the family was shocked to learn…

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Three Royal Malaysian Navy Personnel Remanded Over Navy Men’s Deaths

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IPOH – Three men have been remanded for seven days over the alleged murder of two Royal Malaysian Navy personnel. The three men, aged 29, 37 and 44, were brought to the Manjung magistrate’s court at 9am Sunday to be remanded. Magistrate Nur Shaqira Ibrahim granted the remand order for the trio, which expires on…

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Two Navy Personnel Believed Tortured – Police

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IPOH – Two personnel of the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) who died at the Sungai Wangi Unit detention room near Sitiawan here on Friday, are believed to have been tortured, said Perak Crime Investigation chief Datuk Gan Tian Kee. He said police has classified the case as murder based on the report of the post…

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RMN Sets Investigation Board On Training SOP

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has set up an investigation board following the death of two personnel during physical training yesterday. The RMN in a statement today said police were investigating the cause of the deaths. “We will give our full cooperation to the police. The investigation board will scrutinise the existing…

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Remains Found By Malaysian Navy Not USS John S. McCain Sailor

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SINGAPORE – The remains found by the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) on Aug 22 are not those of a USS John S. McCain sailor, according to the United States Seventh Fleet. The RMN discovered the remains while searching the area where the guided-missile destroyer collided with a merchant vessel Alnic MC early Monday morning. “The…

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Navy Officer Charger With Cheating JLKN

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MELAKA – A Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) officer pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here today to seven charges of cheating the National Service Training Department (JLKN) by using false documents to claim transport allowance two years ago. Nor Shairul Shaharudin, 37, as camp commandant at the National Service Training Centre Camp was charged…

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US Warns ‘Aggressive’ Beijing In South China Sea

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Sydney (AFP) – The United States will keep challenging Beijing’s “assertive, aggressive behaviour in the South China Sea”, the US Pacific commander said Wednesday, as tensions between two powers rise over comments by Donald Trump. Admiral Harry Harris, head of the US Pacific Command, warned Washington would not accept Chinese control of the region, despite…

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3 Chine Navy Vessels Arrive For A Five-Day Tour

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PORT KLANG – Three Republic of China navy vessels arrived here today for a five-day tour, from Oct 7-11. The aim of the visit by the ships, CNS Xiang Tan, CNS Zhou Shan and CNS Chao Hu is to replenish their supplies and to rest before continuing their journey home to China after undergoing a…

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82 Years On, Malaysian Navy Is Now World Class

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KUALA LUMPUR: It started off humbly as ‘Brown Water Navy’ with a small force and smaller patrol boats on April 27, 1934. Today, the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) can be rightly proud of its long history of achievements as it is regarded as a world-class ‘Blue Water Navy’ that is capable of operating across the…

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Foreign Naval Vessels Being Monitored, Says Hisham

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KUALA LUMPUR: The navy and air force will monitor any foreign naval vessels detected in Malaysian waters, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. He said diplomatic protest notes will also be sent to the respective country if the vessels do not follow the right maritime routes. “The presence of navy vessels or normal ships…

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Navy Chief Inducted As Sixth Member Of MAFDC’s Hall Of Fame

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KUALA LUMPUR – Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) chief Admiral Datuk Seri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin was today inducted as the sixth member of the Malaysian Armed Forces Defence College’s (MAFDC) ‘Hall of Fame’ here. The declaration ceremony was conducted by MAFDC commandant Datuk Sabri Zali by the handing over a memento as a symbol of…

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Boost Intelligence Sharing To Face Militants In National Waters – RMN Chief

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KUALA LUMPUR: Cooperation in intelligence work among the security agencies protecting the national waters must be boosted against militant threats, especially from the Daesh group. Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) chief, Admiral Datuk Seri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin said all the agencies responsible must share intelligence if they detected any intrusion in the national waters. “Other…

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Navy Widens Search Area For Missing Oil Tanker

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has widened the search area for the oil tanker reported missing in the waters of Tanjung Sedili, Kota Tinggi, Johor, covering about 4,000 square nautical miles. A search operation for the MT Orkim Harmony, carrying 6,000 metric tonnes of RON 95 petrol fuel, was mounted by the…

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Indian Navy Ships Dock At Port Klang For Training, Cultural Visit

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PORT KLANG – Four ships from the First Training Squadron of the Indian Navy (INS) have docked at the Port Klang Cruise Centre here since yesterday for a four-day visit to the country. The senior officer of the squardron, Captain Sivaram R. Ayyan said the ships, ‘INS Tir’, ‘INS Varuna’, ‘INS Kesari’ and ‘INS Sudarshini’…

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Malaysian Navy Foils Attempt By Vietnamese Fishermen To Loot WW2 Warship

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KUANTAN – The Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN) Naval Region Command 1 (Mawilla 1) has foiled an attempt by a group of Vietnamese fishermen to loot British World War Two warships about 60 nautical miles from Tanjung Gelang, near here yesterday. In a statement here today, Mawilla 1 stated that the fishermen were believed to be…

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Le Drian Describes Malaysian-France Defence Pact As Strategic

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KOTA KINABALU – French Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian has described the existing cooperation between France and Malaysia, including in the field of defence, as a strategic cooperation which is significant to his country. Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar said Le Drian had asked him to convey to the…

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