KANGAR – The role of the Territorial Army (AW) should be upgraded into a frontline support team in view of the various unexpected incidents in the country, the Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail said.
Referring to the terrorist intrusion in Lahad Datu, Sabah, he said, there was a need for AW members to undergo similar training like those in the army.
“The duty and role of AW in future is not just to augment, but to complement the armed forces in defending the country.
“Security cannot be comprised because it is the basis of the country’s peace and prosperity,” he said at a breaking of fast in conjunction with the Perlis government’s annual working visit to Sabah last night.
The breaking of fast was hosted by Regiment 516 of the Territorial Army at the Kukusan Camp, Tawau, Sabah.
The text of his speech was released by Regiment 504 of the Territorial Army here, of which Tuanku Syed Faizuddin is the commander.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin also reminded AW members to be professional and show their military prowess in line with efforts by the army to enhance excellence and integration of cognitive ability, effective and psychomotor skills among soldiers.