Army Chief Introductory Visit Puts Malaysia-Brunei Ties into Focus

Army Chief Introductory Visit Puts Malaysia-Brunei Ties into Focus

Last week, Malaysia’s new army chief was in Brunei for a scheduled introductory visit. The interaction spotlighted ongoing efforts by both sides to cultivate their defense ties within the broader Malaysia-Brunei defense relationship. As I have noted before in these pages, Malaysia and Brunei, two Southeast Asian states and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), have a bilateral relationship that dates back to 1984 when Brunei got…