MUKAH: Sarawak will be the first in Malaysia to set up a Civil Defence Force (APM) training centre.
Sarawak APM director Abdul Rahim Wahab said the centre in Demak here would start recruiting trainers next year.
“We already have a training centre but previously we only depended on the current financial allocation.
“This matter has been brought to the centre where appropriate allocation and staffing is no longer an obstacle,” he said at the inauguration of the Dalat District APM at the Oya Community Hall last Sunday (Nov 13).
He said it started with an introductory course that would take three weeks to a year covering 33 series of courses in total.
After that, he said APM members in each area would continue training with their own prospects in their respective areas.
“The objective of the programme is to establish an APM team consisting of the involvement and volunteering of the local community itself.
“The only thing that needs to be provided is knowledge and logistical equipment to help them carry out their duties in their respective areas.”
Also present were caretaker federal Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Sabah and Sarawak Affairs) Datuk Hanifah Hajar Taib and Dalat OCPD DSP Saga Chunggat.
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