20 April 2008

Proud moment for maritime agency


KUANTAN: The first batch of 72 enforcement officers, including eight women passed out at the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency's temporary training centre yesterday.

Before this, the agency had absorbed 1,366 navy officers on direct appointments and took in another 119 under selective appointments from the Customs, Fisheries, Marine departments and the police.

It also recruited 72 officers and 762 personnel on contract and in temporary exchange programmes, while 103 were on loan from other enforcement agencies.

"This is a very important moment as the agency has proven that it can produce its own officers," said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Hasan Malek after the passing out parade of the new officers.

Also present were deputy director-general MMEA Rear-Admiral Datuk Noor Aziz Yunan and state police chief Datuk Ayob Mohamed.

Hasan later presented the overall best trainee award to Lieutenant Rizeki Roslidi. Lieutenant Mohd Faizul Mohamad Shayuti received the best in academic award and Lieutenant Mohamad Faizal Marzuki, the best in parade award.

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