Friday, August 14, 2009

SNIPPET

I wish to thank all my readers for their comments, arguments, discussions and views over the article that I last wrote titled “One Malaysia – It is hopeless until we decide to accept change”, posted on August 8, 2009. I wrote the article based on my personal experience; the association that I had with friends of various races during my formative years; the multiracial neighborhood in which I grew up; all these have a lasting influence on me to accept that my Malay race does change my acceptance as friends of the non Malay race. Nothing will change my views of them now, especially of the people that I have grown up with. In fact, when I get to meet them now, our bond of friendship gets even stronger. I know such experience is not felt by those who have grown up within their own kind, and it is for this very reason that I say that the One Malaysia rhetoric is hopeless, if we continue to play the race card; and playing the race card is so rampant among our politicians these days.

All would have noticed that I have laid off writing for almost a week now; not that I fear the internet filtering that Information, Communication and Culture Minister Rais Yatim had earlier proposed, and was ‘thrown out’ by PM Najib so abruptly. It was just that I needed a bit of rest, and to ponder what need I do when I get 66 in a few months from today. Should I continue writing or should I bow out in grace. Should I keep my mouth shut, eyes and ears close when someone tells me that the corrupt practices among government officials has not abated; but gets even more vigorous.

And it was only yesterday that I read that the billions lost in the PKFZ fiasco gets more entwined in charges of an RM10 million cash being paid to a minister for unspecified reasons by the turnkey developer of the PKFZ project. Is this to bribe the minister for some unknown favors, or is it purely a gift or a donation to fill the coffer of the MCA party. If RM10 million can just be given away, I wonder how much profit is being made from the PKFZ project. The minister has since denied receiving any cash from the developer, and had launch a police report.

It has taken exceedingly long for PAC to get to the root of the problem, and one is not surprise that the deeper they dig into the case, the uglier the case becomes. And I can say with some certainty that some known political figures are at hand in the fiasco. But will they be roped in to face the music? My guess is that they will not, because there is already a perception being formed that the higher you are in society, the lesser you are from being prosecuted. In other words, some kind of immunity is being accorded to such highly privileged people. Proof me wrong in this regards.

And isn’t the CEO Dimensi Sdn Bhd, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing, the developer of the PKFZ a politician himself and a wealthy person? And are we not seeing CRONYISM at play. And I just wonder where did the billions go to……..feeding the many cronies I suppose, and with little hope of ever recovering the lost taxpayers money.

And it was also yesterday that a friend called and ask me to view the Sun Daily of a report regarding the arrest of a ‘Datuk’ that is reportedly involved in a Mindef scam. The ‘Datuk’ had somehow managed to fleece a 40-year-old businesswomen of RM500,000, with pledges to secure her a lucrative contract with Mindef.

This businesswomen must be filthy rich to throw such amount of cash, and I just wonder who is she? And how on earth could this businesswomen be so naïve as to be taken by this smooth talking ‘Datuk’. And how easy is it to get a Mindef letterhead to prove the authenticity of the project, and to be taken around the corridors of Mindef to convince the businesswomen that the project offered is but real. And surely the ‘Datuk’ would not dare get into Mindef if he does not have accomplices to make the scene more realistic.

And this takes me to some of my earlier articles where I said that in order for the public service to be clean and incorruptible, the ‘heads’ must sorted first. Isn’t there the saying that the fish rot begins at the head? And I am told that there are many rotten heads within the public service today, and their activities are well camouflage.

Eradicating corruption is not solely my concern, but should rightly be the concern of all Malaysians. Reading from the many comments that I get from my writings on the question of corruption, there is an obvious lack of confidence and faith from among some of my readers of the MACC and the police. This is a perception that the MACC and the police has to shoulder; a perception that is the result of their own doing.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION

45 comments:

komando said...

Dear Dato', I will be the first one to say to you...don't QUIT..

WE HAVE A GRAVE RESPONSIBILITY TO RIGHT THE WRONGS, YES WE CAN'T BE THE SAVIORS OF THIS ENTIRE WORLD, BUT HOW EVER LITTLE ONE CAN DO WE DO IT IT IS CALLED: "FARDU KIFAYAH".

