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Malaysian navy welcomes its first Chinese-built ship

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

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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

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

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