Malaysia and China hold first-ever joint military exercise


Working together: Jen Zulkifeli shaking hands with Senior Capt Jiang outside the Armed Forces’ Joint Warfare Centre in Kuala Lumpur as other officials look on.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Armed Forces and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began their first-ever bilateral military exercise yesterday to mark 40 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The five-day tabletop exercise at the Armed Forces’ Joint Warfare Centre (Pesama) saw 20 officers from Malaysia combining their expertise with PLA’s 21-men delegation to develop a common framework for humanitarian and disaster relief operations.

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