PINGAT JASA MALAYSIA (PJM) JOHOR
Muar, November 25, 2018 - Minister of Defence, YB Mohamad bin Sabu, presented the Pingat Jasa Malaysia (PJM) Award to the Johor State Level Army Veteran at the SBJ Hall, Batu 3, Bakri Muar, Johor.
Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said the aim of the medal was to appreciate and approach military veterans and widows who had contributed much to the country."The ministry through the Department of Veterans Affairs always cares for the welfare of former military personnel by giving various aid including in terms of health assistance, children’s schooling and others'.
Mohamad said there were about 300,000 pensioners and non-pensionable veterans nationwide and some of them who were living far in the rural areas had no information on the aid they were entitled to. At the event, Mohamad also presented the Icon Award to 10 veteran entrepreneurs who received the Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Entrepreneur Micro Financing Scheme.