KING CONFERRED PASKAL’S PURPLE BERET
He was awarded for contribution to Royal Malaysian Navy’s development
YANG di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V was conferred the Honorary Purple Beret and Trimedia badge in conjunction with his visit to the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Special Forces (Paskal) base here yesterday.
He was presented with the beret and an honorary certificate by Armed Forces chief General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor and navy chief Admiral Datuk Seri Ahmad Kamarulzaman Ahmad Badaruddin, respectively, during a ceremony on board KD Lekiu.
Paskal commander First Admiral Datuk Jamalludin Mohd Saman presented the badge.
The Purple Beret was handed by Captain Anuar Alias, who was part of the peacekeeping mission in Angola in the 1990s.
Anuar, who took part in a tactical demonstration at the base earlier, arrived in a rigid-hulled inflatable boat to hand over the beret.
Sultan Muhammad V is the 11th honorary recipient of the Purple Beret awarded to rulers and government leaders for their contribution to the development of Paskal and the RMN.
The badge symbolises Paskal’s airborne, jungle warfare and maritime capabilities.
During the two-day visit, which kicked off on Sunday, Sultan Muhammad V also graced a shooting competition for navy personnel and attended a lunch with RMN staff.
Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V (centre) with Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) Special Forces (Paskal) personnel at the RMN base in Lumut yesterday.