34 soldiers make it to Records Book
Posted on June 24, 2012, Sunday
KOTA KINABALU: Thirty-four personnel from the Lok Kawi Fifth Brigade Army Camp here had their names etched in the Malaysia Book of Records after they successfully hoisted the Jalur Gemilang on top of Mount Kinabalu.
Fifth Brigade commander, Brigadier General Datuk Abdul Halim Jalal said that the implementation of the special project was successful due to the cooperation between the Brigade and the State Government.
The objective of the effort was to inculcate the spirit of patriotism among army personnel as well as citizens of this country, he said.
He added that more of such effort will be undertaken by the camp here in the future.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Yahya Hussin yesterday participated in the ‘Jom Sihat’ programme along with members of the Malaysian Infantry Fifth Brigade.
The event was organized in conjunction with the brigade’s 48th anniversary yesterday at the army camp near here.
Yahya, who was accompanied by his wife, Datin Jouyah Mohd Yunin, took part in an aerobic routine which lasted one hour with members of the brigade before viewing the several health related exhibits being showcased at the same venue.
During the event, Yahya also presented a contribution to the Army Welfare Organisation (BAKAT) aimed at assisting BAKAT to continue with its effort to take care of the welfare of families and children of its members.