Wednesday, December 19, 2007

SAREX Pahang dalam Englishsection.com / Harakahdaily.net

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 19 - Malaysian Amateur Radio Emergency Service (Mares) is now calling for any willing and able licenced amateur radio operators to volunteer their services and join the communications task force now on duty in Kuantan.

The call was made by the organisation after receiving a request for emergency communications teams from the Pahang Civil Defence (JPA3) flood operations office.

According to a statement release by the Mares information bureau, the first esponder team left for Pekan on Monday Dec 17, and the 2nd and 3rd responder teams are expected to leave by today.

Mares president Abdul Aziz Mohd Noor, when contacted said he was initially on emergency communications duty in Temerloh when the floods first hit and when the
call from Kuantan came.

"I confirmed the request with the relevant authorities and made the initial groundwork to help with the communication set-up in Kuantan.

Abdul Aziz said that they are expecting the worst to come after the Hari Raya Aidiladha as the tides will be at its highest then.

"We are hoping to have on standy four to six emergency communications teams consisting of six to eight people each.

"We are mostly volunteer organisation and we use our own money for fuel and other necessities," he added.

Therefore we would like to appeal for help in the form of money and material especially amateur radio sets especially during times of need like now, he said.

Those interested in giving a hand can contact Abdul Aziz Mohd Noor 9M2AU at 016 900 7763 or the Mares Treasurer Tn Hj. Mohd. Dahalan Ahmad 9W2DJ at 012 305 3636 -ES
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