Below is the complete news report taken from The Malaysian Insider dated August 09, 2011 for the reading of all RMAF officers and men, particularly those that have retired and had at some point in their career served at the base. I just want to know what their reaction would be upon reading this news. To me it is the most idiotic news that I have ever heard…………..another piece of military history gone in the name of development. Happy reading.
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 - The city’s Sungai Besi air base will close its doors on November 30 to make way for development under the government-owned 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB)
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) chief Tan Sri Rodzali Daud said aircraft operations would be relocated to their other facilities with only helicopter services remaining in Sungai Besi, Bernama reported.
1MDB – the master developer for Bandar Malaysia – signed the transfer of the 169.6ha in June from the federal land commissioner.
Rodzali clarified that RMAF are hoping to keep the museum and mosque located inside the land. This is being discussed along with the transfer of assets, infrastructure and facilities to their other bases in Subang, Sendayan and Kuantan.
He said it is important they prepare a command and control system at the new Subang base so that operations can be fully transferred by 2016.
The restructuring will result in Subang becoming the command and control center and relying on Sendayan for flight training and Kuantan to lodge other assets.
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