The Royal Military College
(also known as RMC
is a boarding school
. The RMC campus covers an area of near the town of Sungai Besi
(about 10 miles (16 km) from Kuala Lumpur
) with a view of the Mines Resort and the 1998 Commonwealth Games Bukit Jalil Stadium
. RMC shares its grounds with the National Defence University of Malaysia
. In the Malay language
, it is known as Maktab Tentera Diraja
. A current student of RMC is known as a Present Putera
, while a graduate of the institution is known as an Old Putera
or "OP" in short. The term Putera
, literally meaning prince in Malay
, is attributed to the RMC's royal status.
The Charter of the Royal Military College says that the Royal Military College has been established with the objective of preparing young Malaysians
to take places as Officers in the Malaysian Armed Forces
, in the higher divisions of the public service and as leaders in the professional, commercial and industrial life of the country.
The motto of the college is "Serve to Lead" or Berkhidmat Memimpin
The Sportsman's Prayer is inscribed on a bronze plaque, on a white rock that sits by the rugby
field in the college compound.
The Sportsman's Prayer is traditionally recited before a sporting competition by the members of a team. The prayer is as follows:<blockquote>"Oh God, please help me to win for I always want to win. But if in thy inscrutable wisdom Thou willest me not to win, then......