Military veterans demand govt adjust pensions, give attention to amnesty matters

Deshon Kaman

By Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, Sept 18: Veteran Bangkit Sarawak demands government attention over their claim of rights as promised by certain parties.

According to its chairman Deshon Kaman, who is an armed forces veteran, they are demanding the adjustment of pensions for Malaysia Armed Force (ATM) veteran, amnesty to members dismissed under Para or case, and requesting for pension to ex-military members who quit (non-pensioned).

“Nothing is impossible because the three main claims have a basis,” he said during the ‘Re-union Veteran ATM Sarawak and Bekas Tentera Sarawak’ event held at Hero Monument in Taman Budaya here, today.

Meanwhile, Deshon said the event which is also known as ‘RU180922’ was organised by a group of veterans from ‘Veteran Bangkit Sarawak’ in an effort to claim the rights that have been promised by the parties concerned.

He also said the event is an extension of the ‘RU60622’ Veterans Rally which was held at Tugu Negara on June 6, this year.

He pointed out that almost all states have, are or will be organising events like this as long as the government is still indifferent to the demands of veterans.

“Our existence is not to fight the government, nor any party, but to claim our rights as already outlined in the Federal Constitution and also the Armed Forces Act 1972,” he added.

Mior Rosli (standing right) giving his speech during the event.

Attended by about 200 veterans and supporters, the event was also attended by Pertubuhan Suara Patriotik Rakyat Malaysia (PSPRM) president Mior Rosli Mior Jaafar. — DayakDaily