KUALA LUMPUR – The National Service Training Programme 2.0 (PLKN 2.0) has brought about a positive change to the trainees, as well as enhanced the image of the department involved since its launch two years ago.
Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Johari Baharum said the implementation of PKLN 2.0 by the National Service Training Department (JLKN) no longer received any complaints or criticisms as before.
“Indeed, those (PLKN trainees) who have completed the training, have shown great discipline, character, and high level of confidence. They have also been taught to be positive and are the preferred candidates to receive admission to local skills institutions,” he told a press conference here today.
Meantime, he said JLKN was also in the process of tracing more than 800,000 former PLKN trainees, including through the organising of various programmes, such as the ‘Camp Warriors’ online game competition, which had gathered over 90,000 former PLKN trainees.
Meanwhile, Defence Ministry deputy secretary-general (policy) Datuk Junaidah Kamaruddin said the involvement of youths, especially former PLKN trainees who are known as the National Service Volunteer Brigade (BSKN), in the ministry’s programmes would also expose them to the country’s defence environment.
“The role of (members of) BSKN would be as mini ambassadors, such as during the Defence Asia Service (DSA) to be held on April 16 to 19. It will give them the opportunity to approach, usher and escort guests during the DSA,” he said. – BERNAMA