PUTRAJAYA: “In conjunction with the Warriors’ Day Celebration, I urge the people to be united, burn the spirit of patriotism and instil strong and high warriors’ spirit to build the nation and defend the sovereignty of Malaysia,” said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
He added, we have to continuously work hard to move the country forward and exceed the normal achievements or “we must always raise the bar high and continue to keep the bar high for Malaysia and be positioned as amongst the 20 best developed countries in the world.”
Najib said, the government’s effort together with Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) and Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) in securing the peacefulness of the country have made all planned initiatives being implemented with success.
“All the efforts, good deeds and sacrifices you have contributed to the nation will always be appreciated and become an exemplary to the people especially the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) generation,” he said at the National Heroes Square here on Monday morning.
Najib spoke in front of eight contingents including 12 officers and 360 armed forces’ personnel of various ranks, two RMP contingents including one veteran and four MAF contingents.
Meanwhile the four MAF contingents include eight officers, 240 of various ranks from Malaysian Army, Royal Malaysian Navy, Royal Malaysian Air Force and MAF Veterans.
Also present were Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Minister of Defence, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, Datin Seri Tengku Marsilla Tengku Abdullah, Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr. Ali Hamsa, Chief of MAF, General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor, Inspector General of Police, Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun, senior MAF officers and civil servants of Ministry of Defence and the veterans.
The Warriors’ Day is officially celebrated on 31st July every year.
Since 1968 the celebration was traditionally held with the collaboration of RMP and MAF at National Monument, then at Merdeka Square and now at the National Warriors’ Square in Putrajaya.
Meanwhile the Peaceful Global Indexs 2017 reported that Malaysia maintains its position as the third most peaceful country in Asia and number 29 from 163 countries in the world.
According to The World Happiness Report 2017, Malaysia places itself as the second country with the happiest people in Asia and stands at number 42 out of 155 countries in the world. Malaysia is also well-known as the prime global player in the world according to the Global Competency Report 2017/2018 issued by the World Economic Forum and subsequently puts Malaysia on the 23rd position for the competitive economy in the world.
Relating to Malaysia’s success in various fields including the economy, Najib said, the RMP and MAF are important assets with big contributions to the peacefulness and the security of the nation.
Amongst the contributions were fighting against the communists, 13th May 1969 tragedy, emergency incidents, Al-Ma’unah militant group attacks, pirates’ attacks and terrorists aggressions and extremisms from militant group IS, Daesh and al-Qaeda which are asymmetrical in nature.
However, the invasion of enemies in Lahad Datu Sabah in early 2013 has killed 10 military personnel.
“With the spirit of the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS) especially on the security of the country, there are close collaboration between RMP and MAF especially using the training centres together.
“The collaboration includes patrolling together in “Ops Ledak” at tourist attractions areas around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor and recruiting former armed forces’ personnel to work with RPM.
“Some are also involved in various aid and rescue missions and become the peace keeping soldiers in several countries around the world,” Najib said.- Malaysia World News