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The public is too busy watching the political circus of internal political manouvring by Pakatan Rakyat and the rather clueless BN leadership beseiged by various administrative and political problems but remain quiet.
Part of the tense internal domestic senario is due to racial and agitation by the opposition party. In turn, they are getting support and funding from the west. The western powers have been doing covert operations to expand their social, economic and political interest.
Thus far, the country have been blessed with peace and the prosperity that arise from peace. Millitary threat have been far and in between. Lahad Datu was the latest millitary threat for many decades. Communist insurgency was long from the 1940s all the way to late 1980s but is contained in the rural and interiors.
But the nation cannot afford to be complacent. Military needs can seldom be foreseen accurately. By the time the need arise, it is seldom too late to to equip, train and be battle ready. Possibilities of threat is there all the time and cannot be taken too easy as opposition claim.
Opposition and pro-West NGO like SUARAM have been presumptously calling for cutdown in millitary spending on the pretext of corruption and kickback on military purchase. That has affected our military readiness.
They need may be arise soon.
Chicago Tribune website here published a Reuters report below:
Chinese ships patrol area contested by MalaysiaThe Chinese diplomat talks a different language than the People's Liberation Army. The military controls the party and could over ride the government. The Chinese military cannot be trusted.
3:18 a.m. CST, January 26, 2014
BEIJING (Reuters) - Three Chinese ships on Sunday patrolled the James Shoal, an area also claimed by Malaysia, and soldiers and officers on board swore to safeguard its sovereignty, in the latest sign of Beijing's territorial assertiveness in the South China Sea.
The group was made up of an amphibious landing craft, the Changbaishan, and two destroyers, state news agency Xinhua said.
"During the ceremony held in the Zengmu Reef area, soldiers and officers aboard swore an oath of determination to safeguard the country's sovereignty and maritime interests," Xinhua said. Zengmu Reef is the Chinese term for James Shoal.
Xinhua said the fleet commander Jiang Weilie "urged soldiers and officers to always be prepared to fight, improve combat capabilities and lead the forces to help build the country into a maritime power".
China is in an increasingly angry dispute with its neighbors over claims to parts of the potentially oil and gas-rich South China Sea. China lays claim to almost the whole of the sea, which is criss-crossed by crucial shipping lanes.
Beijing regards the James Shoal as the southernmost part of the country's territory.
Last March, Malaysia protested against the incursion of four Chinese ships in James Shoal, about 80 km (50 miles) off Sarawak on Borneo island. Chinese sailors fired guns in the air during the visit to the shoal. In April, a Chinese maritime surveillance ship returned to James Shoal to leave behind steel markers to assert its claim.
China upset the Philippines and the United States this month when rules went into force demanding fishing boats seek permission to enter waters under the jurisdiction of China's southern province of Hainan, an area the provincial government says covers much of the South China Sea.
Vietnam, Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines also claim other parts of the South China Sea. China has a separate dispute with Japan in the East China Sea.
(Reporting by Sui-Lee Wee; Editing by Ron Popeski)
Copyright © 2014, Reuters
Can SUARAM that complained and spinned on our military spending be in the frontline to face the enemy in the event of war?
Most unlikely. Their people and propaganda team were more interest to capitalise the incursion for their political agenda. They undermined the security effort when we were facing the Lahad Datu threat.
For a thorough analysis on the Chinese military threat, read Bigdogdotcom's "Lessons from the Paracels" Part 1 and Part 2.
Believe still more is to come.