Singapore and Malaysia conduct bilateral maritime exercise
SINGAPORE: A bilateral maritime exercise is being conducted between the navies of Singapore and Malaysia. Singapore is hosting this year's exercise called Exercise Malapura. It is the 22nd in the series held since 1984. The Republic of Singapore Navy Fleet Commander, Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han, and the Royal Malaysian Navy Fleet Operations Commander, Vice Admiral Wira Jamil, officiated at the opening ceremony held at Changi Naval Base on Monday. About 540 personnel from both navies are involved in the 10-day exercise which will see both sides carry out joint planning and training at the base. They will also be conducting drills in conventional naval warfare and maritime security in the Malacca Strait.