SEREMBAN, Oct 6 -- The Negeri Sembilan state government has welcomed efforts by the state’s Malaysian Armed Forces Veterans Association (PVATM) to create a 'veterans’ village' in Tampin, near here.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun said the government would also provide necessary assistance to the association to realise the goal.
"The development (of the veterans village) will not only be able to provide greater comfort to veterans and their children, but it will also ensure that the association can continue to remain independent," he told a press conference here after the 66th Negeri Sembilan PVATM annual delegates conference here, today.
Meanwhile, Negeri Sembilan PVATM president Maj (R) Datuk Sazali Ismail said the association’s 40-acre land in Tampin would be developed into a veterans’ village where the target group could own homes at below-market rates.
"For veterans who do not have a family and live on their own, we will place them in this village as part of a foster family," he added.
Earlier, during the ceremony, Aminuddin announced an RM150,000 contribution to the association in which he also presented to his father, Harun Selamat, the ‘Pingat Setia Sentiasa Berjuang’ medal award.