Agong urges air force officers to be technology savvy
ALOR SETAR, June 30 — Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah today advised Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) officers to master modern technology to be on par with their counterparts from the world’s major powers.
He said mastering modern technology was also in line with the Air Force Next Generation (AF-NG) transformation initiative introduced by the RMAF in 2010.
Tuanku Abdul Halim (picture) said the RMAF was on track to becoming a dominant air force and one of the few to pioneer modern and state-of-the-art technology.
“To support this aspiration, RMAF officers need to equip themselves with the latest knowledge and skills in various fields to be able to stand equally tall with the air force officers of the major powers,” he said at the presentation of certificates to 34 cadet officers at the Air Force College in Kepala Batas near here.
The batch is the 15th and last in a joint programme between the college and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia initiated in 1998. Beginning next year, the intake of RMAF officers will be conducted at the National Defence University of Malaysia (UPNM).
The batch also created history when 21 of the trainees were named on the Dean’s List and four obtained first class diplomas. All 34 trainees obtained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and above.
Also present at the event were Kedah Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak, Chief of Defence Forces General Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin and Chief of the Air Force Tan Sri Rodzali Daud. — Bernama