GOD KNOWS WHO WE ARE THE GOVT KNOWS WHO WE ARE. IF THE MINISTERS THINK THEY CAN STILL BULLDOZE US THEY ARE VERY WRONG!

IN THE TWILIGHT YEARS THAT WE ARE IN IF WE DON'T DO IT OUR GRAND KIDS AND GREAT GRAND KIDS WILL SPIT ON OUR GRAVES AND SAY WE LET IT HAPPENED!

HOW ARE WE TO STAND UP TO THEM?

THE CHANGE WILL COME AND IT IS COMING FAST..THE THINGS THAT GOES WRONG ARE GODS PLANS..HE KNOWS BEST FOR US ACTUALLY...HE MOVES IN FUNNY WAYS AND BY FUNNY MEANS...

AT THE END THE "TRUTH WILL PREVAIL" AND "THE EVIL & DEVIL WILL HAVE HIS DAY"..REST ASSURED..

PLEASE SOLDIER ON ....

Eng said...

Assalamualaikum Dato'....

PLEASE DON'T QUIT...

just like what 'komando' wrote

AT THE END THE "TRUTH WILL PREVAIL" AND "THE EVIL & DEVIL WILL HAVE HIS DAY"..REST ASSURED.

U are the unsung hero that will always be remembered by me...

U are are my inspiration...

after reading your post, I felt less stupid....

by god will, the 'tangan - tangan durjana yang mengubah dan menerima yang bukan hak' will be kick off in shamed... AMIN...

FMZam said...

Dear Dato',

Though I loathed at you for not doing enough for Crusade Against Corruption, I must also say to you that writing befits you as you get older, you get wiser and there is no reason for you to quit writing because writing is the best thing to do for a wise old soldier to pass down his knowledge and experience like a hermit, to his younger generations.

That if you want to focus on writing, you will have to give your dedication to it, not to other worldly things. But if your quitting is in search for fortune where I believe you have all the avenues to go for it, then it is you and solely you to decide.

If you quit remember, the devils and all their minnows in Mindef and in the military win because your quitting makes your call for "Crusade Against Corruption" dies a natural death. And they win effortlessly.

And if you quit remember, don't quit and then join anyone of those devils that will make them LOL (Laughing Out Loud) at us for making a headline to manage to turn a "Crusader" into one of them. That I can assure you I will never forgive you.

I can sense something amiss when it doesn't make sense for you to quit writing when Dr Mahathir still continue writing at his age. Is writing too much for a "young old man" like you?

And you are the one who leads this crusade and right when we needed you, you abandoned us. How would you plead to us crusaders that you are not a traitor to have left us out in the cold, in the midst of fighting our common enemy? The leader of the crusaders DESERTED!

I am sorry if I am too much for you to bear, but if you can remember all those things you said you have gone through in your life, please don't forget that....
"we were young and we were soldiers".

tuahjebat said...

Dear Dato',

I am glad to be back after resting from your blogg due to a very personal reason.

I am well aware of many military seniors I have talked to in Mindef are feeling very uncomfortable with your blogg. I suspect these seniors could well be among the suspected "culprits" who have
"eaten the chilli"!

If you decide to retire writing, these "corrupted culprits" will celebrate and all us will be considered as having lost the war
and burried in the deepest graves!

I personally feel that you MUST continue and I promise to render you my fullest support in the
"crusade against corruption".

FMZam said...

When Dato' Arshad said his blog and his call for crusade against corruption have a good followings in Mindef, I believed him. But I don't believe it when he stated his lame excuse to quit writing, I smell something fishy, and I am glad TuahJebat proved my senses are not wrong.

Why do you think a blog that Dato' claimed as gaining popularity in the military circle suddenly facing the possibility of closure? I leave it to you all to think but that does not matter why, what matters is I suspect the devils have bought Dato' Arshad's soul. Why would Dato Arshad was so easy to part with something he had been fighting hard to make it established? It doesn't make sense at all for a tough talking man to lose a spirit and make himself the best ever coward of the county in the face of the enemy, giving the lame duck excuse to CABUT!

FMZam said...

