KUALA LUMPUR, 15 Feb – The Malaysian Chief of Defence Force , YBhg Gen Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr.) Hj Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin attended the Defence Minister's Annual Speech for year 2016. The Defence Minister delivered his year 2016 initatives to the the officers and staffs of Mindef. The initiatives were also transmitted to the various HQs and units over the country via video conferencing.
The Defence Minister spoke of the 5 main pillars of the ministry and kicked off with the main focus on the welfare. The MAF band (grade) structure for rank-and file personnel will be upgraded and 70% or the men will be receiving the benifit in terms of salary increment. Other aspects of welfare that is already in the pipe line includes providing bus facilities instead of the usual military trucks for the school going children of the MAF personnel nation wide. The other 4 pillars that will be given attention are preparedness, national security, military diplomacy and National Service Training Programme Transformation.
The Deputy Defence Minister, Secretary General, Service Chiefs, senior officers and personnel from both the MAF and Mindef packed Dewan Perkasa, MAF Officers' Mess to listen the initiatives delivered.