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APM To Act As Preventive Entity In ESSZone

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SANDAKAN – The role of the Malaysia Civil Defence Force (APM) in the Eastern Sabah Security Zone (ESSZone) is to act as a preventive and precaution entity by preparing the people to be ready against any security threats. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim said APM functions as the pyschological…

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Govt Plans To Set Up District APM Offices Nationwide

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government is planning to set up Civil Defence Force (APM) unit or office in all districts throughout the country, by renting or acquiring from state governments. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim said for the time being, there were only 19 training centres, 112 district offices…

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APM Personnel Allowance Raise Appropriate – Shahidan

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KANGAR – The increase in allowance for Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) personnel as announced by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi yesterday is a need which should be met. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim said as the frontline personnel in disasters such as floods, they have…

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DPM Announces Increase In Allowance For APM Personnel

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BAGAN DATUK – Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today announced an increase in allowance for Civil Defence Force (APM) members from RM6 to RM8 per hour and RM7.80 to RM9 per hour for officers. He said the increase, which would benefit about 2.1 million APM officers and members nationwide, was in…

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APM Melaka Targets Recruitment Of 50,000 Volunteers This Year

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MELAKA – The Melaka Civil Defence Force (APM) is targeting to recruit 50,000 members this year, in an effort to train more people to become skilled rescuers. Melaka APM director Effendy Ali said the recruitment drive started last week and so far 300 new members have been recruited. He said those wishing to participate as…

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APM Targets 3 Mln Members In 2018 – Shahidan

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KANGAR – The Civil Defence Force (APM) is targeting to have three million personnel in 2018, says Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim. Shahidan said so far almost two million people had joined the voluntary body and the total was expected to increase. “We will expand on the participation of…

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APM Receives Six More Sealegs Amphibious Craft

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PORT DICKSON – The Civil Defence Force (APM) today received six more Sealegs amphibious craft to enhance its rescue operations during floods. Its director-general, Maj Gen Datuk Azmy Yahya said the six were part of 23 Sealegs boats acquired by the force. “We have received 12 of the boats so far, while the remaining 11…

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Negeri Sembilan APM Catches 1,039 Snakes In Jan-April

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SEREMBAN – The Malaysian Civil Defence Force (APM) in Negeri Sembilan has solved 1,039 snake-catch cases in the first four months of this year compared to 932 cases during the same period last year. State APM deputy director Major Mohd Rohaidi Halim said among the snakes frequently caught were pythons and king cobras while the other types of snakes…

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APM Targets 2 Million Volunteers Next Year

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Civil Defence Force (APM) is targeting two million voluntary members next year, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim. He said the additional volunteers would be recruited in stages from next month to operate APM assets. “At present APM only has 3,000 personnel nationwide and the…

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10,000 APM Personnel On Standby To Be Deployed During Floods

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SEREMBAN – About 10,000 Civil Defence Department (APM) personnel have been put on standby and would be deployed during floods. APM deputy director-general of operations Datuk Selamat Dahalan said they have also boosted the coordination and communication system to facilitate the distribution of aid during such disasters. “The National Disaster Committee had held meetings, chaired…

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