And tuahjebat, what made those bloody senior officers so uncomfortable? What was that they are afraid of if they have done no sins? They have shown signs of guilty conscious. Why? because this blog has made the voice of truth gets louder. Otherwise why was that none of them are brave enough to counter our allegations?

ommo said...

Salam Dato'
Take a good rest but don't quit, yours is one of the few blogging sites which gives some semblance of balance views generally covering the public overall perception on many subjects that are relevant. Whatever group we belong to, most of us know that not all are correct on the western front. Level headed beings are difficult to find. We doa' that insya'Allah all is well with you Dato'.

I would like to give my 2 bits worth:
We must be patience when we can't,
we must be brave when we are so frighten,
we must give alms when we feel stingy,
We must be responsible when we are shirking our roles
All for the sake of Allah because we are Allah's slaves not of the situation.

FMZam said...

Now let me put it this way Dato' and gentlemen,

If closing this blog make the Devils in Mindef the winner, please know that we the crusaders are not the losers, in fact we have won a ground in the battle against corruption in the military that made the Mindef Devils so shivering they have to resort to a cowardly means by making this blog closed!

maurice said...

Dear Readers,

Dato has paid the price for the carelesnness of some fellow readers who use this blog to godam the government without responsibility.

As I have said before every statement must be backed by explanation.Some people like to lepas left and right as if there is no tommorrow.Insaflah, beri komen dengan penuh bertanggungjawab bagi menjaga sensitiviti orang.

Saya bersimpati dengan Dato Arshad mungkin dia telah kena interogasi olih ajensi tertentu sepanjang minggu lepas.Itu sebab dia senyap!Sekarang sudah puas hati kalian?

FMZam said...

Don't talk nonsense la maurice, you think Dato' is as stupid as you think ar to not to know the repercussion of calling for crusade against corruption as his blog's theme? And you take this opportunity to put the blame on us like a bloody spoilt child you are? Don't be a bloody coward to point finger on others while you too are part of the game.

Dato' was not even interogated as if you knew but yet to add it so easily don't you think you are worst than a rumour mongerer mongrel?

If there is anybody who got interrogated for posting unscruplously, it would be me, but i am not least afraid to face it responsibily, not like you coward!

Try me!

maurice said...

Dear Dato,

I hope no harm has been done to you.

You should continue with this blog as it is helping to create/improve the level of awareness of the public on the disease of corruption in MINDEF and the MAF.

Let the citizens of this country through their elected MPs throw the books at the culprits.Do not hold the bull by the horns!

Rest assured we will continue to support you in this hour of need with rational, logical and constructive comments towards your noble cause.

Haezrikal said...

Dear Dato',

Remember "Old Soldier never dies, but fades away". Please continue writing till the last minute of your breath. You have created a check and balance in Mindef with chillies and peppers, and we need more of that. We just cannot afford to see those culprits washing with their dirty hands. Lets their hands and fingers be the witness aftermath for their wrong deeds. They can be hiding right now, but God knows where they are.

For every words that you inflict in fighting against corruption in your blog will render you close to heaven.

Don't bother about your age, as the saying goes that the older you are, the wiser you will be. So Dato', march on and never think of looking back. People like FMZam, komando and most of us will always be with you as long as you Crusade Against Corruption.

I was made to understand that a certain officer was tasked to monitor your blog, but unfortunately they are cowards. Cowards dies many times before their death. They don't dare to reply or give any comments to your writing. Anyway Dato', we have heard and seen some results or actions being taken by those in the higher echelons to correct certain issues highlighted in your blog. KUNDO to your effort, but still not enough.

"The Pen is mightier than the Sword"

komando said...

THE ONLY ONE GUY I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE KOPI O IS MAURICE

WE CAN MEET AT PAK CHAD OFFICE AT ANYTIME AND ANY DAY...!

maurice said...

Dear Haezrikal,

We want to know
what actions have been taken to "correct certain issues at the higher echelons".

Do not be a COWARD not to share the information with us.As you say COWARDS die many times!

maurice said...

Dear Ommo,

Look like it we are never going to get your response on the "teething problems" in the PKR.

Yes I know...you have made a mistake.The "teething problem" actually is a serious gum problem for PAS and DAP.

