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New Malaysian government disbands NSOF

5th October 2018 - 02:28 GMT | by Dzirhan Mahadzir in Kuala Lumpur

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Sources have confirmed that the Malaysian government has disbanded the National Special Operations Force (NSOF) that had only been established on 27 October 2016 as the primary response unit to terrorist incidents.

The disbandment is said to have occurred in July as part of the new government’s move to shut down excess government departments and agencies.

With the disbandment of the NSOF, the primary unit to respond to terrorist incidents has reverted back to the Royal Malaysian Police’s Unit Tindak Khas, with special operations forces of the three services of the Malaysian Armed Forces supporting them if required, as was

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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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