Armed Forces Day, coincidentally falls on the same day as Malaysia Day – on September 16. This year’s celebration was held on Saturday, September 21 at the Banquet Hall of the State Secretariat Building. The occasion was graced by the Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Zambry Abd Kadir, State Secretary Dato’ Abdul Puhat Mat Nayan and Fleet Operation Commander Vice Admiral Dato’ Abdul Hadi Abdul Rashid.
In his welcoming speech, heralding the auspicious day, Zambry paid tribute to the gallant men who were killed during the Lahad Datu terrorist incursion early this year. “These men had not died in vain. Their ultimate sacrifice for King and Country will be remembered,” he said.
Zamry also touched on the current joint operations by the Police and the Army to combat crime on the streets. “Such operations are being conducted in almost all states in the country. Hotspots in Bercham and Tanjung Rambutan, where street crimes are prevalent, joint patrolling has resulted in a reduction in criminal activities. “This will continue as it is beneficial to the people,” he added.
The evening cocktail function was attended by officers from the three services namely Army, Navy and Air Force. A number of senior police officers were also seen in the crowd.