Agong to dive in record breaking feat


Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces: His Majesty Tuanku Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin

Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong Tuanku Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmood is expected to dive in a military operation by the Royal Malaysian Navy later today. It will be carried out off the west coast of Sabah later this morning.

In his official visit to TLDM Sepanggar Bay near Kota Kinabalu, His Majesty Tuanku will be taken to F2000 Class frigate KD Lekiu and there on will be transfered to the lead boat of the Perdana Class Scorpene submarine KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, where he will participate in a military exercise to demonstrate its full diving and deep water capabilities. His Majesty Tuanku is expected to witness several other military demonstration from the near abyss depth of the South China Sea.

This would really dispel the notion where Opposition leaders namely Permatang Pauh MP Anwar “Mat King Leather” Ibrahim, his daughter Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar and other Pakatan Rakyat leaders’ lies that the submarines are “Unable to dive and do operational duties”. Today’s military exercise would also demonstrate the operational capabilities as a strategic weapon in deep dive. On 26 July 2010, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman demonstrated life firing using the SM 39 Exocet missile, launched from 180ft below the surface.

Chief of Navy Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar and Commander of the Submarine Force First Admiral Dato’ Rosland Omar will accompany His Majesty Tuanku.

The exercise is organised by Royal Malaysian Navy with full co-operation of MINDEF. Last month, His Majesty Tuanku was taken on a supersonic flight onboard the SU 30 MKM fighter off the west coast of Langkawi.  This exercise marks the first Seri Paduka Baginda Yang DiPertuan Agong to not only fly supersonic on an air superiority fighter, but also to dive in a hunter killer submarine.

*Updated 0945hrs

His Majesty Tuanku dived with KD Tunku Abdul Rahman at 0930hrs, accompanied by Chief of Navy Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar.

*Updated 1300hrs

His Majesty Tuanku concluded his diving mission with KD Tunku Abdul Rahman at 1245hrs. The dive in the South China Sea exceeded 1,000ft depth. It is a record indeed again for His Majesty Tuanku and a Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. The first HRH Ruler to dive in a Perdana Class submarine is HRH Sultan Selangor Tuanku Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah with the KD Tun Razak, when it arrives from France in July 2010.

His Majesty Tuanku participated in an exercise involving KD Lekiu as the ‘enemy’ and the full capability of the Perdana Class submarine on operations in very deep waters.

Currently, His Majesty Tuanku is being transfered back to KD Lekiu where he would be flown to Kota Kinabalu International Airport by RMN helicopter. There on, he would fly back to TUDM Subang on the RMAF BBJ.

For Anwar, Nurul and the rest of Opposition Leaders who spread lies about the Perdana Class Scorpene submarines, it is time for them to apologise to Malaysians for misleading the nation with make belief facts. Otherwise, they should be charged for treason against His Majesty and the defense of the realm.


Published in: on March 10, 2011 at 08:16  Comments (7)