[ISN] New threats from instigators and hackers

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Date: Tue Sep 17 2002 - 05:55:40 PDT

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    September 17, 2002
    LUMUT: Instigation by subversive elements and computer hacking are 
    threats to national security the Armed Forces have to tackle in 
    Chief of Defence Forces Jen Tan Sri Mohamed Zahidi Zainuddin said the 
    army, navy and air force would have to be ready to combat and prevent 
    such threats arising from within the country as well as from abroad 
    from destabilising the country. 
    "Threats faced by the Armed Forces will change from the conventional 
    type of fighting communists to computer hacking and instigation," he 
    told reporters after witnessing the 69th Armed Forces Day parade at 
    the Royal Malaysian Navy base here yesterday. 
    Also present were army chief Jen Tan Sri Md Hashim Hussein, air force 
    chief Jen Datuk Seri Suleiman Mahmud and navy chief Laksamana Datuk 
    Mohd Ramly Abu Bakar. 
    Jen Zahidi said he was confident the Armed Forces would be able to 
    acquire all the expertise and intelligence to tackle such threats, 
    adding that an IT unit had been created for the purpose. 
    Earlier, Jen Zahidi said the Armed Forces were finding out why young 
    people were not interested in joining the military. 
    He said the Armed Forces would continue to fight for the welfare of 
    army personnel as part of efforts to motivate them to stay on.  
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