The ideological discords between the parties is beyond redemption.

Haezrikal said...

Dear Maurice,

If you have followed Dato' Arshad blog, you will noticed that the conditions of certain Military Camps which he commented earlier had been given an instant face-look. But, as what I had mentioned, those were not enough. But at least those words are whispered to the dumb ears in Mindef. The rest I leave to the cowards in Mindef to answer and acknowledge. I hope you are not one of them.

FMZam said...

Dear Dato',

As you can see, even with SNIPPET (like CheDet used to use it in his blog), you can generate it into a heated discussion, just how stimulating your words are, you can woo us into joining the fray with inflamation.

For whatever reason, god has blessed your thought of quitting so mysteriously by the strange behaviours as demonstrated by all your crusaders, our ways of asking you, or I shall say begging you, to stay.

You are so blessed by god with words from:

Komando "WE HAVE A GRAVE RESPONSIBILITY TO RIGHT THE WRONGS, YES WE CAN'T BE THE SAVIORS OF THIS ENTIRE WORLD, BUT HOW EVER LITTLE ONE CAN DO WE DO IT IT IS CALLED: "FARDU KIFAYAH".

Haezrikal "For every words that you inflict in fighting against corruption in your blog will render you close to heaven".

Eng "by god will, the 'tangan - tangan durjana yang mengubah dan menerima yang bukan hak' will be kick off in shamed... AMIN..."

TuahJebat "I personally feel that you MUST continue and I promise to render you my fullest support in the "crusade against corruption".

Ommo "I would like to give my 2 bits worth:
We must be patience when we can't,
we must be brave when we are so frighten,
we must give alms when we feel stingy,
We must be responsible when we are shirking our roles
All for the sake of Allah because we are Allah's slaves not of the situation.

Maurice "You should continue with this blog as it is helping to create/improve the level of awareness of the public on the disease of corruption in MINDEF and the MAF.

And I...I have nothing more to say other than my offering to your crusade with my dear life, that whatever I said in this blog is the word of a dedicated crusader, I will fight for this crusade till the end, WITH OR WITHOUT YOU, like you said it "Eradicating corruption is not solely my concern, but should rightly be the concern of all Malaysians.

We are not your enemy Dato', we are supposed to be the Paladins of the Holy Grail. Your enemy and our enemy is out there!

maurice said...

Dear Haezrikal,

Thank you for your explanation.Keep listening.Hope the COWARDS in Mindef react to the challenge.

maurice said...

Dear Komando,

Thank you for the invitation.I really appreciate it.

Let's postpone it to another day.

Kind Regards

maurice said...

Dear Dato and Readers,

The PKFZ scandal is a testimony how some unscruplous non-Malays VIPS have squandered public funds for personal enrichment.Such money I believe becomes black money hidden away in Swiss banks or some faraway Caribbean islands.The money would never see the light of the day for investment to stimulate the local economy.


Our Defence Minister and citizens of this country must play their role every dollar spent to purchase an equipment 70 sen goes back to our local economy.DEFTECH, Boustead Naval Dockyard, SAPURA, ZETRO,AIROD, SMEO,SMEA,ATSC and some other smaller Malaysian companies are some examples of the desired modality.

Do not allow people like Adib Adam, Arumugam, Sidney Franklin, David Yeo, Razak Baginda etc (who are local agents for overseas OEMs)stashing their massive commissions without ploughing back even a single sen into the local economy.

ArshadRaji said...

Dear All,

I am encouraged by your support that I should continue blogging, which I vow to continue till I get senile. Please do not say that the reason for me wishing to quit is because I have been 'monitored' or told to shut up. If ever I was told that, I will fight back.
I know too that I have angered some in Mindef. But who cares. If those inside are too afraid to talk, let me and all of my readers do the talking.

FMZam said...

Contrary to the believe that Open Tender can prevent or reduce corruption, it is not so true. The government of Pak Lah and Najib had taken the easy way out in dealing with public concern and mistrust on government tender process and have misled the public by ordering Open Tender to all government purchases, using the people's perception of the word "open" to difuse the situation, and yet corruptions are getting ever widespread even more now.

