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Army ready to help out if flooding

Published on: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Kota Kinabalu: The Malaysian Armed Forces are prepared for any possibilities of flood in the State. First Infantry Division Commander Lt-Gen Datuk Mohd Zaki Mokhtar gave the assurance, adding that the Armed Forces in the First Division Infantry which covers Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan are always on the ready for such eventuality.

He said preparations include constant monitoring of the weather forecast as well as working with government agencies should floods occur in areas under the First Division Infantry's jurisdiction.

Mohd Zaki said this during the launching ceremony of the three-day First Division-level 'Daie Askari Development and Muzakarah Military Religious Corps' programme held at the Kundasang Islamic Training Centre in Kundasang on Friday.

The programme was attended by a total of 59 participants comprising officers and Military Religious Corps personnel from Sabah and Sarawak.

Among the objectives was to strengthen and motivate on the roles, duties and responsibilities of each officer and Military Religious Corps personnel in all the team under the First Division Infantry.

Mohd Zaki hoped the programme would act as a platform towards continued excellence in the Armed Forces particularly the First Division Infantry to be well balanced physical, intellectually and spiritually.

He said the roles of Military Religious Corps is to be an example to the Armed Forces with emphasis on high morals, positive attitude and give a better understanding on the role of the Armed Forces from a religious perspective.

Also present were the Malaysian Armed Forces Religious Adviser Brigadier-General Kamaruddin Mamat, Military Religious Corps panel speaker Colonel Haji Nawawi Daud and Sabah Islamic Affairs Department panel speaker Ustazah Hajah Nordiana Haji Alwi.