RM180bil defence bill: Little bang for the buck

Kuek Ser Kuang Keng

Modified 27 Jul 2010, 3:27 am

SPECIAL REPORT Over the last 23 years, Malaysia's defence spending has taken a whopping RM180 billion from the national coffers.

The average annual defence spending each year is close to 2.5 percent of the nation's GDP from 1987-2004, which should turn Malaysia into a country with decent defence capability, according to a defence analyst.

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