ALOR SETAR – With global threats rapidly changing every military personnel must remain vigilant of current developments, said Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail.
According to him, the latest traditional or non-traditional threats, including those from abroad were serious because they could spread rapidly and create an impact on national security.
“The present threats coming from Daesh or IS for example, are real and not fictitious,” said Tuanku Syed Faizuddin.
He was speaking at a Regimental dinner held in conjunction with the 9th royal commissioning of Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) Reserve Officers Training (Palapes) officer cadets here last night.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin is UniMAP chancellor and commander of the 504th Regiment of the Malaysian Territorial Army based at Bukit Ketri Camp, Padang Besar, Perlis.
Also present at the ceremony was the Raja Puan Muda of Perlis, Tuanku Hajah Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil who is also UniMAP pro-chancellor.
On arrival the royal couple was greeted by UniMAP vice-vhancellor Datuk Prof Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal, who is also the university’s Palapes commander and UniMAP senior officials.
“Other conflicts brought on by natural disasters or catastrophes, economic situation, poverty, unhealthy political practices and foreign interference can also affect national security,” said Tuanku Syed Faizuddin.
As such he said every member of the military force, including the Territorial Army should cultivate a sense of pride as they were part of a noble profession defending the religion, race and country.
The ceremony saw a total of 116 UniMAP Palapes Officer Cadets commissioned as officers in the Malaysian Armed Forces and Muhammad Rafini Kamaruzaman receiving the Overall Best Cadet Officer award.
The best military award went to Danial Adeeb Rozani while Tham Weng Hing was top in academic degree and Tan Xin Cong in academic diploma. – BERNAMA