Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir (firstname.lastname@example.org)
SINTOK– The Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah, has called on the younger generation to embrace knowledge and discipline as the guiding principles in order to prepare themselves to take on the responsibilities of governing and leading the country in the future.
According to His Royal Highness (HRH), knowledge and discipline are crucial qualities for cultivating effective and successful leaders and rulers.
“Acquiring knowledge can be achieved through various means such as reading, gaining experience, listening, observing and other methods. It is important to approach these methods with sincerity, determination and a willingness to dedicate time,” said HRH.
His address was delivered by HRH Tengku Sarafudin Badlishah Ibni Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin, the Raja Muda of Kedah, in conjunction with the 41st Reserve Officer Training Unit (ROTU) Cadet Officer Royal Commissioning Ceremony held at the ROTU Parade Ground, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), yesterday morning.
HRH the Sultan of Kedah encouraged all ROTU cadet officers to cultivate a mindset of continuous learning and knowledge acquisition in all fields. These two aspects are crucial in order to progress and remain competitive, produce personal excellence and generate significant positive outcomes for the organisation. Ultimately, this approach will contribute to the development of a future generation that is knowledgeable and virtuous.
Surely, with the knowledge and skills acquired during the three-year training programme, cadet officers are equipped to successfully navigate the challenges encountered in their respective future careers.
Furthermore, HRH expressed his sincere hope that all the commissioned cadet officers will be able to make valuable contributions in the field of defence and maintain their active involvement in volunteer armed forces services across the nation.
In conjunction with the 41st ROTU Cadet Officer Royal Commissioning Ceremony, a total of 1488 ROTU cadet officers from 20 public universities (PU) were awarded certificates of commissioning as junior officers in the Territorial Army Regiment (RAW) at the Mu’adzam Shah Hall yesterday morning.
Earlier, HRH Tengku Sarafudin Badlishah Ibni Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin, the Raja Muda of Kedah, was warmly welcomed by the Chief of Army, General Tan Sri Datuk Seri Mohammad Ab Rahman, the Chiefs of the three branches of the Malaysia Armed Forces and Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) Vice-Chancellor, Colonel (Honorary) Prof. Dr Mohd Foad Sakdan at the ROTU Parade Ground for the Parade Ceremony.
The parade ceremony was led by Senior Junior Officer (SCO) Mr. Muhammad Irfan Mohamad from Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM) ROTU.
Alongside the parade, a ceremony was held to present the Honorary Sword Awards to the 37 Best Cadet Officers from each of the three branches of the armed forces services.
At the conclusion of the parade ceremony, HRH Tengku Sarafudin Badlishah Ibni Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin, the Raja Muda of Kedah, consented to present certificates of credence to the junior officers. This included 861 junior officers in the Territorial Army Regiment (RAW), 287 junior officers in the Royal Malaysian Navy Voluntary Reserve Officer Training Unit (PSSTLDM) and 340 junior officers in the Royal Malaysian Air Force Voluntary Reserve Officer Training Unit (PSSTUDM).
The ceremony took place at the Mu’adzam Shah Hall, followed by the recitation of the Officers’ Pledge of Allegiance.
The 41st Public University ROTU Cadet Officer Royal Commissioning Ceremony is an annual event organised by public universities across Malaysia on a rotational basis.