Strengthen our preparation to protect national sovereignty through a holistic approach. The ever-expanding defence and security landscape exposes Malaysia to increasing threats – cyber, health, nutrition and so on. Therefore, a cross-government approach needs to be established.
Hishamuddin should resign for electioneering foreign affairs
Press statement by Senator Liew Chin Tong, on Wednesday 16th September 2020 in Sandakan, Sabah. Hishamuddin should resign for electioneering foreign affairs On 7th September 2020, Senator Adrian Lasimbang (DAP)…
World War II Legacies that Shaped Malaysia’s Sociopolitical Reality
This day 75 years ago on 15th August 1945, Japan surrendered, marking the final end of World War II. World War II was the most destructive war ever in human…
Status of the Defence White Paper under Perikatan Nasional
I would like the Senior Minister of Defence Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, to confirm to Parliament the current status of the Defence White Paper (DWP). The “100 Days Report…
#KitaJagaKita – Solidarity in Times of COVID-19 war
We are at war against a virus, the deadly COVID-19 virus. In any war, three things are crucial: people’s solidarity, dynamic deployment of personnel, and mobilisation of material resources and…
Malaysia, prepare for “war effort” against Covid-19
Let’s put it this way, we have never seen this in our lifetime. Not in Malaysia’s nationhood since 1957 and 1963. The last time the world saw such chaos was…
Integrating Women in Defence for greater peace and stability
I believe that while we need to treat women equally as men, we must at the same time acknowledge the gender-specific challenges that they face in order to advance in their military careers.
Defending a Maritime Nation: Whither the Future of MAF Joint Force
Let me begin by congratulating MIDAS for the success of organizing this MIDAS conference. I have had the chance to follow some of the discussions today and I can attest…
Malaysia’s Role in Promoting Peace and Stability in the Region
Southeast Asia has always watched the development in Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia closely. Needless to say, instability in Korean peninsula will gravely affect our peace and prosperity. Malaysia experienced first hand being used as an illicit transit destination to bypass sanctions, discovered in the aftermath of the gruesome assassination of Kim Jong Nam at KLIA 2.
Mountains Under the Sea
Here in Malaysia, in Bahasa Melayu, we refer to our homeland as “tanah air”, a compound word in which tanah refers to land, and air refers to the sea. It is an inherently maritime conceptualisation of our nationhood, speaking to our inseparable connection to the sea.
Beyond US-China tensions: What else can the rest of us do?
We need to “resurrect” the notion of Asia. ASEAN Centrality is great, and as long as ASEAN gets its acts together, it is a great power house. But Asia the label is something that we shouldn’t lose either.