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THE Defence Ministry’s (Mindef) announcement that it will no longer award honorary ranks to politicians and celebrities is most welcome.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia should avoid barter trade for arms, says a defence analyst, arguing that cheaper equipment could be obtained from certain countries.
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KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia is putting its defence spending on the back burner as the government is channelling more than RM20 billion (S$6.56 billion) to bail out two key Malay institutions, Defence Mi...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu denied that Malaysia is being in voicing out its concerns about China’s treatment of its Uyghur Muslim community.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia is putting its defence spending on the back-burner as the government is channelling more than RM20 billion (S$6.56 billion) to bail out two key Malay institutions, Defence Mini...
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — The government's plan to the reduce the size of the civil service will not affect the policy of having one per cent participation by OKU (people with different abilities), s...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 19): The Defence Ministry is currently in talks with several countries, including Russia, China and Pakistan on the possibility of acquiring new assets in exchange for palm oil.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry has discontinued the practice of awarding honorary ranks and the donning of military uniforms by politicians and celebrities, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said toda...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry is in talks with various countries, including Pakistan Russia and China, to conduct “barter trades” in order to procure defence assets, said Mohamad Sabu.
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The Defence Ministry has discontinued the practice of awarding honorary ranks to and the donning of military uniforms on politicians and celebrities, Minister Mohamad Sabu said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — The Defence Ministry has discontinued the practice of awarding honorary ranks to and the donning of military uniforms on politicians and celebrities, Minister Mohamad Sabu s...
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PUTRAJAYA: As of Dec 31 last year, 3,856 handicapped persons (OKU) or 0.31% of handicapped persons are employed in the public sector out of the total 1,268,701 posts in the country, said the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry.
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PUTRAJAYA: Claws and fangs of the endangered Malayan tiger and clouded leopard were among animal parts seized by the Depart­ment of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) in a raid.
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KUALA LUMPUR, April 16 — The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) has achieved the federal government’s policy to provide jobs for 1 per cent of the disabled in the civil se...
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KLANG: Malaysia will hold discussions with Indonesia on allegations that the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) had encroached into the waters of the republic when it obstructed the detentio...
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YOURSAY | ‘Why doesn’t Hisham suggest that PAC probe cover his uncle’s and father’s tenures too?’ Hisham welcomes PAC probe, wants it extended to cover Dr M’s first term Vote of One: I agr...
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 2): The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said its report on the Johor-Singapore Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) system will only be ready for tabling in the July parliamentary session.
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KUALA LUMPUR (April 1): The Defence Ministry has spent RM15 million in the 2019 Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA'19), 25% less than the RM20 million spent in LIMA'17. Spe...
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ALOR SETAR, March 31 — The purchase of any new defence assets for the country, including fighter jets, will be done taking into consideration the financial position and economic development of the ...
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LANGKAWI, March 29 — The Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (LIMA’19) is a major event that can position Malaysia as a hub for the defence industry in Southeast Asia, sa...
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LANGKAWI, March 28 — Over RM4 billion worth of contracts have been signed throughout the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace 2019 (LIMA’19) exhibition.
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The Public Accounts Committee will be calling on the chief secretary to the government Ismail Bakar on the Road Charge Collection System (RC) and Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) projects.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — The Public Accounts Committee will be calling on the Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Ismail Bakar on the Road Charge Collection System (RC) and Vehicle Entry Pe...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Supplementary Supply (2018) 2019 Bill for additional expenditure for the year 2018 amounting to RM4.133 billion (RM4,133,360,760) was tabled for first reading at Dewan Rakyat today.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government is seeking an additional RM4.1 billion to supplement its 2018 budget.
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Since Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Md Yusof announced that a local firm is working on Malaysia's first 'flying car', it had become the subject of ridicule.
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LANGKAWI (March 26): The introduction of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in 1991 has helped to prod Malaysia to keep up with the catalytic and rapidly growing defence i...
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LANGKAWI: The navy’s role is not limited to national security as it also holds a key role in nation-building, said Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
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The navy’s role is not limited to national security as it is also holds a key role in nation-building, said Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
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LANGKAWI: The introduction of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) in 1991 has helped to trigger Malaysia keep up with the catalytic and rapidly growing defence industry, sa...
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IPOH, March 20 — The defence minister’s office has reiterated that the Royale Chulan Bukit Bintang Hotel still belongs to Boustead Holdings Berhad.
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The final report from the Governance, Procurement and Finance Investigating Committee on the Defence Ministry (Mindef) land swap deals reveals that the method used by the previous government contraven...
