I read with a deep sense of sadness that an ex-serviceman Adam Salam, 83 (Regimental No: 4043) of the then Malay Regiment is suffering from acute stomach ulcer, and is desperately in need of financial and medical assistance. He now resides with his son Zamri Adam ,53 at Taman Bandar Tinggi, Jelebu, Negeri Sembilan. The appeal appeared in a Malay tabloid Sinar Harian online dated October 3, 2009.
4043 Adam Salam recalls that he joined the Malay Regiment in 1948, and left in 1960 after having served the regiment for 12 years. He was later recalled to join the Territorial Army in 1965 or thereabout, and retired in 1973. While serving the Territorial Army, 4043 Adam Salam served as a drill instructor at various units across the country.
I do not know whether the Ex-Servicemen Association or the Veteran Affairs Department is fully aware of this case, and if they don't, I would like to appeal that something ought to be done to address the plight of the aforesaid ex-serviceman.
I have little faith in the Ex-Serviceman Association though, but if the Association wants to be seen as the 'saviour' of the ex-servicemen, this will be a good opportunity for them to do their bit to help an ailing ex-servicemen, regardless of whether he is a member of the Association or otherwise.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION