PUTRAJAYA, June 1, 2020 - The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) today celebrated its 62nd anniversary in the new normal way via social media platform, said Senior Minister of Defence, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said this was due to the enforcement of the conditional movement control order (CMCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19.

“There were no more parades or large gatherings, just a small-scale celebration (not in terms of gathering) but using the electronic media.

As such, Ismail Sabri, who is also the Defence Minister, said RMAF personnel had to comply with the new normal when it came to celebrating the air force’s anniversary. 
Ismail Sabri said that RMAF had become a well-respected air force in the region.

“With this year’s theme of ‘Berupaya Bersiaga, Kedaulatan Terjaga’, it will surely boost the morale of RMAF personnel to continue to ensure that they are always prepared and the country’s sovereignty is maintained.

“I hope RMAF personnel will continue to be committed, prepared and excel in carrying out the duties entrusted to them,” he said.