IMT-Mindanao Batch 11 makes Exit Call to MILF Leadership

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Major General Datuk Wira Zamrose Mohd Zain, Head of International Monitoring Team- Mindanao Mission 11 (IMT-Mission 11) and his Contingent made an exit call to the MILF leadership, Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the latter’s Administrative Camp in Darapanan, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. 

His contingent is compose of: Brig Gen Dato  Hj Sanusi bin Hj Samion RMAF, Deputy Head of Mission,  Capt. Jamaludin  bin Hj Sairi, RMN, Chief of Staff,  Col Mohd Zaki bin Abu,  Col. Mohd bin Hussein RMAF, Cdr Abdul Hadi Tan bin Abdullah RMN,  Lt Col Zainal Abidin Mohd  bin Mohd Taib RMAF,  Supt Mohammad Shaharul bin Mohd Osman,  Maj Ahmad Ermi Fikri bin Harris Fadillah , Lt Cdr Mohd Syamer bin Osdon RMN,  DSP Kamarudin bin Sulaiman,  Capt (Dr.) Mohd Afiq bin Abdullah,  WO2 Abdul Rahman bin Abdullah,  Mr. Badli Hisham bin Adam,  Mr. Mohd Jafri bin Mohd Sharif and  Mr. Mohammad Sobri bin Yahya.

While the tour of duty of the IMT-11 is ending, IMT Batch 12  has already arrived in the person of three advance contingent members, namely Maj Gen Datuk Masrani bin Paiman, Head of Mission IMT 12,  Col Ayub Khan bin Mohammad Khan, Chief of Staff IMT 12,  Lt Cmdr Noorulzaki bin  Abdul Rahman, SO2 Admin & Logistic IMT12. Other contingent members will be arriving soon.

The short program began with the reading of the Holy Qur’an by Qari Ebrahim Gaaban, Master of Ceremonies, as usual, by Muhammad Ameen. 

Chief of Staff Sammy Al Mansoor in his welcome remarks recalled that during the early part of the peace negotiations, the times when there was no IMT yet, “ceasefire was nothing”.

“Without the IMT, the environment was not conducive in talking about peace.  When the International Monitoring Team was organized and in place, the talks went on, which led the peace process to where it is now, peace agreements were signed”, Chief of Staff Al Mansoor added.

Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, in behalf of the Bangsamoro and MILF Central Committee expressed his “heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the very challenging tasks performed by the IMT 11 Contingent, headed by Maj Gen Datuk Wira Zamrose bin Mohd Zain for their year long stint in the area of Bangsamoro homeland. What the batches of IMT have done in more than ten years will never be forgotten by Bangsamoro as part of the historic Bangsamoro peace process.”    

“It was an honor and a great privilege to be here. I have met the Mujahideen who have spent most part of their lives in the struggle”, Maj. Gen. Datuk Wira Zamrose bin Mohd Zain said.   “It was very challenging, where the feeling of action is. Wherever we are, we will always be ready to support and pray for the success of your aspirations for a peaceful Bangsamoro”, the outgoing Head of Mission 11 added.