RM1 mil grant for Sarawak armed forces veterans

Deputy Chief Minister Douglas Uggah Embas says Sarawak is enjoying peace because of the contributions of the ex-servicemen. (Bernama pic)

KUCHING: The Sarawak government has announced a grant of RM1 million to the state’s ex-servicemen’s association to finance its activities and commitments.

Deputy Chief Minister Douglas Uggah Embas said the grant to the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Association was in appreciation of its contribution, dedication and sacrifice to the country.

“It is due to them that we are enjoying peace which has led to our prosperity and success. You all have had to face live bullets in defending the country.

“Sarawak, in particular, will continue to remember and appreciate the sacrifice and loyalty,” he said at the association’s dinner before its 62nd annual general meeting here last night.

Unggah also presented the “Pingat Setia Sentiasa Berjuang” to 10 recipients during the function.