MELAKA TERUSKAN PEMBERIAN GERAN TAHUNAN RM100,000 KEPADA PBTM

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MELAKA, 17 Jun (Bernama) -- Kerajaan negeri Melaka akan meneruskan pemberian

geran tahunan berjumlah RM100,000 kepada Persatuan Bekas Tentera Malaysia (PBTM)

negeri sebagai tanda penghargaan terhadap jasa dan pengorbanan bekas anggota

tentera menjaga keselamatan negara.

Ketua Menteri Melaka Datuk Idris Haron berkata sumbangan tersebut juga

bertujuan membiayai pelbagai program serta membantu meringankan beban 10,420

anggota berdaftar persatuan itu.

"Kerajaan negeri sentiasa menghargai jasa dan pengorbanan anggota

tentera yang pernah berkhidmat mempertahankan kemerdekaan dan keamanan negara

daripada ancaman musuh sehingga ada antara mereka yang terkorban dan kehilangan

anggota badan," katanya kepada pemberita selepas menyampaikan Pingat Jasa

Malaysia (PJM) kepada 152 bekas tentera dan sumbangan rayuan Hari Pahlawan bagi

tahun 2012 di sini hari ini.

Turut hadir Ketua Pengarah Jabatan Hal Ehwal Veteran (JHEV) Angkatan Tentera

Malaysia Mejar Jeneral Datuk Zulkiflee Mazlan dan Yang Dipertua PBTM Melaka

Datuk Mohd Fazil Shafie.

Idris berkata kerajaan negeri juga akan sentiasa memastikan bekas tentera

dan keluarga mereka dibela melalui pelbagai bentuk sumbangan dan bantuan

termasuk meringankan beban mereka yang terlibat dalam kemalangan atau penyakit

kronik.

-- LAGI

IDRIS-TENTERA 2 (AKHIR) MELAKA

Sementara itu, seorang penerima PJM, Husin Mahadir, 64, berkata beliau

terharu kerana pengorbanannya selama 22 tahun berkhidmat sebagai anggota tentera

mendapat pengiktirafan.

Husin kehilangan kedua-dua kakinya setelah terkena bom ketika terlibat dalam

Operasi Gubir menentang komunis di Kedah pada 1976.

"Saya berasa sedih hingga ingin menitiskan air mata kerana jasa dan

pengorbanan saya mempertahankan agama, bangsa dan negara daripada serangan musuh

akhirnya berbalas," katanya yang bersara pada 1992.

Beliau berkata penganugerahan itu juga jelas membuktikan keprihatinan

kerajaan dalam membela nasib bekas tentera.

Pada majlis itu, Idris turut menyampaikan sumbangan rayuan Hari Pahlawan

berjumlah RM86,000 kepada 14 cawangan PBTM di Melaka.

-- BERNAMA

RSH KIA KLS RHM

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