In my last article titled 'Is there an abuse of power in the award of contract', I did not expect to receive so much of comments from my readers. I note too that the article had generated so much of interest that some of my readers were refuting each others comments. I certainly learnt a lot from this, and where examples or references were made, I know exactly to whom they were referring to.
I am pleased that Maurice, who happens to be a dedicated reader of my blog, had mentioned the late Brig Gen Jimmy Yussof. He was the first 6 Brigade Commander based in Sg. Petani, Kedah, and I had fond memories of him; having to serve him as his first Staff Captain 'Q', or presently designated as Staff Officer Grade 3 (Logistics).
Maurice is absolutely right in saying that Brig Gen Jimmy Yussof was the only senior officer to have made it good as a businessman. No other generals have achieved such fame in business as Brig Gen Jimmy Yussof. For those officer that had served him, would say that he is a lovable General, who treats all his officers as friends. What had made Brig Gen Jimmy Yussof so successful in business, I suppose is his approach and dealings with people. Generosity is another trait that is inherent in the General.
Having read all the comments over my latest article, I now believe that there is a serious awareness among those outside the military service of the 'sad happenings' in the armed forces. It was only a few hours ago that I received a call from an ex-serviceman, who openly claimed that he is ashamed at what he hears happening to some senior army officers today............corrupt to the core.
I do believe that there are subordinate officers who are well aware of the extend of corruption in the armed forces, and the persons involved, but are too afraid to come forward. To them, I would like to say this..............if you honestly claim to love dearly your military uniform, you ought not to remain silent and a coward. Expose the 'demons' in your midst; otherwise I will say that you are in connivance with the 'demon' yourself, and you don't deserve to wear the uniform.
Let us hope that the 'demon' will finally be arrested by the law, and god willing, that day will be coming soon.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION