The Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) wants to see more recruits comprising various races in the force.

Armed Forces chief Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor says ATM is targeting an increase by 10% annually.

He also wants to see more of them enrol with the Royal Military College (MTD).

He said he was confident of achieving the target, set as a key performance indicator (KPI) for the armed forces, with the support of relevant parties and the media.

“The involvement of other races in the ATM is so we can share the responsibility of defending the sovereignty of the nation.

“So we are seeking 10% participation of youths from various races to join as members of the armed forces and enrol in MTD,” he told a press conference at the passing out parade and pining of ranks for cadet officers at Segenting Camp, Port Dickson here, today.

Also present were army chief General Zulkiple Kassim, navy chief Admiral Ahmad Badaruddin and air force chief General Affendi Buang.-BERNAMA

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