Defence Responsibility Of All Malaysian – Zahid
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 – The national defence policy has been formulated to make safe-guarding the country the responsibility of all
Malaysians, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said today.
And being responsible, he people must be ready to face any threat against the country, he told reporters after launching the policy.
He said the formulation of the policy, also aimed at fostering a Malaysian society that is caring and patriotic, began when Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak was Defence Minister.
He added that the policy stressed that the people should not regard the defence of the country to be solely the responsibility of the armed forces.
“The people must have a high level of readiness because the nation can be under threat at any time. We know that the surprise element is often used in breaching the defence of a country,” he said.
Zahid said the modernisation of the armed forces and the upgrading of their capacity will continue in line with the policy.