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D&S 2017: Malaysian navy adjusts command regions

30th October 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur

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The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) formalised the relocation of its Region 2 Command from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan on 17 October.

The relocation actually began on 30 August as part of the RMN’s overall reorganisation of operational commands.

The process began on 27 April with the splitting of the RMN Fleet Command into the Western Fleet Command at RMN Lumut to oversee operations around Peninsular Malaysia, and the Eastern Fleet Command for East Malaysia operations based at RMN Kota Kinabalu.

The Region 2 Command was previously responsible for operations in East Malaysia but, with establishment of the Eastern Fleet Command,

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

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