International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Mohamad Faisol Keling, Mohd Na’eim Ajis, Md. Shukri Shuib, Muhammad Fuad Othman, Hishamudin Md.Som

“A people without walls are a people without choice (Aristotle)”1 The government’s willingness to put aside a vast amount of money for defense and paying attention to the process of modernizing Malaysia’s armed forces shows just how determined the government is at caring, ensuring and defending the safety and sovereignty of the nation. It is also a testament to the commitment of our leaders in implementing the responsibility in order to fulfill what is required by the people which assurance of security. The peace and stability which have been consistent since 1957 up to now is a prof that the development aspect of the defense and security system of the nation has never been disregardedby the government. Efforts and developments of Malaysia’s military eventhough information regarding data and defense utilities of every nation is available in report published every year in the SIPRI Yearbook and The Military Balace published every year by Oxford University Press as well a report from International institute of Strategic Studies, London, this information has no informal or formal way of getting to the people thus causing the people to question the efforts being taken by the government. There fore the question that is being raised currently is what are the effort which have been taken by the government in the development of military and defense in order to guarantee national safety?The development of Malaysia’s military has also risen some concern over the involvement of the nation with the weapons race. In which case the questions would be is Malaysia involved in the weapons race and if so what is the objective for the government to further develop and modernize its military forces?

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