Published on: Friday, February 01, 2013
They are among an estimated 234,500 military (ATM) veterans of various ranks throughout the nation qualified for the contribution from the Government and military fund board (LTAT), involving RM234.5 million.
Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman, who presented this contribution to some of the eligible recipients in a ceremony held at Wisma Muis here Thursday, said it is a sign of the Government's appreciation for the contribution of non-pensioned ex-servicemen to the nation.
"The present Barisan Nasional (BN) Government values greatly the significant role played by our ex-servicemen in defending the nation's sovereignty and thus it is important for us to ensure its continuity in leading this country," he said.
This is vital to ensure all development policies and programmes implemented by the Government successfully achieve the desired objectives, he added.
Calling on them to give their strong support to the BN-led government, he believed they are smart enough and will not be easily influenced by the instigation and accusation by any irresponsible individual.
Major-General Datuk Zulkifli Mazlan of the ATM Veteran Affairs Department, Fifth Infantry Brigade Commander Datuk Ranjit Singh, Persatuan Tentera Sabah President Morshid Mohd Salleh and Region 2 Commander representative Ramlan Mohd Noor, among others, were also present.