KUALA LUMPUR: The story below from Bernama is self-explainatory. What boggles the mind is how and why such ideas came from anyway?
Especially when the NS is bleeding some RM500 million a year from the already meagre defence budget.
I believe it is better for us to build swimming pools at schools or enclosures along rivers to serve as pools for schools located next to rivers, lakes or seas instead of building these facilities at “specialised” location which will be empty for most of the year.
Swimming pool proposed as standard feature in all 78 NS camps
Thursday, August 26th, 2010 17:51:00
SIBU: The National Service Training Department will suggest to the Defence Ministry and National Service Training Council for swimming pool to be made a standard feature at all the 78 camps nationwide.
Its director-general Datuk Abdul Hadi Awang Kechik said this could be a long-term measure to prevent trainees from contracting waterborne diseases like leptospirosis.
“When the situation warrants it, water-based activities can be held in the swimming pool.
“In addition, it can be used to teach trainees to swim, how to rescue drowning persons and for games like water polo,” he told reporters during a visit to the Junaco Park NS camp at Km26, Sibu-Bintulu Road, here, today.
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