Kor Agama Angkatan Tentera

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The Military Religious Corps (Malay: Kor Agama Angkatan Tentera, KAGAT) is a Muslim chaplain service of the Malaysian Army.

History[edit]

Kor Agama Angkatan Tentera (KAGAT) was officially formed on 19 April 1985, as the 16th corps of the Malaysian Army. Unique among corps of the Malaysian Army, KAGAT serves all three branches of the Malaysian Armed Forces, and not limited to the just the Malaysian Army.

Initiatives for the formation of KAGAT was moved in 1979, and the Armed Forces Council agreed to the formation of the corps in their 197th Meeting on 24 January 1980. In March, 1986, the Armed Forces Council approved the terms of transfer of the Islamic Religious Affairs officers from the Public Service Department to the newly founded KAGAT.

Organisation[edit]

There is no specific and formal field formations for KAGAT, rather members of the corps are distributed throughout all three services of the Malaysian Armed Forces. The most senior officer is the Director of the corps who holds the rank of a Brigadier Jeneral.

Roles[edit]

  • Plan, coordinate and implement dakwah programs for all members of the Armed Forces.
  • teach and propagate Islamic knowledge with emphasis on high morals, positive attitudes, esprit de corps and give a better understanding on the role on the Armed Forces from an Islamic and Christianity perspective.
  • Implement and enforce laws and rules pertaining to Islamic Administration as ruled by the various state authorities.
  • Assist in boosting morale among soldiers of the Armed forces.

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