The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) to Enhance Infrastructure and Equipment for 69 Commando Unit

By: Zaki Salleh

IPOH – The Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Datuk Seri Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay, was honoured with the beret of the elite 69 Commando Special Operations Force at the Sultan Nazrin Shah Parade Ground in Ulu Kinta here.

The beret presentation was officiated by the Commander of the 69 Commando, Senior Assistant Commissioner Hamzah Hashim.

This beret presentation ceremony took place in conjunction with the 54th Anniversary Celebration of the 69 Commando, held at the unit’s parade ground.

The event commenced with an inspection of the honour guard of officers and members of the 69 Commando, along with the unit’s flags.

The same occasion also marked the closing ceremony of the 69 Commando Basic Course Series 1/2023, involving 36 trainees, including two officers.

All of them completed a gruelling 19-week training program that ran from June 12 to November 4.

Ayob Khan then presented the 69 Commando beret, along with the insignia, as a symbol of recognition to all trainees who successfully joined the elite unit.

Initially, 134 individuals attended the initial screening and selection phase, but only 73 qualified to proceed with the course.

In a press conference, Ayob Khan stated that the 69 Commando is a special force that has achieved numerous successes during operations since its establishment. This includes their role in Operation Daulat, which aimed to counter the incursion by the Sulu armed forces in Sabah in 2013.

“With the completion of the new 69 Commando base, the PDRM will reintroduce infrastructure development projects, encompassing residential buildings and other social facilities.

“The PDRM is committed to ensuring that the 69 Commando unit is continually improved in terms of its membership, assets, and the necessary facilities to strengthen the role of this force,” he emphasized.

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