Sulu heirs basically shot themselves in the leg for any legal claims when 235 Sulu militants decided to invade Lahad Datu in 2013 which saw 68 of these terrorists killed and 10 of the brave Malaysian security forces losing their life. Imagine the gall of these terrorists now wanting to claim billions of money from the Malaysian Government after all the murders they have committed. Image source: Lelarentaka
Crime Security 101
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The FA-50 “Fighting Eagle” which started as an advanced trainer, T-50 is a joint venture between South Korea’s Korea Aerospace Industries with US-based Lockheed Martin and is in service primarily in the South Korean Air Force with 60 fighter jets and in all South East Asia countries except Singapore & Brunei. Image source: Wikipedia
RMN has a difficult mission to perform which is to protect Malaysia’s maritime interest and protect almost 4,700 kilometers of coastline from any unwanted intrusions. And yet, its fleet is insufficient and aging compared to a small country like Singapore where it only has a coastline of 200 kilometers to protect and has a very modern, capable fleet. Image source: Wikipedia
No matter which angle you look at it, the Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30MKM is still one of the most beautiful fighters around and is far superior to many current Western, modern jet fighters. In addition to the earlier 16 units of Russian-made MiG-29N, Malaysia deployed 18 of these multi-role fighters in 2007 to complement the 8 US-made F/A-18D multi-role fighter that was deployed in 1997. Image source: Wikipedia.
Any country that has a vast shoreline to patrol like Malaysia should have a large fleet of dedicated medium and long-range maritime patrol aircraft that is capable of performing hours of patrolling and can perform secondary missions like search & rescue and anti-submarine warfare. Presently this role is being taken with some modifications by the Indonesia-made CN-235 transport plane. Image source: Wikipedia.