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Malaysia completes submarine overhaul programme

20th April 2020 - 23:30 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur

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The Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN's) Scorpene-class submarine KD Tun Abul Razak has returned to service following completion of major repair and overhaul work that started in June 2017. Sister submarine Tun Abdul Razak had previously seen work completed.

The RMN released a video on 16 April showing the submarine back in operation as part of a public relations effort supporting COVID-19 prevention measures in Malaysia, though the release coincided with China’s Hai Yang Di Zhi 8 survey ship entering Malaysia’s EEZ.

The Malaysian government and military have not commented publicly on the Chinese ship’s presence, though Malaysian Maritime

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Dzirhan Mahadzir

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Dzirhan Mahadzir is a freelance defense journalist and analyst based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who …

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