• PH, Malaysia strengthen defense ties

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    TOP defense officials of the Philippines and Malaysia vowed on Wednesday to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries and agreed that disputes in the South China Sea should be resolved peacefully in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos).

    During a bilateral meeting in Manila, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Malaysian Defense Minister YB Dato Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein reaffirmed the importance of promoting peace, security and stability, maritime security, unimpeded trade and freedom of navigation and overflight in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

    The two officials expressed serious concern over the violent and terrorist acts by extremist organizations in Iraq and Syria.

    They also agreed to strengthen mutually beneficial efforts to enhance disaster risk reduction and disaster response.

    Acknowledging that military ties is the foundation of defense relationship, they encouraged their respective militaries to pursue additional opportunities for engagement in the areas of humanitarian assistance and disaster response, peacekeeping, maritime security and military medicine, among others.

    The two official pledged to promote defense industry cooperation by encouraging industrial cooperation and facilitating the development of technology, commercial and economic links between defense related companies of the two countries. They also reaffirmed their resolve to heighten the level of defense cooperation in order to promote mutual understanding and trust and contribute to regional peace and stability.

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    1. Carlo L. Adan on

      Meanwhile, the Abnoy Aquino government will give the Muslim provinces of Mindanao to the MILF, which is really a force of Malaysia in the Philippines. Did you see the declaration of MILF’s political big chief Jaafar: They will only give a copy of their Mamasapano Report to the Malaysian government and not to the Philippine government, not even one copy personally that their most illustrious patrons hre–Aquino, Deles and Coronel-Ferrer to share!

      Talagang, with the help of the British, the Japanese, the Americans, the Australians and the other World Powers, niluluto tayong mga Filipino ng Malaysia, MILF, Aquino, Deles and Coronel-Ferrer sa sariling nating mantika!!!!