SERDANG – The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah expressed hope that cadet officers of the Reserve Officers Training Unit (ROTU) would pursue a permanent career with the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) or serve in its reserves unit.
The Sultan said this was for the knowledge gained not to go to waste and instead, they could contribute to Malaysia’s well-being and defence in the face of any threats from inside and outside the country.
“I want that all the knowledge acquired as ROTU cadet officers be used and enhanced in meeting the challenges ahead.
“The military knowledge you gained throughout the three years with ROTU is very useful and should be enhanced while serving in the reserves unit in future.”
Sultan Sharafuddin said this at the 34th Royal Commissioning of ROTU Cadet Officers from institutions of higher education at the parade field of Universiti Putra Malaysia, here, today.
It involved 1,628 cadet officers from 18 institutions, including the Marine Academy of Malaysia (ALAM).
The Sultan said the theme this time, “Watan Mendaulat Nusa” (upholding nation’s sovereignty), was apt as the commissioned officers were to be good role models for others.
“What is important for this country with a plural society is for the people to live in harmony based on our eastern culture and to practise the 1Malaysia principles in order to strengthen friendship among all the races,” he added.
Also present at the ceremony were Selangor Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali, ATM chief General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin and Army chief General Datuk Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor. – BERNAMA