National Service For Malaysians

When the Defence Minister and Senior Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob brought this up in Parliament in response to Ahmad Mazlan’s suggestion that the National Service{NS} be revived we could not agree more.

Of course there will be various opinions,debates by net citizens and the public at large which could be both pro and cons but ultimately what is good for the Nation as a whole should be Continued.

Just browsing through some of our neighbours National Service Programmes in Singapore and in Korea where it has been successful it is high time we as Malaysians put all our negativity of this NS programme aside and build on one which will do more harm than good for the Nation of Malaysia as a whole.

The downside would be FUNDING where it would costs the taxpayers extra’s but they for sure would not mind if the country remains stable and knowing that the young ones who have joined this Programme are there for them when there is a need for the country to be protected.

We know also through various sources what the programme is and extracted here is just a short brief:-

“In some nations, military service is voluntary. Citizens opt to sign up to join the military as their career. In other nations, there is a conscription system. This is also known as a draft. A draft is where a group of people (such as men over the age of 18) must sign up for military service but will not report for duty unless they are called to serve. Other nations have mandatory military service, where all citizens or a select group must sign up to serve their country. Some nations have a combination of these systems.”

Malaysia needs its youth to be patriotic and to serve the nation and what better way than to ensure that the Nation is in Good Hands where all Malaysians will understand and know the simple basics of living together in harmony and working together as one.

The National Service to us has more PLUSSES than Negativity.

We Support the call for the cabinet to seriously consider this and reorganise it to make this Programme appreciated by all Malaysians.

{Extracted from an online portal with thanks}

The government is planning to re-establish the National Service Training Programme (PLKN), which was abolished during the Pakatan Harapan administration in 2018.

Defence Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this was because the programme had boosted the patriotic spirit among the teenagers who participated in it after leaving school.

“The PLKN was abolished in 2018, but based on the positive impact effect in the development of patriotism in the youths who have participated in this programme, the ministry will recommend to the cabinet to implement this project again.

“We will prepare a cabinet memorandum paper (on this issue) to be submitted to the cabinet,” Ismail Sabri said during the closing session of the debate for the Budget 2021 in the Dewan Rakyat today.

He said this in response to Ahmad Maslan’s (BN-Pontian) suggestion that the National Service programme be revived.

During the Harapan administration, both the National Service programme and the National Civics Bureau (Biro Tata Negara) were abolished.

The National Service programme received heavy criticism after a number of trainees died while undergoing the service.

In 2007, the family of a trainee Mohamad Rafi Ameer filed an RM10 million negligence suit, following the death of the 18-year-old after allegedly eating contaminated food at a training camp in Kemaman, Terengganu.

In March 2012, another 18-year-old trainee, R Vinoth, died after having fever for three days. According to the post-mortem, Vinoth had succumbed to leptospirosis, or commonly known as the “rat urine” disease.

In June 2009, Abdul Malik Ishak, 18, was found dead on his bed at Kem Guar Chenderai, Padang Besar, Perlis. He had no medical condition as shown on his health declaration form.

Dozens of others were also believed to have lost their lives while serving under the programme.