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Malaysia centralizes Special Forces Command

8th January 2019 - 20:08 GMT | by Andrew White in London


Special operations forces from across the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) will be organized under a centralized Special Forces Command, the Chief of the Defense Forces has announced.

According to the MAF’s Chief of the Defense Forces, General Tan Sri Zulkifli Zainal Abidin, the Special Forces Command will retain operational control of army, navy and air force special operations units as the organization seeks to optimize the concept of joint special operations.

Addressing the move in his annual New Year speech to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on 4th January, General Abidin failed to disclose when the new organization would go

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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