KUALA LUMPUR: The National Veterans Council will be restructured to better oversee the welfare of veterans, says Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.
The Defence Minister said efforts for the restructuring would also see the inclusion of third-party stakeholders into the council to ensure the decisions made would bring a lasting impact on veterans nationwide.
“This is important when you take into account the number of veterans and veterans associations all across the country,” he said at a press conference here on Thursday (Sept 29).
He said that he was also closely working with the Housing and Local Government Ministry to study ways to include housing benefits for veterans, adding that he was also working hand-in-hand with the Health Ministry.
Separately, Hishamuddin also announced Major General Zambery@Jefry Haji Darus as the new Armed Forces Veterans Affairs Department (JHEV) director-general.
“May he carry out his responsibilities with the best ability, while also understanding the plight of our veterans,” he said.