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The origin of the Reserve Officers Training Unit began on April 3rd 1965 with the establishment of the 1st infantry battalion branch of the reserve army at the University of Malaya. It started as a reaction and concern of the staff and students of University of Malaya with regards to the confrontation with Indonesia in 1963.

At its formation stage 30 students from different faculties underwent an elementary recruit course at Seputih training camp in Batu Gajah Perak during their term break. Most of these students had a military or police background, and they were all former students of the royal military college. Racial events of 13th May 1969 resulted in this company spreading to other institute of higher learning, with the establishment of A Company in Mara Institute Of Technology, B Company in the Putra University Of Malaysia, and C Company in the National University Of Malaysia, with University Of Malaya remaining as its battalion headquarters

Objective
  • To provide military training facilities to public university students in order to produce graduates with high levels of discipline and military knowledge,
  • To provide a source of graduate officers for the Malaysian Reserve or Regular Armed Forces units.
  • To produce military-trained citizens for the purpose of supporting national defence.
PALAPES UM Leadership

History of PALAPES UM Leadership

PALAPES UM is headed by the Vice-Chancellor who is also the Commandant with the assistance of the Deputy Commandant who is a staff of the university. The Deputy Commandant is also a Commissioned Military Officer in the Territorial Army Regiment. PALAPES headquarters is manned by Chief Instructors who are regular officers of The Malaysian Armed Forces, assisted by other regular officers, instructors, and permanent staff. The leadership of PALAPES UM from past to present are as follows:-

Commandant

  • YM Kept (Keh) Prof DiRaja Ungku Abdul Aziz (1st Dec 1983 – 24th Oct 1988)
  • YBhg Kept (Keh) Dr Syed Hussin Al Attas (25th Oct 1988 – 16th Jan 1991)
  • YBhg Kolonel (Keh) Dato' Dr Taib Othman (17th Jun 1991 – 10th April 1994)
  • YBhg Kept (Keh) Tan Sri Dato' Dr Hj Abdullah Sanusi Ahmad (29th Oct 1994 – 8th March 2000)
  • YBhg Kept (Keh) Dato' Prof Dr. Anuar Zaini bin Md Zain (9th Mac 2000 – 31st Mac 2003)
  • YBhg Kept Dato' Prof Dr. Hashim bin Yaakob (1st April 2003 - Mei 2005)
  • YBhg Kolonel (Keh) Datuk Rafiah Salim (Mei 2005 - 7 Mac 2008)
  • YBhg Kolonel (Keh) Tan Sri Prof. Datuk Dr Ghauth Jasmon ( 8 Mac 2008 – until present)

Deputy Commandant

  • Lt Kol Prof Dr Dato’ Zainal bin Kling (7th Feb - 1980 - Oct 1994)
  • Lt Kol Md Afandi Bin Hj Awang (Oct 1994 – 18th Aug 2001)
  • Lt Kol Prof Madya Dr Hassan Basri bin Awang Md Dahan (19th Aug 2001 – 9th Jan 2007)
  • Lt Prof Madya Dr Johan Shamsuddin Bin Sabarudin ( 9th Jan 2007 – until present)

Present Chief Instructor

  • Lt Kol Mohd Hashim bin Hamzah (2008 – until present) - Army
  • Lt Kdr Dzulkarnain bin Ismail TLDM ( 10 Jan 2012 - until present) - Navy

Present Adjutant

  • Kapt Abd Rahim bin Suprat (15th Aug 2004 – until present)

Present RSM

  • PW I Norazri bin Sokor ( 9th Aug 2010 – present)

Assistant Registrar

  • Mohd Nazar bin Ali (7th Oct 2005 - Present)
Staff
Deputy Commandant

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Maj Assoc Professor Dr Abdul Halim Mokhtar
Tel : 03-79676203
Fax: 03-79676204
Email: drhalim@um.edu.my 
Assistant Registrar

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Sub Lt Mohd Nasarizal Bin Nazaruddin RMNVR
Tel: 03-79676215
Fax: 03-79676204
Email: nasarizal@um.edu.my
Administrative Office

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Mohd Azhar bin Ismail
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 03-79676196
Email: mohd_azhar@um.edu.my

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Nur Hafizah binti Md Hashim
Administrative Assistant
Tel :03-79676203
Email : hafizahashim@um.edu.my

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Abdul Talib Bin Baharudin
General Office Assistant
Tel: 03-79676196
Email: talib@um.edu.my  

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Encik Pathmasivan A/L Parampalan
General Office Assistant
Tel: 03-79676169
Email: pathma@um.edu.my
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Contact Us

PTj PALAPES UM
PALAPES UM Complex
University of Malaya
50603 KUALA LUMPUR
Tel :03-79676196/ 79676203
Fax : 03-79676204

Last Update: November 22, 2017