We hardly go to the bank and use the old school passbook for our banking transactions which reduced the element of scams in the old days. But now, we are performing bank transactions from the comfort of our homes and via our mobile phones & laptops which may be exposed to malware and another method of scamming. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels
The fact is there has been an attempt by the Philippines to use the Sulu Sultanate’s claim that it always owned the state of Sabah to lay its claim on the state. Whilst it is a fact that the Sulu Sultanate owned Sabah at one point in history, the same cannot be said now. The Sulu Sultanate’s issue now left to be resolved is the outstanding annual payment of RM5,300. Image source: Sabah Kini.
As China and other countries in the region keep upgrading their military defence and offence assets such as this Sukhoi-30-based dedicated electronic warfare fighter (known as Shenyang J-16D), Malaysia needs to ensure that its existing defence assets are upgraded in par to keep up its effectiveness and also work with other countries like India who are facing the same threats. Image source: Defense News
Presently China has 2 battle-ready aircraft carriers, both of which is based on Russia’s ex aircraft carrier but this is not stopping them from constructing more aircraft carriers. It is said that they may have up to 6 aircraft carriers including nuclear-powered ones. China’s first aircraft carrier, Liaoning started off as a Russian’s Kuznetsov-class aircraft cruiser Riga and is capable of carrying 40 aircraft of different types. Image source: Business Insider.
(Frankly speaking and in my personal opinion, the best main battle tank or MBT out there is Israel’s Merkava MBT which came into service in the late 1970s and has gone through substantial improvement over the years. It has a very low profile and is armed with a locally built 120 mm smoothbore gun that is also capable of firing laser-guided anti-tank guided missiles similar to the Russian tanks. Image source: Wikipedia)