Cataduanes Posted June 4, 2010 Report Share Posted June 4, 2010 (edited) [b]First Session of Government.[/b] With the elation of [url="http://forums.cybernations.net/index.php?showtopic=86853&view=findpost&p=2322178"]Independence[/url] still evident among the population the Chief Minister opened the first session of his government earlier today. Arriving at the Government compound in downtown Bontong he was greeted by the chief officers of the Armed Forces and high ranking members of the civil service. With this first historic session of government we were allowed exclusive access to the proceedings. [center][IMG]http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l286/Cataduanes/chief.jpg[/IMG][/center] First on the list was the formation of economic policy for the Federation, with the Chief Minister unveiling plans for expansion of Uranium and Aluminium mining, and also initiated a comprehensive program of land reform in rural areas. In the realms of foreign affairs the Chief Minister confirmed that formal entry into the Oceanic Union was being actively pursued. Closer relations are to be sought with all OU member countries and other nation’s throughout Asia. General Punjungan unveiled the structure of the military and his government, with the various ministries finalized and senior Military officers officially sworn into their posts within the Army, Air Forcer and Navy branches of the Federations Armed forces (The [i]Angkatan Tentera[/i]). The Army currently has an operational strength 0f 2000 troops and officers, General Punjungan confirmed that funds would be made available for the recruitment and training of a further 8500 troops and officers. Once up to strength the Army will possess two main units, the Rejimen’s (Regiments) which are further divided into 3 Battalions. [center][img]http://www.globaleye.org.uk/secondary_spring05/eyeon/images/soldiers.jpg[/img] [size="1"]Soldiers of the 1st Batallion (of the 2. Rejimen Renjer Melayu) on the streets of Bontong.[/size] [/center] The first such unit is to be christened ‘[i]1. Rejimen Asker Melayu[/i]’ (Malay Infantry Regiment) which will eventually assume the role of Mechanised infantry. The second such unit is ‘[i]2. Rejimen Renjer Melayu[/i]’ (Malay Ranger Regiment), which will fulfil Light infantry and Parachute troops and is planned to be the Federations specialists in the mountainous and jungle infested territory of the Federation. The Air Force has been given remit to recruit and train pilots and ground staff, and has been provided funds to purchase training aircraft and multi-role combat jets from foreign suppliers. The Navy has also been allocated funds to recruit and to purchase hardware, with a number of patrol boats and a corvette also to be purchased from foreign suppliers. The Chief Minister also formally established the National Police Force which is to form a separate branch of the Armed Forces (in effect a Gendarmarie or quasi Military-Police). Edited June 10, 2010 by Cataduanes Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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