PETALING JAYA: The Veterans' Association of the Malaysian Armed Forces welcomes the appointment of newly minted Defence Minister, Mohamad Sabu.
"On behalf of the Armed Forces Veteran Association, we welcome the new Defence Minister YB Tuan Hj Mohamad Sabu.
We believed YB will be equally passionate to uplift the well being and welfare of all veterans," said association president Admiral (Rtd) Tan Sri Mohd Anwar Mohd Nor when contacted by The Star today.
He also urged the new minister to appoint members to the National Veteran Council as soon as possible.
"Since it was gazetted, not a single meeting was called.
"There are urgent, pressing issues with regards to the welfare of veterans (which had been) submitted to the Veterans Affairs Department (JHEV) of the Ministry of Defence which had not been seriously addressed.
"We request the new Minister of Defence to also consider that more veterans play a pivotal role in looking after the affairs of veterans," he said.
In related news, the official Royal Malaysia Police Facebook page also congratulated the new Home Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
"May the Home Ministry continue to thrive under your leadership," said the page.