KUALA LUMPUR,( April 14) — In light of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 tragedy, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein notes there is a need to upgrade the country’s defence system to strengthen its security in the future.
He said such a move was needed in view of the necessity to disclose sensitive military radar information in the search for the Boeing 777-200ER aircraft which vanished on March 8.
“We’ve made a very courageous decision to put aside national security and interests by disclosing some of our sensitive military radar information in the early stages of the search and rescue mission.
“The situation now requires us to relook our needs in the future and, more importantly, we’re also looking in the context of the Asean region as a group,” he said.
He told reporters this after witnessing the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Global Komited Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Weststar Group of Companies, and Thales UK here Monday.– BERNAMA