I cannot discuss in detail of what I said here because the Wargame case is still very much in motion, not dead yet as most of us was made to believe by the "cowards in Mindef" as our friend Maurice had profiled those devils.

Just wait for the Wargame case to be elaborated in court and the people may learn that regardless whether a tender is open or closed, those devils will find ways and means to wrest the opportunity any which way.

So don't believe a thing when the government says things they are incapable of doing it honestly and when they know they don't mean it. That's what's going on when a government is a big dinosaur, it cannot feel a pinch on his sole too far down its head.

FMZam said...

Argument among us in this blog is actually a good way to clear some bad air and we can see it and feel it and got recharged to start anew. I am glad god has blessed us with a rejuvenating potion for our Dato' Arshad to keep this blog status quo and I am even more glad to see our dear Maurice is so hyped up with a renewed spirit of brethren crusaders.

It also has taught me well to be more civil and more respectful in my behaviour and attitude to all of you guys and to my elders and most of all to Dato' Arshad whom I had treated him like a "Kurang Ajar" Melayu I was.

The scars of battle over corruption has turned me into a steely person, but the steel had been cracked by the icy heart of Dato' Arshad and all of who knows this man well.

maurice said...

Additional inputs:

Being local agents to overseas OEMs, highly influential businessmen can demand their commissions be paid straight to overseas banks by the foreign company.So their commissions do not come back to local banks.

Although the modality of the local companies getting defence projects are far from perfect, but at least we know the money paid by the government goes straight to local banks 100%.The local defence companies use the money to pay their local employees and run their factories.We have to accept some money will still flow out overseas because they have to buy the required technology, know-how and spare parts.

But the worst case scenario of RM outflow must surely be the case of a particular English man.He is allowed to operate his business in Malaysia without even forming a local company here.So the commissions he received from the conclusion of 3 mega defence projects with MINDEF go straight to his overseas banks.

Just imagine how much money disloyal Malaysians and foreigners have sucked our country dry.

FMZam said...

What we know of Najib's strategy on "Combating Corruption" is zero. And when he put it as one of the 6 National KRA, he must have in mind the strategy to achieve all the 6 KRAs before he can conclude a year out as the PM's achievement in his Annual Performance Report. But then if Najib thinks that as PM he doesn't have any Performance Report to fill like all other government servants, his performance will all be reflected by the achievement of his whole government.

It's not surprising to see now why MACC is behaving like Gestapo in carrying out its powers onto the people. MACC is under tremendous pressure to produce results. And MACC concern is only to make arrest and investigation, but what is the meaning of doing that when almost all high profile cases ended up with the release of the alleged person MACC brought in to the court. In short the present situation is SNAFU (Situation Normal All Fucked Up) - MACC convicts, Court releases!

If Najib is counting MACC performance of arresting and investigating as achievement on Combating Crime regardless of the results, then MACC will never be any efficient other than becoming more and more like Gestapo. MACC can chart up its arrest and investigation quotas as and when they like as long as the quotas meet their annual "business plan".

And if really MACC wants to be a real Gestapo it must improve its investigation method, which I have the proof to say that MACC is very unprofessional in their investigation methods. MACC has not changed much from BPR except for those additional powers MACC has now. With MACC image as Gestapo, who wants to cooperate with MACC and in fact MACC has made the people so worrisome to be bundled and interrogated in MACC headquaters of a torture chamber or death chamber sort of.

If Najib remains lackadaisical in improving the people trust and confidence on the result of corruption cases, he will not only fail in one NKRA - Combating Corruption, he will fail for not achieving all the 6 NKRA, because they are all COMPULSORY. Najib cannot play around by beating around the bush of partial achievement.

"In war there is no second place"

FMZam said...

saya amat berterima kasih sekiranya ada sesiapa yang dapat memaklumkan kepada saya apakah itu tugas dan tanggungjawab rasmi seorang Timbalan Panglima Tentera Darat atau pun Panglima Tentera Darat untuk memantau proses tender Tentera Darat samada secara langsung atau tidak? Terima kasih.

tuahjebat said...

I am glad Dato' Arshad's good army training and his heart of steal to fight against corruption do not go wasted! I salute you Dato' for deciding to continue blogging irrespective of what happen.

I am most happy to see some of us who have been operating without due regards to the "Rules of Engagement", finally realise and return to good normal sense to support Dato' Arshad in the crusade. It would be the last thing to see "mind NO EVIL" to suffer the same fate as "WIRA DAMAI" blogg!

Gentlemen, let us gather forces to gun down those corrupted
"culprits" in Mindef, especially the military, who seem to have forgotten why they swear and sign up to serve in the military. We know who they are and we must avoid "generalisation" and "anti-
organization" sentiments. We will have to arm ourselves with real ammunitions ( FMZam and maurice may already have ) to bring those
"corrupts" to their knees, insya'Allah. Salam.

Abah said...

Correct decision taken by Datuk. We hope Datuk keep on giving snippet or whatever articles that corrects all wrongdoing by the Govt or individuals that feel that their are most perfect human being that never make a sin to the rakyat of Malaysia.

Keep on Datuk....

Maj. Ramachandran Ramaswamy Iyer (Retd) said...

The greatest disservice a good man can do is to let evil proliferate and do nothing about it. keep on blogging Dato'and keep people on their toes.

komando said...

SAS - "who dares win"

"OH SHIO, OH KAMANANG"
...any brothers out there who knows this "Cogan Kata"?

so lets see how the rest of the cowards who eat chillies and "rasa pedas"..

"god is watching you, me and all of us"

the day is drawing nearer and nearer.. and now the end is near we are going to face the final curtains.....

so take care all of you out there and happy blogging..

AS FOR MAURICE my dear buddy LET ME KNOW WHEN U ARE READY...IT IS ON ME..!

loreng said...

Sdr FMZam,

Tanggungjawab PTD termaktub dalam Arahan Majlis Angkatan Tentera (Armed Forces Council Instructions-AFCI).

Dulu jawatan PTD di kenali sebagai Chief of General Staff (CGS).Ada Charter untuk CGS (CGS Charter of Duties) yang dikeluarkan sebagai AFCI.Ada juga Charter of Duties for Chief of Air Staff dan Chief of Naval Staff.

AFCI tidak berdarjah jadi anda bolih meniliti Charter berkaitan.Mungkin JRP dapat membantu anda.

FMZam said...

My perception on MACC:

The ways to fight corruption is two - one prevention, two cure and prevention is better than cure, because corruption is a desease and the ways to fight desease is by those two, and MACC is neither prevention nor cure.

Will Najib take my cue to launch his plan for Combating Corruption with that kind of strategy in mind?

FMZam said...

For those who think, when we think about our army, we always have in mind, is our army strong enough to protect our country and we go on soldiering days in days out until we are out of the army, only to realise that question keeps lingering in our mind.

For those who let others think, they don't think about anything else but a strong army.

Between 'is our army strong and a strong army' is CORRUPTION!

FMZam said...

One memorable soldiering day, a Renjer general led a real life joint operation, many many years ago somewhere in South Thailand. I guess I was lucky to be in that group of an attacking formation for we never really had a chance to feel a real life battle in a real conventional warfare situation. The 'Selamat Sawadee' gave us especially me, of a combat support element, that kind of real war situation, in attacking formation, not in defence.

We were nearing the objective, and the Renjer general, a brigadier, a lanky and charming person, passed by on his landrover, standing and vigorously shouting with a clinched fist, "Let them face the wrath of Malaysian Army" (in English), and we went on marching to the objective under our friendly fire, artillery, mortar and some air cover from one or two FGAs.

It is not so much about the operation and the objective, knowing well the enemy was not a conventional element, but it is the opportunity of being in a battle situation that matters to me, though the situation was very mild or one sided without any fire from the enemy where we eventually ended up on a vacated position.

What strikes me was the general's word, "the wrath of Malaysian Army"! That was beautiful though many soldiers might not have understood it, but we were all so boosted and articulated to march into hell because a "leader of men" was right in front leading us to fight.

The wrath of Malaysian Army!, sounds like we were some kind of the mighty Roman legion and I would like to believe we were such. That was some thirty years ago when we were all foot soldiers armed with M16 and with the best armament were only V100 and V150 plus the 105mm guns for close support. We were lucky because we were mighty against the enemy who were nothing than just a band of running bandits.

