Johor Sultan tells Malaysian Special Forces to keep regiment's good name


MERSING - The Special Forces Regiment members should not be involved in any political parties to uphold the good name of the regiment, said Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.

He also urged them not to blindly accept nformation spread in cyberspace.

Sultan Ibrahim added that military leaders and honorary officers should not wear military decorations such as badges and wings all the time, as they were meant to be only worn during special occasions.

"If one really wants to wear the wing badge all the time, I suggest they make the jump first.

"At least the wing pinned on the chest really has value and is not just a decoration to complete the uniform," he said at the 50th anniversary parade of the Special Forces Regiment at the Iskandar Camp here yesterday.

Sultan Ibrahim hoped the De­­fence Ministry would give more attention to the needs of the regiment, considering it was a frontline force in combating incidents affecting the country's peace and sove­reignty.

He stressed that his presence as Colonel Commandant of the regiment was not just as a figurehead but to ensure the regiment's conti­nued progress.

He was also disappointed that several programmes to develop the regiment with new facilities had yet to be implemented.

On another issue, Sultan Ibrahim called on the Government to quickly resolve the issues plaguing the nation, including the sliding ringgit.

He said that as a Ruler, he was responsible for making sure the rakyat continued to have a progressive and prosperous nation.