Selangor Journal

MAF asset development, RKAT project will strengthen national defence ecosystem

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has expressed hope the development of the Malaysian Armed Forces’ (MAF) assets, as well as the Armed Forces Family Housing (RKAT) project, would catalyse the strengthening of the national defence ecosystem.

This is also in line with the government’s goal of ensuring the welfare of military personnel under Malaysia Madani, which will benefit the military personnel and their families and the communities around military camps.

The development of MAF assets will involve the relocation of the Royal Military Police Corps Training Centre (Pulapot) and the headquarters of the Army Red Warrior Acrobatic Team (ARW) to a new, modern, and comfortable complex in the Si Rusa district of Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.

“The new complex, along with the diversity of facilities to be made available, will certainly help defence forces personnel, including military veterans and civilian employees at the Ministry of Defence, to own comfortable homes in Kuala Lumpur at prices below the market rate,” he said in a Facebook post today.

Earlier, Anwar witnessed the signing ceremony of the Relocation and Redevelopment Agreement for Pulapot, ARW, and the 12th Company of the Royal Military Police Corps, along with the “one military personnel, one house” (SASaR) housing project at Perdana Putra, Putrajaya.

The agreement was inked by the Ministry of Defence (Mindef), Syarikat Tanah dan Harta Sdn Bhd, Federal Land Commissioner, dan Platinum Victory Development Sdn Bhd.

Also present at the signing ceremony were Defence Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan and Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali.

The new complex in Port Dickson will also include the headquarters office, Wisma Perwira, Wisma Bintara, a multipurpose hall, training facility, accommodation facility, marching field, shooting range, and other facilities that will benefit Pulapot and ARW.

It is part of the MAF asset redevelopment plan, including Pulapot, ARW and RKAT, as well as other facilities currently located in Genting Klang, Kuala Lumpur.

— Bernama

(back row, from left to right) Defence Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, and Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Mohd Zuki Ali witness the agreement signing to relocate and redevelop the Pulapot and ARW headquarters, at Perdana Putra in Putrajaya, on October 27, 2023. — Picture via FACEBOOK/ANWAR IBRAHIM

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