MARES is the leading non-governmental organization that provides emergency communication to various government agencies in Malaysia. Our operations and functions share many similarities with Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) in the United States of America, Radio Amateur Emergency Network (RAYNET) in the United Kingdom and Wireless Institute of Civil Emergency Network in Australia (WICEN).
In line with the National Security Council directive number 20, we developed our own standard operating procedure which makes us different from other amateur radio organizations in the country. In addition to that, we have also developed specialized portable communication equipment which can be deployed easily even to remote areas where no telecommunication service exists. Furthermore, we train regularly to ensure that our communication equipment works, and that our skills are not rusty.