Port Dickson - 23 June 15. Prime Minister Dato' Seri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak attended the Breaking of Fast event at the Army Basic Training Center (PUSASDA) with 3000 personnel of the Malaysian Armed Forces. Accompanied by the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) Chief of Defence Force (CDF), YBhg General Tan Sri Dato' Seri (Dr.) Haji Zulkifeli bin Mohd Zin, the Prime Minister was received by The Negeri Sembilan State Minister, Defence Minister, Domestic Trade, Co-Operatives and Consumerism Minister, Deputy Defence Minister, MAF Service Chiefs and Senior Officers of the MAF.
The Prime Minister was given the honour to hit the beduk, a malay traditional drum, to mark the breaking of fast for the day. After the breaking of fast, all present performed the Maghrib Prayers at the Army Mosque, before dinner was served.
" A strong Army helps the public feel safe." quoted YAB the Prime Minister in his speech. YAB the Prime Minister, who had two stints as Defence Minister also mentioned ," The country's growth and development depends on the capabilities of the Armed Forces." He went on saying that it is worth it for the Government to spend more on the welfare of the MAF because the sacrifices MAF has put into is immeasureable.
YAB the Prime Minister then presented a cheque for RM500,000.00 to the Armed Forces Welfare Fund which was received by the MAF Chief of Defence Force. As a token, the MAF CDF presented a framed picture of the Prime Minister with the soldiers in one of his visit to OPS DAULAT in Sabah.