Special committee to probe PTD officer drowning
UPDATED @ 06:42:42 PM 18-09-2012
ALOR SETAR, Sept 18 — A special committee headed by a senior officer will be set up to investigate the drowning of an administrative and diplomatic officer (PTD) during endurance training in Pekan, Pahang, on Sunday, Chief Secretary to the Government, Datuk Seri Ali Hamsa said today.
He said the armed forces and police would also conduct their own investigations into the incident, which claimed the life of Aldy Hasni Abu Hassan, 35.
“After the investigation, we will want to look into the relevance of PTD cadet courses in the future,” he told reporters after calling on the family of Aldy Hasni in Lorong Fajar, Jalan Sultanah, here.
Ali (picture) said the government would also consider a review of the PTD cadet training module and look into the capability of the individuals participating in the course.
“They (the course participants) can opt to undergo strenuous training or light training. They will be subjected to training in accordance with their capability,” he said.
Ali said he met with more than 200 PTD officers recently and they wanted the training to continue but with greater on-site safety measures.
Earlier, Ali expressed his condolences to Aldy Hasni’s widow, Farah Fudhlana Zainuddin, 34, and her family. The couple have twin sons who are a year old
Chief of Army Gen Datuk Zulkifli Zainal Abidin and Public Service Department Deputy Director-General Datuk Farida Mohd Ali also visited the family.
In the incident on Sunday, Aldy Hasni and 243 other officers were crossing a canal near Sungai Miang in Pekan at about 2.30pm when he fell into the water.
The trainer pulled him out of the canal and applied CPR before rushing him to Pekan Hospital, but he died at about 3pm. — Bernama