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PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The final report from the Governance, Procurement and Finance Investigating Committee on the Defence Ministry (Mindef) land swap deals reveals that the method used by the previous government contravenes financial regulations.
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 15): Based on corporate newsflow and announcements today, stocks in focus on Monday (March 18) may include: Asdion Bhd, Boustead Holdings Bhd, Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation...
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IT is up to the Cabinet to decide whether to make public the report on the RM500mil losses suffered by the Defence Ministry through land swap deals, says Mohamad Sabu.
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KUALA LUMPUR: It is up to the Cabinet to decide whether to make public the report on the more than RM500mil losses suffered by the Defence Ministry through land swap deals, says its minister Mohamad Sabu.
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu today reiterated the government’s commitment to cooperate with anyone on criminal investigations, especially on the Scorpene corruption case ...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 13): Former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has no objection to the investigation that will be carried out against him and former officers in the Defence Ministry ...
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The two lawyers who are involved in a legal suit in France over the controversial purchase of French Scorpene submarines are hoping for the Malaysian government to step up its efforts in assisting the...
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KUALA LUMPUR (March 12): Former defence minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has no objection to the investigation that will be carried out against him and former officers in the Defence Ministry ...
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The Defence Ministry today reaffirmed that the deal to sell its Royale Chulan Bukit Bintang Hotel by Boustead Holdings Bhd has yet to be finalised.
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The Defence Ministry has lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) in Putrajaya on the payment of RM550mil made by the Armed Forces Board (LTAT) for the Automated Enforcemen...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 — The defence minister’s office today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to probe why the previous government allegedly instructed the Lemba...
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 ― The Defence Ministry today reaffirmed that Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera’s (LTAT) Boustead Holdings Bhd has yet to finalise a deal to sell a hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — The Office of the Defence Minister today clarified that the sale of Royale Chulan Bukit Bintang Hotel by Boustead Holdings Bhd, a subsidiary of the Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Ten...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 25): There is no necessity to lodge a police report at this juncture on the leakage in the government revenue which is estimated to exceed RM500 million during the implementation ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Patients of serious illnesses such as cancer may soon be able to get their much-needed drugs at lower prices.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 25): There is no necessity to lodge a police report at this juncture on the leakage in the government revenue which is estimated to exceed RM500 million during the implementation of ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — There is no necessity to lodge a police report at this juncture on the leakage in the government revenue which is estimated to exceed RM500 million during the implementation ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government aims to roll out the first tender to start acquiring its first drug through a central pool procurement system in October, an effort that will help bring down the cost of medicines, says Dr Lee Boon Chye.
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PETALING JAYA: A company owned by billionaire Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Albukhary has admitted to being the private party in a land swap deal with the Defence Ministry (Mindef), reports The Edge.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Kelana Ventures Sdn Bhd (KVSB), a company owned by tycoon Syed Mokhtar Albukhary, has denied shortchanging the Defence Ministry RM258 million in a land swap deal.
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The RM500 million loss suffered by the government through land swaps initiated by the Defence Ministry is only the tip of the iceberg, says Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan.
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Following a complaint by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad that the civil service was too big, the Congress of Unions of Employees in Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has contended that the incre...
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PUTRAJAYA: The anti-graft agency says it needs time to determine if there are grounds to launch an investigation into questionable land swap deals involving the Defence Ministry (Mindef).
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PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 ― The Defence Ministry today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) over the land swap deals involving the construction of the Paloh army camp in Joho...
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Russian lawmakers have approved a bill prohibiting military personnel from using smartphones on duty, a move intended to block leaks of sensitive information on social media.
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the size of the civil service is too big and should be reduced, but shrinking the civil service would lead to unemployment and other social problems.Instead...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad was delighted to visit the Defence Ministry in Jalan Padang Tembak, Kuala Lumpur, again and relive memories of his time as defence minister from 1981 to 1986.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was delighted to visit the Defence Ministry in Jalan Padang Tembak here again and relive memories of his time as Defence Minister from 1981 to 1986...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today the government desires to have more jobs with lucrative salaries made available in the private sector, such as the manufacturing sector, to reduce the ...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — Former Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said today he welcomed an investigation on all the ministers who were in power since 1997 on alleged land swaps that co...
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has advised the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) to upgrade its efficiency of intelligence-gathering to thwart more complex and challenging terror threats.Dr Mahathi...
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The Defence Ministry has lodged a report with anti-corruption authorities over the land swap deals scandal, which cost the ministry more than RM500mil in losses.
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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein says he is ready to be investigated and has nothing to hide in response to allegations by Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu that his predecessors abused Mindef assets to secure their positions in government.
