MELAKA – After six years of applying and attending interviews of various uniformed bodies, Amiruddin Ahmad’s dream came true when he was selected to join the Royal Malaysian Customs Department.
Even more memorable, the 24-year-old from Jengka, Pahang, who previously worked in the logging sector, was chosen as the best trainee in the basic course of customs assistant superintendent, which was held for two months ending today.
The youngest of six siblings said the department provided the best opportunity for his future because he was able to serve in the civil service sector.
“This appointment is an honour for my family because I am the only child who will be serving in the government,” he told reporters after the closing ceremony of the basic course at the Royal Malaysian Customs Academy here today.
A total of 255 people were appointed as customs assistant superintendents at the ceremony.
Meanwhile, best platoon chief Mohd Nur Asfadillah Kelana, 21, said the appointment was the best gift for his mother, Nuriah Chong Abdullah, 40, who is suffering from colon cancer.
“I am sad that I am unable to be by her side when she needs me the most, but this is what is the best for my family and I hope that this appointment will help relieve their burden,” said the eldest of seven siblings from Kuching, Sarawak.
Mohd Nur Asfadillah, who will be stationed in Johor starting Monday, pledged to be fully committed to his responsibilities as assistant superintendent of customs. – BERNAMA