Thursday, 14 June 2012

In awe of Red Warriors

They also showed off their individual and combined skills, including  stunning feats of balance, machine control,  courage and teamwork.

The  jaw-dropping leap off the ramp by several riders over 13  men and three cars had the crowd cheering in disbelief.

It was one of the highlights among activities lined up in conjunction with the launch of the regiment in Felda Gunung Besout 1.

The event was launched by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Also present was Felda Vision Generation Alliance (GWGF) chairman Tan Sri Rozali Ismail.
 It was the fifth such launch after the Felda Selangor Territorial Army launch in Felda Gedangsa, the Felda Johor Territorial Army company in Felda Nitar, the Felda Terengganu Territorial Army in Felda Gugusan Kerteh, and the Felda Sabah Territorial Army in Felda Sahabat 3.

Rozali said the formation of  territorial  armies in Felda settlements would be  extended to all 317 Felda schemes nationwide.

He said  their setting up were aimed at educating the Felda community on the duties and roles of the  voluntary territorial armies.

"It also provides a platform  for the  younger generation of the Felda community  to join in the regiment, provided they are qualified.

 "Ultimately, we hope to increase the number of territorial armies nationwide in line with  government's efforts," he said.

Towards this end, Rozali said they  aimed to increase the membership of  territorial armies by roping in  children of Felda settlers.

"We also want to foster closer rapport  among Felda settlers,  territorial armies and GWGF.

"Hopefully, this will help in the fight for the cause of the  next Felda generation," he added.

Meanwhile, the launch saw the participation of some 100 territorial armies from all of Perak's Felda schemes.


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