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PUTRAJAYA, Feb 21 — Alleging political meddling during Barisan Nasional (BN) rule, Defence Ministry special officer Mohd Nasaie Ismail today filed an official complaint with the Malaysian Anti-Corru...
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PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he would wait and see if PAS leaders would support him if there was a vote of no confidence against him.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has opined that the size of the civil service is too big and ought to be reduced.
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PETALING JAYA: The government has agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry into claims of judicial misconduct as revealed recently by a senior judge, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad confirmed.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 21): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today advised the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) to upgrade its efficiency of intelligence-gathering to thwart more complex and challenging terror threats.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 21): The government is to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into alleged misconduct by certain judges, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said a rumoured motion of no-confidence against him will allow Opposition party PAS to demonstrate its claim to back him as prime minister.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today confirmed the government has agreed to form a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) to look into allegations of misconduct by some judges.
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Following his revelation that his ministry had lost some half a billion ringgit from “land swap deals” over the years, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu now says four such deals were specifically made...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20): Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (National Patriot Association), which comprises Malaysian military and police veterans, had today urged the police and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com...
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PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysian Defence Ministry lost more than RM500 million (S$166.11 million) from several land swap deals worth RM4.75 billion, said its minister Mohamad Sab...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 ― The Defence Ministry must urgently punish those behind RM4.75 billion worth of land privatisation deals during the Barisan Nasional administration, said the National Patriots ...
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PETALING JAYA: Severe punishment must be meted out to those involved in the billion-ringgit Defence Ministry land swap scandal as it dishonours all the men and women in uniform who sacrificed and served King and country, says veteran NGO, National Patriots Association (Patriot).
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KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 20): Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (National Patriot Association), which comprises Malaysian military and police veterans, had today urged the police and Malaysian Anti-Corruption Com...
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PETALING JAYA: The Defence Ministry lost more than RM500mil from several land swap deals worth RM4.75bil, says Mohamad Sabu.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 — The Defence Ministry has incurred a startling loss of RM500 million from several land swap deals valued at RM4.75 billion, revealed its minister Mohamad Sabu.
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Land swap deals involving the Defence Ministry have resulted in over RM500 million in losses and leakages said minister Mohamad Sabu.
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FEBRUARY 15 — The Ministry of Health may possibly introduce a price control mechanism for drugs in the middle of the year.
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KOTA KINABALU (Feb 12): The improving security situation in Sabah has given foreign tourists more confidence of safety in the State, said Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
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The improving security situation in Sabah is giving foreign tourists more confidence in the state, says Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
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KOTA KINABALU, Feb 12 — The improving security situation in Sabah has given foreign tourists more confidence in the state, said Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Mi­nistry has not sponsored the RM4mil needed by national wo­­man solo runner Mejar Dr Suwaibah Muhammad Nasir for her goal to scale the world’s 30 tallest towers.
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The Defence Ministry clarified today that it never sponsored the RM4 million required by national woman solo runner Maj (Hon) Dr Suwaibah Muhammad Nasir for her mission to conquer the world’s 30 tal...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry clarified today that it never sponsored the RM4 million required by national woman solo runner Maj (Hon) Dr Suwaibah Muhammad Nasir for her mission to conquer the wo...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11— The Defence Ministry today denied providing athlete Suwaibah Muhammad Nasir with a RM4-million sponsorship in order for her to fund an international tower running tour to “co...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence Ministry is studying alternative ways of helping to lighten the burden of the cost of living for veterans of the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF). Director-general of MAF’s De...
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The Armed Forces Veterans Affairs Department under the Defence Ministry has denied claims that there were no plans in place to secure the welfare of retired personnel.
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Private military contractors who do secret missions for Russia flew into Venezuela in the past few days to beef up security for President Nicolas Maduro in the face of US-backed opposition protests, a...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu is on a two-day visit to Brunei Darussalam beginning today as part of his series of get-acquainted visits to the other Asean countries since assuming the po...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya today cancelled the East Coast Railway Link (ECRL) contract with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) today, according to The Straits Times (ST). The ST report, quo...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Defence White Paper (DWP) to be tabled in Parliament in July will be an unclassified document, according to Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
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CAMERON HIGHLANDS: The plight of army veterans is seemingly ignored by the Pakatan Harapan government as it has been nine months but there have not been any plans from the Defence Ministry regarding the welfare of veterans, said Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
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CAMERON HIGHLANDS: As a Pahang local, former Umno president Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak is obliged to meet the people during the Cameron Highlands by-election campaign, according to former party vice...