But that was not the the point, the point is have we ever being strong, in boasting we have won the war against insurgency to have remained what we are now to say we can defend our country, against external conventional force? A tall question that have to be answered by who is our potential enemies. And how do we answer that when we have never being tested in any war theatre, because there was no war in our country from the day we took over from the British Army, and the scare of Vietnam War is over. How do we asses our real strength when we thought we are strong, and yet we worry we are getting weaker and weaker, when we are in peace situation. It is good that we worry for we are so concern about our capability to face the moment of truth.

And what are we doing in peacetime if not training for war. And what do we learn from our training and do we really learn anything? And how good is our training? And how much we believe in good training system than we believe in having good military hardwares? Don't you believe that a good fighter is the one that is well trained, a better one is well trained and well equipped, and the best one is well trained, well equipped and well organised.

We are more worried to compare our weapons with that of our potential enemies than our concern with our training. And we go on spending more on buying weapons than improving our training systems.

The wrath of Malaysian Army has been uttered once in our lifetime by a general who had a dream of leading his men into a real battle to die like a man. And to die like a man our soldiers must be trained to die like one.

komando said...

The Army - huuuu
What is enough?
When is it ever enough?
We buy cheap old goods and try to make it good..
Look where the TANK is?
I remember one day in JB train station..one young officer was asked:"do you know what a tank is"!?

He replied confidently: YES SIR LOOK UP THERE...THE BUILDING VERY HIGH UP THERE...THAT IS A TANK SIR!"

OMG - THIS FELLA IS NOT DRUNK YET, WE WERE ON OUR WAY NORTH FOR THE OPS, WHILST WAITING FOR THE CHOOOO CHOOOOO TRAIN THIS REALLY HAPPENED, SERIOUS IT IS NOT A JOKE!

GOOD LUCK - SO TODAY THE ARMY HAS WATER TANKS ONLY!

HARD LUCK FOR THE YOUNG OFFICER HE GOT WALLOP!

komando said...

I strongly request PAK CHAD to dig up what really happened to our so CALLED TANKS...!

IT HAS BEEN AGES AND STILL NOT READY!

ANOTHER BAD BUY OR WRONG BUY OR FAILURE AGAIN?

FORMER T-62's
POLISH ?
RUSSIAN ?
WHATEVER?

WHY SO LONG, WHY SO CRAPPY, WHY SO MUCH PROBLEMS..

SAME LIKE THE "NOT TANK LIKE LEOPARD KE?"

BY THE TIME IT IS READY WE ARE ANCIENT,HISTORICAL SHOW PIECE...


somebody did a good sales con job again...very common indeed...just like yellow submarine kut?

DIG IT UP..WE WANT TO KNOW...GET THE DEVIL TO TALK IF HE IS DEAD!

komando said...

Paper TIGERS, a term used for those untested GENERALS...

This group are a plenty, tell me who has really seen battle, conflict and crisis !

Some don't even have UN field experience, Maurice hope you are not offended!

Sad thing they did not send you, would have learn a lot of lessons out there...no joke!

Wait till the shit hits the FAN!
We shall see who runs and who cries!
Who stays and work?
Left to be seen!

I FOR ONE HAS SEEN MANY.....PAPER TIGERS ONLY.....NO BIG DEAL.....

HAVE BEEN THERE, SEEN IT, DONE IT, AND HAVE DONE IT MANY TIMES...

komando said...

Training - huh..very sad..ask all those staff officers from north to south and east to west..never ever happy, no this no that but must do!

THAT IS THE STATEMENT, FROM BEFORE I RETIRED TILL NOW !

SO WHERE ARE THE PRIORITIES...

PARADES, FUNCTIONS, KAWAD, PAMIRAN, ULANG TAHUN's

WHAT HAVE GONE INTO THE HEADS OF SO CALLED LEADERS?

PEACE TIME WE TRAIN FOR WAR, THAT IS THE JOB ! NO OTHER

BUT WAIT "BAKAT" SAYS SO, GOT TO FOLLOW ORDERS, OTHERWISE SIBERIAN POSTINGS!

