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PM agrees with several proposals in Defence White Paper, says armed...

They are expected to be tabled in Parliament in October.

Trump’s controversial transgender troop ban takes effect

The Pentagon estimates that 9,000 people who identify as transgender are currently serving in the military, out of a total of 1.3 million active-duty personnel.

Indian opposition attacks Modi over alleged political use of armed forces

Pollsters say opposition parties may be making a mistake by questioning Modi on national security instead of focusing on more basic issues, such as a shortage of jobs and farmers' distress.

‘Cash ties’ with Saudis why BN sent troops to join Yemen...

The prominent social critic slams the 'total deviation' of foreign policy, saying the sending of troops to Riyadh in 2015 didn't get the consent of Parliament.

Defence ministry: We care for welfare of veterans

Veterans facing problems or seeking help must go through proper channels, it says.

Armed Forces studying potential security threats from 5G technology

Its chief, Gen Zulkifli Zainal Abidin says they will present their findings to the government.

Unreasonable to hold Dec 8 ICERD rally, says Patriot

The body, representing former policemen and soldiers, says if the rally organisers insist on holding the rally, the defence forces chief should issue a statement that soldiers will join police to quell any resulting riots.

Be serious, we are the army, says ATM

The armed forces defends a directive to stop the use of Malay poetry in formal military functions.

Mindef warns servicemen against taking part in PKR polls

Defence ministry says they view seriously accusations that armed forces personnel were actively participating in politics.

Armed forces personnel banned from political activities in PD

Armed forces chief Zulkifli Zainal Abidin says the ban will not just be for the Port Dickson by-election but will be imposed on all elections in the future.

Old soldiers fondly remember a lost multi-racial military

The Malaysian military must stop shooting itself in the foot with barriers to ethnic minorities.

Mat Sabu: Armed Forces trio told to report back for duty

The defence minister says a decision will be made on the matter as soon as possible.

Escorts not assigned to Hishammuddin after May 9, says Armed Forces

The Armed Forces says it is probing claims that 3 personnel are still serving as escorts for the former defence minister.

Mat Sabu orders probe on military men serving Hishammuddin

The defence minister says action will be taken if they are found to have violated the regulations.

Affin Bank boss to head Armed Forces Fund Board

Zahidi Zainuddin, a former Malaysian Armed Forces chief, was with the defence forces for 39 years.

Umno’s love affair with CIA goes back to pre-Najib era

Both countries have been holding joint military exercises since the early 1970s, and in 1984, Mahathir formalised this relationship in an agreement.

Liew tipped for Mindef post to raise non-Malay military profile

DAP strategist is almost certain to be made deputy defence minister after he is made a senator, according to FMT's source.

Survey: Politicians least trusted, online media better than print

An online survey by a think tank shows only 16% of those polled trust politicians while online media is seen as more trustworthy than print media because it is ‘freer’.

Review defence procurement contracts, ex-servicemen tell Ambrin

The National Patriots Association says corruption in the defence ministry has been going on 'for years'.

Give our military the respect they deserve

Only serving and retired servicemen should wear a uniform as they have earned the right to do so.

Ex-army head Zulkifli to be armed forces chief

Defence Ministry sources confirm the promotion of the National Defence University vice-chancellor to highest-ranking military position on June 20.

Lawyer lodges MACC report on Mat Sabu ‘misusing’ military plane

Abu Backer Sidek Mohamad Zan claims a military flight to ferry the defence minister to the RMAF base in Butterworth near his hometown was unnecessary and extravagant as it cost RM199,125.

Senior officers misused assets to campaign for BN, veterans claim

Pahlawan lodges report with MACC on nine senior officers who acted as the main agents to help BN in GE13 and GE14.

Probe 2016 purchase of Littoral Mission Ships, say ex-servicemen

The National Patriots Association welcomes Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu's decision to set up a high-level committee to look into various issues.