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Mat Sabu goes back to school

Defence minister thrills old school friends and opens new centre.

India’s former defence minister Manohar Parrikar dies

As defence minister, he oversaw the controversial deal to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets from French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation for around US$8.7 billion.

Israel defence minister quits after ceasefire, government in turmoil

Netanyahu has defended Tuesday's ceasefire deal that ended the worst escalation between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza since a 2014 war.

Elizabeth Wong submits ‘proof’ of servicemen voting in PKR polls

The Bukit Lanjan assemblyman submits two sets of documents to the defence ministry and PKR’s secretary-general Saifuddin Nasution Ismail.

Netherlands in a ‘cyberwar’ with Russia

The alleged attempt to hack into the OPCW network came as the organisation was investigating the fatal poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in London.

Displaced Rohingya could be recruited by terrorist groups

Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu warns that the Rohingyas may accept whatever extremist views if they feel that is their only way to achieve victory and return to their homeland.

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.

Rafizi not buying crowdfunding excuse for Mat Sabu’s aide

The PKR vice-president asks how the aide could have raised such a large amount of money when even a popular activist has so far failed to settle his fine via crowdfunding.

MACC probe into Mat Sabu’s aide shows how friends jostle for...

A source says the choice of the political aide has not sat well with close associates of the defence minister who have been eyeing the same position.

Shadow Cabinet work of cybertroopers, says PAS

Poster shows PAS president Hadi Awang as defence minister.

Chile’s Bachelet appointed UN rights chief

The two-time Chilean president who ranks among the world's most powerful women politicians also served in 2010 as the first director of UN Women, the UN agency promoting global gender equality.

Over RM8 billion spent on NS programme

Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu says most of the money was spent on renting the training camps.

Najib pokes fun at ‘cartoon’ Mat Sabu helming defence portfolio

The former defence minister says the Amanah president does not exude confidence in holding such an important post.

Mat Sabu pledges no cover-up in death of navy cadet

He urges the family members of J Soosaimanicckam, who died while undergoing training in Lumut last May, to be patient.

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.

Your warships can pass, but don’t stay, Malaysia tells China, US

Mohamad Sabu says Malaysia wants the South China Sea to be neutralised amid a show of strength by the two powers.

Mat Sabu: Government to review NS programme

The defence minister says the programme, established during Dr Mahathir Mohamad's first stint as prime minister, is 'not a complete failure'.

Singapore will bear some costs of Trump-Kim summit

Singapore, a small but wealthy Southeast Asian city-state, is determined to successfully host the summit and is willing to foot at least some of the bill.

Don’t wear the uniform, retired brig-gen tells Mat Sabu

Mohamed Arshad Raji says the practice of politicians and celebrities using military titles on their names is a disgrace.

Amanah submits names of 3 top leaders for Cabinet posts

Amanah president Mohamad Sabu says it is now up to the prime minister to decide which ministries to assign to them.

Kua tells Kamunting cook-turned-defence minister Mat Sabu his priorities

The rights activist tells his old friend to put a stop to big arms purchases.

Mat Sabu says PM has final say on Cabinet posts

The Amanah president responds to Rafizi Ramli who questioned the announcement of key Cabinet portfolios for Amanah, PPBM and DAP.

China promotes foreign minister, names new defence chief

China on Monday elevated the status of its current foreign minister and selected a new defence minister as the country deals with rocky relations with the United States and expands its military.

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