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What’s in the Malaysia Palm Oil Defense Countertrade Chatter?
August 27, 2019

What’s in the Malaysia Palm Oil Defense Countertrade Chatter?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country’s defense minister has once again suggested the idea as an option in its defense policy.

What’s Behind Malaysia’s New Defense White Paper Talk?
February 22, 2019

What’s Behind Malaysia’s New Defense White Paper Talk?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the one of the new government’s key priorities in the security realm.
A First: Malaysia to Deploy Warship for RIMPAC 2018
April 20, 2018

A First: Malaysia to Deploy Warship for RIMPAC 2018

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Malaysia will send a warship to fully participate in the world’s largest international maritime exercise for the first time.

New Base Bid Spotlights Malaysia Coast Guard’s Old Resource Challenge
February 17, 2018

New Base Bid Spotlights Malaysia Coast Guard’s Old Resource Challenge

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The agency’s bid to boost its capabilities continues.

Warship Aid Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Ties
January 03, 2018

Warship Aid Spotlights Malaysia-Philippines Naval Ties

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The humanitarian assistance dispatched was just the most recent instance of wider collaboration between the two sides despite remaining differences.

Malaysia Navy Commander Makes India Voyage
November 07, 2017

Malaysia Navy Commander Makes India Voyage

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The commander of the Malaysian navy’s eastern fleet paid a visit to India’s southern naval command.

A China Submarine in Malaysia Amid Najib’s US Visit?
September 12, 2017

A China Submarine in Malaysia Amid Najib’s US Visit?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at reports that China has had its second known docking of submarines in the Southeast Asian state.
Malaysia-Philippines Meeting Puts ASEAN Subregional Cooperation in the Spotlight
September 09, 2017

Malaysia-Philippines Meeting Puts ASEAN Subregional Cooperation in the Spotlight

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent interaction was an important reminder of the efforts being made by both sides to address cross-border issues.

Why Did Malaysia Just Burn an Illegal Fishing Vessel?
September 01, 2017

Why Did Malaysia Just Burn an Illegal Fishing Vessel?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The move is being read as an escalation in the country’s crackdown on sea crimes

Malaysia Launches First Littoral Combat Ship
August 30, 2017

Malaysia Launches First Littoral Combat Ship

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The development marks another step taken by the Southeast Asian state to modernize its navy despite significant challenges.

Malaysia Reveals New Maritime Base Near Disputed Island With Singapore
August 08, 2017

Malaysia Reveals New Maritime Base Near Disputed Island With Singapore

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Facility is just the latest sign of the revival of a decades-old dispute in bilateral ties.
Malaysia, Singapore Conclude Naval Drills
August 02, 2017

Malaysia, Singapore Conclude Naval Drills

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The two Southeast Asian neighbors carried out the 30th iteration of Exercise Malapura.

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