KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has allocated RM8 million to maintain the facilities in the schools located in the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) camps nationwide.
Senior Minister of Defence, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, the maintenance works include the basic facilities and electrical wiring. This provision will benefit 20,000 students and more than 2,000 teachers and support staff.
“This allocation is only part of the several MAF education initiatives that have and will be implemented.
Among them, MINDEF plans to extend the Teaching Studio and Learning from Home (PdPR) and 21st Century Class facilities used in Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Kementah, Kuala Lumpur to other schools in MAF camps nationwide,” Hishammuddin said.
Hishammuddin said that in a statement after he visited the SK Kementah and Malaysian Family Houses of MAF (RKMAT) in Desa Tun Hussein Onn (DTHO).
Referring the visit to RKMAT, Hishammuddin said, he had the opportunity to see several residential blocks and then followed with a briefing on the current facilities’ condition and infrastructures in RKMAT DTHO and RKMAT Jalan U-Thant.
From the visit and the briefing, Hishammuddin had announced the allocation of RM1 million that had been approved by MINDEF for the maintenance works in RKMAT DTHO and Jalan U-Thant.
Hishammuddin added the allocation will benefit 1,730 MAF personnel, 20 civilians in MINDEF at RKMAT DTHO and 270 MAF personnel and 12 civilians in MINDEF at RKMAT Jalan U-Thant.
“I have instructed the maintenance work to be implemented the soonest for the comfort of the two RKMAT. I will personally monitor the implementation from time to time,” Hishammuddin said.
According to Hishammuddin, residence is an important requirement and it is needed more by MAF personnel who have to leave their families. It is important for them to leave behind their family members staying in comfortable, safe houses and subsequently ensuring the morale and the spirit of the MAF personnel on duty are always at the most excellent level. –Malaysia World News