Royal Malaysian Air Force to Tighten Weapons Handling Following Kota Samarahan Shooting, Deputy Minister Says | Malaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR, October 6 – The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) will improve and tighten standard operating procedures (SOPs) for handling and handling weapons following the incident of four RMAF members killed in a gun battle in their camp in Kota Samarahan, Kuching, Sarawak on August 13th.

Deputy Defense Minister Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz said this was among the elements investigated and investigated by the commission of inquiry set up by RMAF to prevent such an incident from happening again.

He said the incident was an isolated case because during training in the management and handling of weapons, these weapons could not be arbitrarily removed or used.

“What happened (shooting incident) was unexpected and regrettable. God willing, the head of RMAF (General Tan Sri Ackbal Abdul Samad) will release the council’s investigation report.”

He said this in response to a follow-up question from Rubiah Wang (GPS-Kota Samarahan) on measures taken by the Defense Ministry to prevent such an incident from happening again.

Ikmal Hisham said the ministry is also providing psychological and counseling services to all RMAF staff in line with their need to tackle the mental health issue that could affect their preparedness.

“The incident was certainly traumatic for the staff of the RMAF (at the camp) and the families of those involved.

“The psychology and counseling team sent by the RMAF has helped them regain their composure as periodic monitoring continues,” he said earlier to Rubiah’s initial question about efforts to ensure a good mental health of officers and members of the RMAF. Bernama


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