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‘Amphibious vessel ideal for Malaysia’

Spanish shipbuilder Izar believes that its multi-purpose LPD amphibious disaster relief vessel is ideal for a country like Malaysia, which has a long coastline to protect.

Thais in 20-hour ordeal at sea

Survivors of a fishing vessel, which capsized about 70 nautical miles off Penang early this week, said they clung for 20 hours on empty water barrels, cooking pots and #8220;everything else#8221; to keep afloat before they were rescued.

North flood havoc

Incessant rain and strong winds which lashed Penang, Kedah and northern Perak in the past three days have caused widespread havoc on the island and the mainland, with one young life lost in the floodwaters.

Deadly helicopter can take on multiple roles

The South African Rooivalk attack helicopter has numerous capabilities similar to those of the United States' Apache attack helicopters.

1,000 would-be astronauts

Some 1,000 Malaysians are likely to register as candidates for the Malaysian Space Mission, director- general of Outer Space Science Studies Prof Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman said.

Japan joins Russian naval exercises

Japan joined Russia for naval exercises Monday, sending a destroyer and 170 sailors to participate in search-and-rescue training, Japan's Defence Agency said.

Trio relied on survival skills

The three policemen who were found on Saturday after being reported missing in the jungle near Gunung Brinchang a week ago survived on wild bananas, plant shoots and river water.

Missing policemen found

Three policemen who went missing in the jungle near Gunung Brinchang a week ago were found yesterday.

Trainee pilot dies in crash

A trainee pilot who aspired to be the first woman to fly a B-733 transport aircraft was killed when her Pilatus PC7 crashed into a rubber estate near Changloon yesterday.

Special forces only involved in cheating, not a threat to security

Police investigations so far have shown that the crippled Federal Special Forces of Malaysia (FSFM) have no links whatsoever with militant groups like the Kumpulan Jemaah Islamiah (JI) and the KMM.