Agong Joins Submarine Crew For A DiveKOTA KINABALU, March 10 (Bernama) -- Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin was today taken on a ride in the country's first submarine, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, in the South China Sea.
March 10, 2011 20:34 PM
Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) chief Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Jaafar said the submarine dived to its maximum operating depth.
Tuanku Mizan also witnessed a series of demonstrations and "evolution" exercises performed by the submarine crew, including the water shot demonstration on the KD Lekiu frigate.
Abdul Aziz said the evolution exercise showed the submarine's capabilities in detecting remote targets even before the enemies were aware of its presence.
Tuanku Mizan also operated the missile firing simulation inside the scorpene-class submarine, he said, adding that the Yang di-Pertuan Agong was impressed by the submarine and also expressed his satisfaction over the capabilities of the crew members in handling the KD Tunku Abdul Rahman.
"The dive participated by His Majesty today clearly dismissed all the negative statements against the country's submarine, with some claiming that it could not dive.
"I would like to stress that both the submarines, KD Tunku Abdul Rahman and KD Tun Abdul Razak, are in fine condition and operating at the optimum level," he told reporters after seeing off the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, who ended his two-day visit to Sabah today.
Abdul Aziz said the RMN would ensure that all its assets and the massive government investment would give high returns to the country.
This was the second time Tuanku Mizan boarded a sophisticated asset of the Malaysian armed forces.
On Feb 7, he was flown at a supersonic speed on a Sukhoi SU-30KM fighter jet over Langkawi, Kedah and Penang.
And this is the same posting in the RMN's website and the picture gallery of the visit.