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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.


Centre to service fighter jets set up

IRKUT Corp will establish a maintenance centre for servicing SUKHOI fighter jets in Malaysia by 2006, according to president Alexey I. Fedorov.


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.

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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.


Preparing for action

AMONG Mercy Malaysia's programmes for its volunteers is the three-day Basic Mission Training (BMT). So far, dozens of volunteers have undergone this. Recently, I participated as a non-medical volunteer at a BMT centre in Bentong, Pahang.


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.