Bomba Sarawak honours retirees, launches EKSA

Mohammad Hamdan (left) listens at Khirudin explained EKSA corner at Bomba Sarawak headquarters.

KUCHING, July 17: Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) honoured 17 of their officers who have retired and will retire this year with a high tea reception earlier this afternoon.

To make the event more memorable, Bomba Malaysia director-general Datuk Mohammad Hamdan Wahid was personally there to join the officers who had diligently served the department for years.

“Today we come together as a fire family to celebrate the retirement of our fellow brothers. Each and everyone of you have encountered various stages of life during your service. But at the end of the day, it is for our community, providing the highest quality of service in the most effective and efficient manner we can, and it is about making sure that every single person on our team returns home safely at the end of each shift,” Mohammad Hamdan said in his speech.

From left: Henderi, Fauzi, Tiong, Khirudin, Mohammad Hamdan, Edwin and Zainal at the launch of EKSA in Bomba Sarawak headquarters.

Thanking the group on behalf of the department for their hard work and service, Mohammad Hamdan hoped that all the years of experience would remain ingrained as good memories for them.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Hamdan also launched the department’s Public Sector Conducive Ecosystem (EKSA) section at its Sarawak headquarters.


EKSA aims at creating a green, conducive ecosystem, quality, systematic and practicality at work. It is also to strengthen a safe, clean, disciplined, neat and comfortable work culture.

Among those who attended the event were Bomba director of Fire and Safety Edwin Galan Teruki, director of Development Othman Abdullah from Putrajaya, with Sarawak director Khirudin Drahman, deputy director Zainal Matasin, assistant director of operations Tiong Ling Hii, assistant director of fire and safety Mohd Fauzi Mohamat Kifli and Kuching Zone 1 fire chief Henderi Ardimansyah.—DayakDaily

Seated front row, Mohammad Hamdan (centre), Khirudin (left), Edwin (right) and other senior officers in a group photo with their colleagues who’ve retired or will retire this year.