Sunday, 7 April 2013

PM Najib launches Military Community Volunteering Day at 32 camps nationwide

A total of 32 armed forces installations opened their doors for public viewing for the first time on Saturday as part of the Blue Ocean strategy.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the pioneer initiative was to foster a closer rapport between the security forces comprising army, navy and air forces with the people.

"Peace and security is the most important element for a country's success.

"Malaysia will not be where she is today without the willingness of a group of citizens to put their lives on the line.

"At the same time, other citizens must give their full support and appreciate their sacrifices," he said in a speech at the Kuantan air force base here when launching the Military Community Volunteering Day.

Also present were Pahang Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and armed forces chief Jen Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin.

Earlier, Najib arrived at the air base onboard a new army helicopter, the Eurocopter EC725.

There were also demonstrations of a hostage rescue and army warfare as well as a rendition of the Korean hit song Gangnam Style by the air force band.

The Star


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