Maldives keen to send firemen for forensic lab training in M’sia


OFFICIAL VISIT: Ahmed Shiyam (centre) being briefed by Selangor Rescue and Fire Dept Amir Husna Nik Ali (left) during his visit at Balai Bomba Selangor. — Bernama photo

SHAH ALAM: The Maldives is keen to send its firemen for training at the forensic laboratory under the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department which functioned as a centre to investigate causes of fire.

Selangor Fire and Rescue Department deputy director Mohd Puzi Mohd Tabot said a Maldives Defence Team delegation made known such intention during its visit to the department in Bukit Jelutong here yesterday.

“During the visit, the five-member delegation headed by Defence Team chief Major-General Ahmad Shiyam was impressed with our forensic laboratory where we carried our investigation scientifically and professionally on fire occurrences,” he told reporters here yesterday.

He said the Maldives fire team was under the purview of its defence ministry.

Mohd Puzi said, in the 1990s, the Maldives had sent its firemen to undergo training at the training centre in Kuala Kubu Baharu in Hulu Selangor.

Earlier, the visitors were taken to the Shah Alam Fire and Rescue Department in Section 15 here to witness a rescue mission, observe procedures and inspect an array of equipment.

According to the delegation, Mohd Puzi said, most rescue work in that country were conducted using boats, considering the country comprised several islands. — Bernama