KUALA LUMPUR – The Royal Medical Corps (KKD) will be in the front line of the Pure Soul (Jiwa Murni) Programme organised by the Malaysian Army whenever assistance is needed by the people in the remote and deserted areas.
Chairman of the Royal Medical Corps, Lieutenant General Datuk Dr Abdul Razak Md. Yusoff said the Malaysian Army consists of four infantry divisions and each division will at least make 20 outings every month to the places in need of help.
“We have given our services in the aborigines’ settlements such as Kampung Pos Piah in Sungai Siput and Pos Kemar in Gerik, Perak. In these two villages, we helped the aborigines to get clean water supply.
“The KKD had also helped the people of Kampung Pasir Salam, Johor, which is also an aborigine’s settlement, to get fresh, clean water supply and electricity,” he said at a press conference in conjunction with KKD Golden Jubilee Celebration at Dataran Panglima Tentera Darat, Kem Perdana Sungai Besi here recently.
He added, KKD is a non-profit body which upholds national interest and not for political or individual interest.
Talking about their involvement in national projects, he said KKD had been involved among others in Formula One event and Tour de Langkawi.
“Whatever we do is of national interest and we abide by the Malaysian Armed Forces’ mission that is to protect the sovereignty of the nation and always be prepared and ready to take the responsibility given to us,” Dr. Abdul Razak added.
Dr. Abdul Razak also mentioned that KKD is also involved in giving medical aid and assistance to participants of the Sultan Ahmad Shah, International Eco-Challenge 2017 in Tioman, Pahang.
According to him, the involvement of KKD in any programme has to go through a tight selection process done by the highest authority in Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM).
Nevertheless, he said, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised the contributions of KKD over 50 years, since its establishment. At the same time, KKD has linkage with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
“We have been giving medical assistance abroad such as Congo crisis in 1966, Bosnia-Herzegovina War; Somalia; Eritrean-Ethiopian War; Pol Pot’s regime in Kampuchean border war; Afghanistan’s refugees in Chaman, Pakistan; earthquake in Nepal; tsunami in Acheh and many more disasters in Indonesia and the Philippines,” he said.
-Malaysia World News