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
One of the key elements of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) that is often not in the limelight is the branch’s special force unit called Pasukan Khas Udara or PASKAU in short and they handle special warfare, search & rescue & security coverage missions. It is said that PASKAU received training from the UK’s famed Special Air Service (SAS) and the US Special Operations Forces (SOF). Image source: Wikipedia
It is not an ideal situation that many had expected where Pakatan Harapan signs a memorandum of understanding (MOU) before the first sitting of the Parliament and is forced to work closely with the other side of the spectrum i.e. Barisan Nasional, GPS, and GRS in a unity government where the Prime Minister may be restricted in some areas. Image source: Free Malaysia Today
GE15 results were predictable but the end showed how racial and religious the country has been with the North & East of the Peninsular going to the radial Perikatan Nasional (PN) whilst the West & South to Pakatan Harapan (PH) with Barisan Nasional (BN) picking the middle. East Malaysia squarely went to the dominant GRS & GPS coalition. Image source: Wikipedia
In the 2018 General Elections, the people of Malaysia went out in force and gave Pakatan Harapan a massive 113 parliamentary seats, and together with Warisan from Sabah, Pakatan Harapan formed the next Federal Government with a total of 121 seats. Barisan Nasional suffered its worst defeat by losing its hold on the Federal Government for the first time. Image source: Bloomberg / Yahoo Finance.