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The Army Turns 90 Today

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 March 2023 – The Malaysian Army has turned 90 years old today, 1 March 2023. The Army Day which is celebrated every year is an annual event organized with the aim of strengthening the unity of the Army and strengthening the relationship of the Army with society. The celebration aims to remember all the sacrifices of the previous Army personnel who have fought to maintain the sovereignty of the country.

In conjunction with the celebration of the 90th Army Day this year, the same theme as last year is still maintained which is “Army Family Well-Being Prioritized, National Sovereignty Guaranteed”. This theme means that the welfare and needs of the Army’s citizens become the main focus for the sake of the Army’s continued readiness in safeguarding the country’s sovereignty.

The concept of a parade ceremony full of regimental and military traditions involves all 16 corps and regiments in the Malaysian Army. The parade consisted of 58 officers and 1,426 other ranks led by Lieutenant Colonel Mohd Azamri bin Abdullah, Commanding Officer of the 12th Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment (Mechanized), accompanied by the Central Band of the Royal Malay Regiment (PP RAMD), Royal Ranger Regiment (RRD), Royal Armor Corps (KAD) and Signal Regiment Women’s Brass Band led by Major (DOM) Azizan bin Yahya.

This parade ceremony also paraded 7 colours, consisting of the flags of the Royal Malay  Regiment (RAMD), Royal Ranger Regiment (RRD), Royal Armor Corps (KAD), Royal Signals Regiment (RSD), Royal Engineers  Regiment (RAJD) ), Royal Artillery Regiment (RAD) and Royal Service Corps (KPD).

The Chief of Army (COA), General Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Zamrose bin Mohd Zain also had the opportunity to present several awards, namely the COA Readiness Award (AKPAT), the Army Innovation Management Award (APITD), the Army Bayonet Award, the Outstanding Service Award (APC) and National Sovereignty Medal (PKN).

Also present at this event were the Chief of Staff of the Malaysian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Datuk Arman Rumaizi bin Haji Ahmad, Army’s Western Field Commander, Lieutenant General Datuk Muhammad Hafizuddeain bin Jantan, Eastern Field Commander, Lieutenant General Datuk Mardzuki bin Muhammad, Former Commanders, senior officers and members of the Army around the Klang Valley.


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