KOTA BELUD: The national camp for the cadet corps is an effort towards achieving the objectives of the 1Malaysia concept, Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said Monday.
He said the camp had gathered 555 cadets of various racial, cultural and religious backgrounds from throughout the country.
“This programme moulds the cadets to be disciplined and responsible citizens. The participants have been made to understand the meaning of unity, the importance of mutual respect among the races, love for the country and willingness to defend the nation’s sovereignty,” he said in his speech at the close of the camp at Paradise Camp, here.
The text of his speech was read out by Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Yahya Hussin.
Musa said the camp, organised jointly by the Education Ministry and the Defence Ministry, also served as the premise to mould youngsters to be physically, mentally and spiritually resilient to face challenges.
The national camp, held annually over the last 13 years, was hosted by Sabah for the first time.