GRIK,KEROH,BATU MELINTANG ...THOSE WERE THE GOD FROSAKEN PLACES IN THE 70's AND 80's...

WE ARE JUST ASKAR "LAY OUT" !

SAD TRUTH, ANYBODY BEG TO DIFFER...ESPECIALLY INFANTRY...WALLAS?

3/4 OF TIME "FATIQUE PARTY"

BILA NAK PANDAI JADI ASKAR PERANG....WOI GENERAL WAKE UP, YOU GET PAID OR BAKAT PAYING YOUR DAMN SALARIES! WE THE RAKYAT PAY YOUR DUES, REMEMBER THAT!

bukitbayor said...

No No don't quit SIR. you are doing a great job! Keep it up

maurice said...

Dear Komando,

Yeah...I was the lucky one.Never been to the field nor to any UN missions.

Just leave the fighting against the CPM and UN Missions to other people.

UN Peacekeeping Operations or UN Observer Missions, let the Infantry take them on.

FMZam said...

Bro Komando,

You and all soldiers who had the chance to serve under UN must know it well how is it like to be in a real battle atmosphere and some of you might had experienced a more severe battle scenario, getting involved in a real fire fight, by chance. You all must have learnt a lot of lessons while serving there and can see what are lacking in our army. But then the lessons you all have learnt under UN were all on PSO/PKO (Peace Support Operations/Peace Keeping Operations) missions. Our country had been sending troops for UN missions for those purposes, not for fighting mission. Not yet or maybe never, because we do not want to get involved and commit our soldiers to fight wars that are not our wars, wars that are other people's wars, and above all, we don't have that kind of money to finance a war that is so far away from our land.

But then from that experience, you all surely had seen eye opening events to learn what our army is lacking in, covering from military hardwares, systems and technique, training quality and to even maybe the spiritual build up of other armies there, to note the differential gap between them and us, to know what we must have to fight a war.

But then from what you said, our army is still very much the same since before you retired and up to now, we are still "Askar Layout", I don't think our generals are serious about building the army other than wanting to finish off a military career when the time comes, "Askar Cari Makan".

FMZam said...

We can learn what our army is like by studying our ORBAT. We can even get surprised by learning through the ORBAT to know we are not strong enough. It is good and always good to say to our people that we are NOT STRONG ENOUGH than forever boasting for political reason that our army is strong.

The problem with our army, when they see the ORBAT, they see only their ORBAT, they don't see their ORBAT with that of other armies ORBAT or with that of the potential enemy's ORBAT. Or they see but do nothing about it.

To know our own ORBAT is to know ourselves, our strength and weaknesses. To know our enemy's ORBAT is to KNOW YOUR ENEMY!

komando said...

We can never get the stuff we want because the big guns decides, I have that before.

FM ZAM knows better!

We buy 2nd hand stuff, discarded in the desert in cocoons !

So THE CURRENT Generals are all ball lickers! PERIOD..

THE ONLY GENERAL WORTH TALKING ABOUT IS THE FORMER PAT....

GEN SANI MAN WHO BANG THE TABLES IN THE DAMN STUPID PARLIAMENT NO OTHERS WILL DO IT AND WILL NEVER FIND ANOTHER..

NOT IN MY LIFE TIME AT LEAST !

FMZam said...

Saudara Komando, tuan - tuan yang dihormati,

Mana-mana general yang menyokong kenyataan Najib dan pemimpin-pemimpin negara sebelum Najib, dalam menyatakan angkatan tentera kita mampu mempertahankan negara, hanya tuhan saja yang tau apa yang tersirat didalam hati mereka.

Apa yang tersurat di hadapan kita ialah kita tidak mampu pun untuk menjatuhkan walau satu jet tentera asing yang meceroboh ruang angkasa kita yang diperkosa "every now and then".

God save our land.

FMZam said...

Well before we start marching into a battle zone, the first thing in the mind of every good general is to bring onto the enemy the correct Combat Strength Value (CSV) at the Line of Departure (LD). Between here and the LD is all, but the Killing Ground for his soldiers where the enemy will try to make his "fat army" become a "thin army" by the time they reach the objective.

That is my perception on Mobility and Survivability.