SJAM Selangor Darul Ehsan

St John Ambulans Malaysia Selangor Darul Ehsan

St John Ambulans Malaysia Selangor Darul Ehsan

History and Introduction


The name St. John Ambulance Malaysia – Selangor Darul Ehsan (SJAM-SDE) is a well-known organisation in Selangor state. As the leading First Aid organisation in Malaysia since 1908, we have been running social and humanitarian work for the locals who are in need providing services to public events in the state.

Our motto “Pro Utilitate Hominum” – For the Service of Mankind – is a millennial-old tradition of serving the sick and the suffering. With more than 4,422 membership, our members have dedicated their private spare time for various voluntary services. Our hardworking officers and members can be found at all sporting events, festivals, parades and other functions big or small. They are ever ready to serve, come rain or shine, any time of the year. They also assist in natural disasters like floods, fires, landslides, plane crashes, etc.

SJAM-SDE through SJAM – Kawasan Pantai Selangor is the country’s first in providing haemodialysis service to the general public since 1993. Thanks to corporate bodies, we are able to provide haemodialysis service for the low & middle-income groups who suffered from kidney failure. Besides community services, our Areas also runs 24-hour Emergency Ambulance Service and Non-Emergency Ambulance Service. The continuous support from the public as well as the corporate citizens is always welcome to help the SJAM to carry out its mission for the benefit of the public.

The uniformed members participate in Training Camps, Competitions, Conferences, Officers’ and N.C.O.’s Training Courses, Seminars, Workshops, etc. to enable them to stay at the peak of their efficiency. The Cadets, who are the younger members of the movement are trained in leadership as well as in various skills through the Cadet Proficiency Badge Scheme in order to mould them to become good and useful citizens ready to play their part in nation-building.


As a result of 1972 St. John Ambulance (Incorporation) Act, St. John Council were formed in every state. This movement marks the new beginning of the organisation and St. John Ambulance is about to enter the new era. SJAM – SDE was officially segregated from SJAM Wilayah Persekutuan in the year 1990.

The appointed first State Commander of SJAM – SDE was Dr. Chen Soo-See. He continued his service until the year 1998 and was replaced by Mr Ho Thiam Hock. Mr Ho was transferred from National Headquarters and was appointed as new State Commander of SJAM – SDE. Under his command and along with Mr Yeo Kim Thong as Deputy State Commander cum Hon. State Secretary, SJAM – SDE saw changes in administration and re-demarcation of certain Areas.

In 2004, Mr Yeo Kim Thong was appointed as State Commander and under his leadership, more projects and changes were implemented to improve and benefit the Area HQs, officers & members.

On 12th Dec. 2009, our State Commander, Mr Yeo Kim Thong is popularly known as Burnard was awarded the Darjah Kebesaran Dato’-Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah (D.S.I.S) by HRH Sultan of Selangor on his HRH 64th birthday. The award carries the title Dato’ and is in recognition of his tremendous contribution & leadership towards SJAM – SDE and mankind.