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Malaysian navy welcomes its first Chinese-built ship

20th January 2020 - 06:00 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur


Malaysia’s first Littoral Mission Ship (LMS), KD Keris, arrived home at RMN Kota Kinabalu on 17 January, following its commissioning at its place of construction in China on 6 January.

KD Keris and three sister ships will all operate in the Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN) Eastern Fleet, all expected to be assigned to the COMNAV 2 naval command at RMN Sandakan in Sabah. This command is responsible for the maritime security of Sabah’s east coast where Malaysian forces remain on constant alert against cross-border kidnappings and incursions from Philippine armed groups.

Having these LMS conducting operations there will also

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Dzirhan Mahadzir


Dzirhan Mahadzir

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

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