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    Malaysia Military 1997

      Military branches Malaysian Army, Royal Malaysian Navy, Royal Malaysian Air Force, RoyalMalaysian Police Force, Marine Police, Sarawak Border Scouts

      Military manpower - military age 21 years of age

      Military manpower - availability
      males age 15-49: 5,280,741 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - fit for military service
      males: 3,201,235 (1997 est.)

      Military manpower - reaching military age annually
      males: 184,351 (1997 est.)

      Military expenditures - dollar figure $2.5 billion (1997)

      Military expenditures - percent of GDP 2.6% (1997)

      Disputes - international involved in a complex dispute over the Spratly Islands with China, Philippines,Taiwan, Vietnam, and possibly Brunei; State of Sabah claimed by the Philippines;Brunei may wish to purchase the Malaysian salient that divides Brunei intotwo parts; two islands in dispute with Singapore; two islands in dispute withIndonesia

      Illicit drugs transit point for Golden Triangle heroin going to Western markets despitesevere penalties for drug trafficking

      NOTE: The information regarding Malaysia on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malaysia Military 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malaysia Military 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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