The Malaysian Civil Defence Force needs sufficient assets to cope with disasters, minister says

File photo of  Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof in Shah Alam March 3, 2019. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim
File photo of Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof in Shah Alam March 3, 2019. — Picture by Mukhriz Hazim

ALOR SETAR, July 11 — The Malaysian Civil Defence Force needs sufficient assets to cope with any possible disaster, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Special Functions), Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said.

He said it was important to be fully-equipped as this would ensure that the Force’s preparedness and response is always at optimal level.

“We are examining all these assets such as the use of (assets) in the airspace ... so far there is only an ambulance for emergency assistance,” he told reporters after a meeting with Kedah Defence Force staff at Anak Bukit near here, today.

In his speech, he called on the Malaysian Civil Defence Force personnel t  be better prepared to ensure efficient service in rendering aid during disasters, adding that he was proud of the achievements and capabilities shown by the Force’s officers and members.

Also present were Deputy Minister Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid and APM chief commissioner Datuk Roslan Wahab. — Bernama

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