Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Polytechnic (PSMZA) director Mohd Pauzi Ibrahim said students who joined the territorial army would be mobilised to help flood victims as they had been trained for such voluntary work.
“They were trained to help evacuate flood victims as well as voluntary work at flood shelters.
“The volunteers also comprised students who are not territorial army personnel but we give priority to those trained for such work,” he told reporters.
Mohd Pauzi was representing JPP director-general, Datuk Mokhlis Jaafar at the opening of a Malaysian Polytechnic Territorial Army Training Camp (MaipTAAC) by Malaysian Army Second Infantry Division commander Major General Datuk Mohd Shukuri Ahmad.
It is the ninth in a series of training camps involving almost 500 territorial army personnel from 14 polytechnics nationwide held over two weeks.
“The camp will benefit the students in building their character, discipline as well as various activities involving military skills such as shooting, marching contest and conventional warfare,” he said.
Mohd Pauzi said to date, 14 of the 33 polytechnics throughout the country were involved in the territorial army with a total strength of 43 officers and 1,783 personnel of various ranks.