1. The Malaysian Army’s much respected regimental system is correctly regarded as fundamental to the Army’s ability to deliver effective fighting power at the tip of the bayonet, face to face with the enemy. This idea has been a constant through the decades, during which the Army has evolved into its current state. So important is it considered to be that the Army, has at various times and in various documents stated that it intends to preserve that which is best in the regimental system as part of any organizational and structural changes that might occur in the future.
a. a high a sense of duty (res publica).
b. Show generous emulation (force of example) to the public at large.
c. Establish a military cohesion (esprit de corps) among the members with the Army Units.
9. United esprit de corps and unit cohesion are essential characteristics of an effective fighting organization. Military history has demonstrated that units with high esprit, a sense of tradition and pride in past achievements perform well in combat. In the crisis of battle a man will not derive encouragement from the glories of the past; he will seek aid from his leaders and comrades of the present. In Regimental Systems unit, most men will fight well because their particular platoon or unit has good leaders, is well disciplined, and has developed the feelings of comradeship and self-respect among all ranks and on all levels. It is not devotion to some ancient regimental story that steels men in the crisis; it is devotion to the comrades who are with them and the leaders who are in front of them.