End Of NTF

Special operators from the agencies involved in Op Benteng at the closing ceremony. From left (likely) MMEA, Customs, MAF (two), police (two), MAF, MMEA and Immigration. The Customs operator is using a pistol carbine kit, the rest are equipped with AR-type carbines with the two MMEA operators armed with HK416s. BTDM

SHAH ALAM: End of NTF. The National Task Force (NTF) – the multi-government agency set up in 2020 to secure the borders of the country in response to the pandemic will officially stand down on December 31. A ceremony was held at Kementerian Pertahanan on December 28 to mark the end of the NTF.

Schiebel Camcopter UAV of MDIO, were also deployed for OP Benteng. It was purchased following the Lahad Datu incident. PDRM

The NTF mandate was supposed to end on June 30 this year, but it was extended until December 31. The release on the end of the NTF.

OP BENTENG: SYABAS DAN TERIMA KASIH NTF ATAS PENCAPAIAN CEMERLANG SEPANJANG PENUBUHAN
Kuala Lumpur, 28 Disember 2022 – National Task Force (NTF) yang menggabungkan elemen Angkatan Tentera Malaysia (ATM) selaku “lead agency” bersama 18 agensi lain termasuk Polis Diraja Malaysia (PDRM) dan Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia (APMM) secara rasminya akan dibubarkan pada 31 Disember ini.
Berbekalkan misi menerusi Operasi Benteng (Op Benteng) dalam memperkukuhkan kawalan sempadan negara daripada kemasukan pendatang asing tanpa izin (PATI) bagi mengekang penularan wabak COVID-19, NTF telah melakar pelbagai kejayaan cemerlang sepanjang penubuhannya sejak 6 Mei 2020.
Antara kejayaan yang dilakar NTF sepanjang hampir dua tahun penubuhannya ialah tangkapan seramai 23,683 PATI dan 2,794 tekong haram termasuk penyeludup dengan kumulatif rampasan keseluruhan bernilai lebih RM1 bilion.
Sementara itu, PDRM di bawah Pengarah Jabatan Keselamatan Dalam Negeri & Ketenteraman Awam (KDNKA) merupakan ahli tetap “Command Committee Meeting” bagi menjayakan sebarang operasi bersama demi menjaga kedaulatan negara.
Berucap dalam Majlis Penghargaan Perkhidmatan Op Benteng 2020-2022 Sempena Pembubaran NTF di Auditorium Wisma Pertahanan di sini petang tadi, Ketua Polis Negara (KPN), IG Tan Sri Acryl Sani Hj. Abdullah Sani menzahirkan penghargaannya kepada seluruh warga NTF atas segala jasa dan bakti yang dicurahkan kepada masyarakat yang menyokong selama penubuhan pasukan khas itu.
“Kerjasama serta sokongan penuh yang diberikan merupakan sesuatu yang harus dibanggakan kerana ia telah berjaya melakar kejayaan yang amat gemilang di dalam lipatan sejarah keselamatan negara,” ujar beliau.
Dalam majlis tersebut juga, Panglima Angkatan Tentera (PAT), Jeneral Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Hj. Affendi Buang TUDM secara rasminya membacakan pembubaran NTF dan menyerahkan buku “coffee table” 2.0 kepada 19 para pegawai kanan dari pelbagai agensi, sebagai tanda kenangan.
Turut berlangsung secara simbolik pembubaran NTF ialah pemakaian lencana kepada lapan para pegawai kanan yang diketuai oleh Komander NTF sendiri iaitu Laksamana Madya Dato’ Roslan Mohd Yunus, yang disempurnakan secara bersama oleh PAT dan KPN.

Various assets were also procured for the urgent operational requirements of Op Benteng. Among them are the Fast Interceptor Craft (FIC), one tonne 4X4s; all-terrain vehicles, COTS drones and also scramblers.

A Go Auto employee demonstrating the ATV, which is likely an Adly Quad/4X4 700-T3, procured for Op Benteng. TD picture


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6 Comments

  1. Just for discussion, there appears to be 9 SOFs in Malaysia from the photo:
    1. PASKAL, PASKAU, GGK.
    2. PGK and STAR.
    Who are the other 4?

  2. Tom Tom – ”there appears to be 9 SOFs in Malaysia from the photo:”

    Some are ”special operations forces” and some are ‘special forces’; not the same.

  3. Slight difference; has to do with roles. Look it up. In our context the 11th Gerak Khas regiment is an SF unit but the 2 Commando units are SOF. The MMEA’s STAR unit would be a SOF unit. In the U.S. the SEALS and Green Berets would be SF units but the Rangers would be a SOF unit. Note the U.S. has a “Joint Special Operations Command”.

  4. Seals are not considered SF, they are SF. There is only 1 SF unit in the US and that\’s Army SF aka ODA aka green berets.

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