Malaysian Armed Forces Essay

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The Armed Forces of a country are its government sponsored defence, fighting forces and organizations. They exist to further the foreign and domestic policies of their governing body and to defend that body and the nation it represents from external and internal aggressors. In broad usage the term ‘armed forces’ and ‘military’ are often treated synonymously. Sometimes, a country’s armed forces may include both its military and other paramilitary forces. The obvious benefit to a country in maintaining armed forces is in providing protection from foreign threats and from internal conflict. Malaysian Armed Forces, the military of Malaysia are consists of three branches. There are the Malaysia Army, the Royal Malaysian Navy and the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

The Malaysian Army is the land component of the Malaysian Armed Forces and is the largest branch from the Malaysian Armed Forces. Currently consists of 17 Corps or Regiments, these are group into 3 main components; the Combat Element, the Combat Support Element and the Support Elements. The Combat Element; Royal Malay Regiment (Rejimen Askar Melayu Diraja), Royal Ranger Regiment (Rejimen Renjer Diraja) and Border Regiment (Rejimen Sempadan) also known as infantry are the most front line troops to be deployed physically on the ground to fight the enemy.
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The annual budget of the Government of Malaysia to the Ministry of Defence is in line with national defence policy that prioritizes the safety of the people from any internal and external threat. Consequently, this task requires the sacrifices from the military personnel. Soldiers have their oaths to perform their duties regardless of time and be ready to go anywhere on the orders. There are no limits and no restrictions of any job entrusted, who responsible to accomplish their mission either during the war or in peace

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