KUANTAN, Sept 26 — Chief of Defence Force Gen Tan Sri Affendi Buang today launched the National Military Strategy (SKN) 2.0 document which is the latest, continuous and practical strategy document to ensure that the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) are always on track.
Therefore, he wants all MAF members to support the paradigm shift from the previous SKN to SKN 2.0 through the learn, unlearn and relearn processes, which would guarantee the success of the force in facing any threat more effectively and efficiently.
“The publication of SKN 2.0 is to support the country’s defence aspirations by making the Defence White Paper and the National Defence Policy the main sources of reference. This document explains the strategic planning of the military that is formulated holistically and inclusively to achieve military objectives and enable these forces to gain a strategic advantage in whatever situation.
“This advantage will not only allow MAF to apply a broad range of military options but also become the basis for the national defence development towards becoming a future force to face increasingly complex and dynamic threats,” Affendi said in his speech at the 89th MAF Day Parade at Kuantan Air Base here.
Also present were Army Chief Gen Tan Sri Zamrose Mohd Zain, Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Chief Admiral Tan Sri Mohd Reza Mohd Sany and Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Chief Gen Tan Sri Mohd Asghar Khan Goriman Khan.
Meanwhile, he urged MAF personnel to always be prepared to deal with the uncertainty of the increasingly complex and dynamic regional and global geostrategic and geopolitical security landscape, which allows various new threats to emerge.
Affendi further called on the entire leadership of MAF to continue to persevere in facing the existing constraints, such as old assets and assured that he and the three chiefs are working hard to improve service quality.
On the welfare of personnel, he said the leadership would continue to ensure that this aspect is given special attention so that the morale of the personnel and their families remains at the best level.
“In the aspect of empowering the quality of life of the veterans, MAF and the Ministry of Defence will continue to collaborate to find the best approach to raise their dignity,” Affendi said.
At the ceremony, a total of 48 MAF personnel received the Pingat Kedaulatan Negara (PKN), nine people received the Sijil Kepujian Panglima Angkatan Tentera while Anugerah Kesiagaan Panglima Angkatan Tentera was presented to three people.