Business community urged to support fundraisers for security forces, veterans

First Infantry Division Commander Major General Toh Choon Siang (right) presenting a souvenir to Mat Sabu while Eastern Field Command commander Lt-Gen Datuk Wira Zamrose Mohd Zain (left) looks on.

KOTA SAMARAHAN, Dec 3: Defense Minister Mohamad Sabu (Mat Sabu) is urging the business community to play their part in supporting the security forces in the country especially the army by contributing to the various funds set up by the army.

The funds include Tabung Pahlawan and Tabung Veteran, which, he said, would greatly help the defense forces of the country, including the veterans who have put their lives on the line to defend Malaysians.

“I encourage the business community as well as civilians to organise fundraising activities to help our defense forces because without them (defense forces), we would not be where we are today.

“Of course those who are successful in business were so because of their sheer hard work, but I would like to remind them that no matter how good you are in business or how hard you work, if security in the country is breached, you would not be able to run your businesses,” he said during a working visit to the Muara Tuang Army Camp here this afternoon.

Mat Sabu (seated) signing the guest book at the Muara Tuang Army Camp as Eastern Field Command commander Lt-Gen Datuk Wira Zamrose Mohd Zain(left) and First Infantry Division Commander Major General Toh Choon Siang (third left) look on.

Mat Sabu also highlighted the success of the country’s security forces who had been working in the Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM) zone.


He said the security forces there managed to restore security, and because of that businesses in those areas have begun to boom again.

“Tourists started coming to the area especially the islands there (in Sabah). These islands are known for their pristine diving spots.

“With the inflow of tourists, and hotels, restaurants and other businesses relying on tourism starting to improve again, and (it became) business as usual.

“Therefore, why shouldn’t these businesses give back to the security forces who have manage to restore peace and order?” he said. — DayakDaily