Sultan of Kedah Urges Government Officers to Develop Field Skills for Disaster Management

PUTRAJAYA — The Sultan of Kedah, Al Aminul Karim Sultan Sallehuddin Sultan Badlishah, emphasized the necessity for government officers to acquire hands-on, practical skills to effectively respond to natural disasters in Malaysia.

According to BERNAMA News Agency, with the nation’s history of facing unforeseen natural calamities, it is imperative that officers are not only strategists but also adept at executing these strategies in the midst of disaster scenarios. His remarks were delivered during the closing ceremony of the Kedah State Administrative Officers Leadership Programme and the 2023 Executive Week Course.

Sultan Sallehuddin, who serves as the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Malay Regiment and the Royal Service Corps, pointed out that leadership programs modeled after military training are instrumental in boosting the confidence of government officials. He contended that such programs are one of the finest methods for enhancing the strategic planning and management processes within organizations.

Furthermore, Sultan Sallehuddin expressed his grief over the persistent conflict in Gaza and condemned the actions of the Zionist regime. He urged the public to remember and appreciate the sacrifices made by the nation’s ancestors in achieving independence from colonial rule.

With Malaysia’s current state of peace and independence, His Royal Highness stressed that civil servants, including those in the Kedah Civil Service (KCS) and the diplomatic corps, must be perpetually prepared to fulfill their duties.

The ceremony also saw Sultan Sallehuddin award certificates to 82 participants who completed the Executive Week Course. This program, conducted by the National Resilience College, is designed to reinforce the understanding of security matters and its critical role in promoting national stability.