Malaysia is in talks with at last six countries on the possibility of using palm oil to pay for arms, as Southeast Asia’s third-biggest economy seeks to replace old equipment to boost its defense capabilities.
Iran has said it would continue missile tests to build up its defences.
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Trump signs a $716 billion defense policy bill that authorizes military spending.
China will not threaten anyone as it rises its defense spending.
Malaysia has put on hold a $2 billion plan to replace its ageing fleet of combat aircraft.