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Comprehensive Security

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.

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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.
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Future force

The change of government in May 2018 provides a rare opportunity for Malaysia to revisit some old assumptions and make new ones to move forward. One of the earliest major decisions that will have huge long-term impact by Defence Minister Mat Sabu was to commit the new government to present a Defence White Paper to chart the future.
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Armed forces the last resort

We need to realise that the military is the last resort, not the first responders. A military man in uniform is of course a very impressive persona and this certainly has a deterrence effect on all sorts of criminals or in any disaster relief effort.
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Raising Resilient Future Leaders

COMMENCEMENT SPEECH BY DEPUTY DEFENCE MINISTER LIEW CHIN TONG AT THE ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONY ON 22ND DECEMBER 2018 Selamat sejahtera. I am thankful to be given this unique…
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Malaysia as a Maritime Nation

Adapted from a speech  by Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong at the Royal Malaysian Navy’s “Human Capital Transformation” Seminar on 27 November 2018 I am honoured to deliver the…
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Countering terrorism with democracy

The following is the transcript for the closing speech made by Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong at the ASEAN Security Symposium held in the Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur on…
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Pakatan Harapan’s first 100 Days

The following is a speech by Liew Chin Tong at the International Malaysia Law Conference (IMLC) 2018 in Royal Chulan Kuala Lumpur on 14 August (released on 17 August 2018).…
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