UUM ONLINE: 24 January - A total of 1,070 participants from six public universities called Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) home away from home for two weeks as they underwent the Annual Public University Reserve Officer Training Unit (ROTU) Air Force Training Camp 2018.
Among the universities involved in the training exercise were Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), International Islamic University Malaysia (UIAM), University Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam. The training camp began on 22 January until 5 February would involve two phases namely the Camp and Field.
According to UUM Vice-Chancellor cum ROTU Commandant, Colonel (Honorary) Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak PSSTUDM, every member of the uniform body should emphasize good governance, effective leadership and high integrity to achieve excellence.
"Moreover, the responsibility of the military personnel would be towards their religion, race and country because when there is no integrity it will weaken the country's defence," he said when officiating the Launching Ceremony of the Annual Public University Reserve Officer Training Unit (ROTU) Air Force Training Camp 2018, at the UUM ROTU Marching Ground, this morning.
In his speech he said that the aspects of orderly and efficient governance were important in developing discipline to the highest level. Hence, the development of human capital amongst the members of the uniformed bodies must be nurtured with integrity, courage, excellence, loyalty and priority to service.
"I welcome everyone to UUM, University in the Green Forest, thanks to the Air Force Reserve Team Headquarters for having the confidence in UUM to host the Annual Public University Reserve Officer Training Unit (ROTU) Air Force Training Camp 2018," he said.
"Organizing such activities can strengthen the relationship between Universities and the Malaysian Armed Forces in general and the Royal Malaysian Air Force in particular," he said.
He also expressed his hope that with the involvement of students in uniformed bodies such as ROTU Air Force would mould them into individuals with great and high moral personality, become more prepared to take advantage of opportunities not only to advance themselves but also to contribute significantly to society.
The opening ceremony was made even livelier with exciting performances such as explosive works, coloured smoke as well as the promotion of the beauty and uniqueness of UUM with all its facilities provided such as tram, electric bicycles, ATVs, Rangcar, Buggy and Go-Kart being paraded in front of the audience.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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