KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) like any other government bodies have undergone several transformation processes to adapt with the current complex situation and new challenges in the country.
MAF Chief, General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor said, under the transformation programme, MAF is not only required to carry out its core functions to defend the sovereignty of the country but also to be prepared to perform secondary functions in line with the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS).
“The challenges faced by MAF now are obviously different from years ago and it comes in different forms,” said Raja Mohamed Affandi at a press conference in conjunction with MAF 84th Anniversary on 16th September which is also the Malaysia Day.
In this respect he said, MAF is shifting its programmes to 19th September with the Royal Pennant Parade at Dataran Pahlawan, Putrajaya and MAF Parade at Perdana Camp, Sungai Besi, Kuala Lumpur on 25th September.
Raja Mohamed Affandi said, the MAF was on its preparedness stage throughout the SEA Games 2017 last August even though it was not the core function of the Forces.
He also added, the MAF is almost everywhere with the police teams especially in times of disaster to ensure the safety of the people is secured. The Armed Forces are also on guide at recovery centres.
The MAF Chief said, their preparedness to face consequences and possibilities in the country is always at the highest level.
“Even with certain financial constraints, MAF manages to maintain its training and management programmes,” he reiterated.
Relating to the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) he said, MAF will develop according to the parameters in line with the people’s aspirations in 30 years time.
“In 30 years time, the military assets like the ships, aircrafts and weaponry systems will considerably be upgraded or changed.
“Obviously the MAF personnel are our valuable assets. However in future we should look at the values of our new generation and combined it with the old ones,” he reiterated.
In conjunction with the 84th anniversary of MAF, Raja Mohamed Affandi said, all military personnels have their own potentials and capabilities to perform their duties at the level best.-Malaysia World News