KUALA LUMPUR, March 8 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today called on all members of parliament (MP) to buy uniform for Volunteer Department (RELA) members in their respective constituencies.
The deputy prime minister said the government had allocated RM154 million for the buying of uniform for RELA members but it was still not enough.
“There are 3.24 million RELA members and this is a large number. I urge the members of parliament to help the government by making some contribution.
“By doing so, the RELA members in their constituencies will be more motivated,” he said at a ceremony to pin RELA ranks (honorary) on Barisan Nasional MPs here, today.
Some 122 BN MPs received the RELA honorary ranks in recognition of their role and in the spirit of volunteerism and determination to serve the people.
Among the MPs who received the rankS were Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid (Kuala Kangsar), Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin (Masjid Tanah), Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching (Tawau), Datuk Koh Nai Kwong (Alor Gajah) and Datuk Henry Sum Agong (Lawas).
Ahmad Zahid, who is also home minister, hopes all the recipients will work with the government in raising the confidence and expectations of the people.