DENGKIL, 22 Nov - The joint excercise between the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) and the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), code name AMAN YOUYI 3/2016, kicked off today, at the Paya Indah Wetlands, Dengkil, Selangor. The Malaysian Chief of Defence Force (CDF), Gen. Tan Sri Dato' Sri (Dr.) Haji Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin, officiated the joint exercise with the presence of his counterpart, General Fang Fenghui, the Chief of Joint Staff PLA and HE Dr. Huang Huikang, the Ambassador of China to Malaysia.
AMAN YOUYI 3/2016 is the continuation from the previous Ex-Peace and Friendship held in 2015 and focusses on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR). Besides Staff Exerciese (STAFFEX), the MAF demonstrated Jungle Survival, Combat Tracking and Unarmed Combat whilst the PLA displayed Close Quarter Shooting as well as Unarmed Combat.
The joint execrcise was also to strengthened the committment between the two countries in exercising a better joint interoperability capability in HADR operations and to develop a joint Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) involving joint operations between Malaysia-China.
"Sharing and exchanging information and expertise in HADR will benefit both nations towards humanitarian." said the Malaysian CDF.
A total of 410 participants (215 from MAF and 195 from PLA) were involved in the joint exercise with 10 observers from the Royal Thai Armed Forces, headed by Major General Thitichai Tiantong, Director of Joint and Combined Exercise Planning Office RTAF.