Saturday, 16 January 2010 21:30
KUALA LUMPUR - The scouts are going to build a hotel. Scout's honour.
It will be a three-star hotel at the site where the headquarters of The Scouts Association of Malaysia (Pengakap) is now based.
Scouts to take up some space in hotelbphouse
The 29-storey hotel in in Jalan Hang Jebat here is expected to be built in the middle of this year and would house the association's headquarters as well as a museum on the history and background of the scout movement in the country, said National Chief Scout Shafie Mohd Salleh today.
The move is aimed at strengthening the financial resources of Pengakap.
"We will build the hotel on our own to generate the association's economy and make the scout movement more relevant," Shafie told reporters after presenting scout honours here.
Also present were National Scout Chief Commissioner Kaharudin Mo'min and National Girl Guides Chief Commissioner Zalillah Mohd Taib.
Bernama quoted Shafie as saying that the hotel would also facilitate the accommodation of the association's members from within and outside the country.
In his speech earlier, he said a "Shape Up or Ship Out" policy would be implemented this year to maintain the excellence of staff of the movement in discharging their duty.
"Staff who do not show excellence in performance will be replaced with people who are more qualified and professional," he said.