Saturday, December 19, 2009

RMAF JET ENGINE GONE MISSING!

I was awakened by a call from a friend this morning who had asked me if I knew anything about the news of a stolen RM50 million jet engine from the RMAF base at Sg. Besi, Kuala Lumpur. I replied that I knew nothing about the stolen jet engine, and he then asked me to quickly get the NST papers for the news.

Sure enough, the news was splashed in NST bottom front page and the story continued on page 9. I just could not believe in what I read; a whole jet engine i.e. a General Electric J8-21A afterburner turbojet engine for the F-5E Tiger 11 and RF-5E Tigereye, and including the service and maintenance record as well. I do not know whether to laugh or cry; a whole jet engine gone missing reportedly since late last year. This is a kind of story that makes a good movie, and I believe many producers from Bollywood would want to capitalised on such a story.

The news report says that a joint RMAF/PDRM investigation have revealed the involvement of four people i.e. three civilians and one RMAF personnel. It is believed that the engine is no longer in the country, and its whereabouts was not disclosed.

Obviously, there is a serious lapse in security at the RMAF base i.e. a facility that is guarded by armed RMAF personnel on a 24 hours basis, with no alternative route out, other then the one main entrance/exit route.

The concern now is what else are likely to be stolen. If a jet engine could pass the main gates, probably on a 3 ton lorry, I see no reason for smaller items to get pass as well. Could that small item be weapons, and weapons can be dismantled in smaller pieces, and hidden in the most inconspicuous places. As reported, the former Chief of Air Force who is currently the Chief of Defence Force has said that, “the stolen engine might just be the tip of the iceberg”, implying that there might be other equipments gone missing “as far back as 2007”. Or is he in the full knowledge that there are indeed other equipments missing, but kept under wraps.

Such a statement by a former Chief of Air Force does not bode well for the RMAF. And indeed, he has to accept a portion of blame and responsibility for the loss, that I would dubbed the 'mother of all losses'.

I suppose this loss is no big deal when compared to the PKFZ fiasco, or the costs overran for the double tracking electric train project. And when I called a friend to ask him for his views regarding this unusual loss, his reply was simply, “Malaysia Boleh”. And I suppose, if it was a whole aircraft gone missing, the reply would be the same.

I am curious to know what will be the action taken by the RMAF and the government over this incredible incident. Will there be heads rolling, and if there are, whose heads will fall first. Your guess is as good as mine.


CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION

37 comments:

maurice said...

Oh dear, first time in Malaysian history (maybe it is a world history) that an aircraft engine has gone missing from the custody of an airforce organization.

Shameful and unacceptable!

Plainly shows the organization inefficiency and incompetence.

I wonder what is next coming from the Armed Forces after this!

Malaysia Boleh!

askarsusu said...

BETUL DATO, SILAP2 BESOK SUBMERNIE PUNYA PART YG BARU TU PUN BOLEH HILANG...(MASUK POKET ORG2 TERTENTU LAH....HEHEHE)SILAP2 GAK YG KAT ATAS TU DAH TAU LAMA TAPI WAT TAK TAU AJE... ALKISAH N ALMAKLUM.... HEHEHEHEEE

artic turban said...

Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.
“The investigations revealed RMAF’s logistics system was foolproof.' This is PROOF, Ahmad Zahid is a FOOL. No system is 'foolproof', its only as good as the personnel implementing it, in these case FOOLS..
Here is a riddle, How do you lose a fighter jet engine?
Answer: ASK THE MALAYSIAN AIR FORCE.

Capt's Longhouse said...

,,,hohohoo !! the RMAF is/was capable enough to purchase fighter jets that never took off from its desert warehouse before too !.
,,,not a big surprise as far as I goes, as such I left her to those that involve themselves in hawking and peddling !?. Not my type of flying i guess ?.
,,,A typical case of another Malaysian dilemma and materialistic manipulations/corruption/criminal activities that could easily be stopped with personnel and leadership of right values and spiritual well-being.
,,,to my serving buddies, the lesson is short but the message strong ; STAY AHEAD !!

Mustang said...

We have to accept & admit that in this country there is no more Shocks or Surprises.

artic turban said...

The crooks involved in this theft should be charged with Treason charges, The problem in Malaysia is when you have incompetent apple polishers promoted to Powerful positions which they have no idea of running.
Dear Sir, A salute to a proud Principled Warrior. Thank You Sir for standing up to the bigots, with your letter in Malaysiakini regarding the Indian Plight. Our Politicians seem to have lost their way.

komando said...

Malaysia is the best country in this WORLD...TRULY THE BEST!

CAN EVEN SELL THE SUB AFTER THIS TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER!
WAY TO GO!

TO ALL SERVING MEN AND WOMEN PLEASE USE A FACE MASKED FROM NOW ON !
NOT BECAUSE OF H1N1 THOUGH!

IT IS A BIG SHAME & SHAM...PLEASE HIDE YOUR FACES!


LUCKY GUYS WE ARE RETIRED AND NOT RETARDED!

PHEWWWWWWWWWWWW WIT

komando said...

One very poor private soldier wanted to make it in life, after seeing what luxuries that money can buy he said why not if not!

So the story goes......hollywood stuff....

EAGLE said...

Dato'
What a jerk this Armed Forces especially The RMAF!!!
The present CDF is the former Chief of Air Force, wonder how he got the top job in the Malaysian Armed Forces when his KPI as the Air Force Chief is a total failure!!! What a clueless man the nation has to be in charge of the defense? Alahai Menteri Pertahanan!!! what a choice? Will the heads roll or just another "kambing Hitam" will be slaughtered.
It was also heard that the RMAF recently bought a new MB339 from Italy without the engine just the body-what a jerk!!!. Ada masuk akal ke.May be the one and only one in the world!!!!
Dalam tentera macam macam ada dan hancur lah pertahanan negara when we have clown and mediocre running the organization.

Capt's Longhouse said...

,,,for your reading pleasure and head count of our RMAF aircraft inventory plus some history but unfortunately spare parts were not listed out plus the missing from actual flight action !! i.e. the purchased 88 surplus Ex US Navy McDonnell Douglas A-4C Skyhawks and Grumman Bethpage refurbished 40 of the airframes into the A-4PTM configuration (similar to A-4M standard). … A bloody big con job, i might say here !!.

,,,The Royal Malaysian Air Force(Malay: Tentera Udara DiRaja Malaysia) was formed in 1958 as the “Tentera Udara Diraja Persekutuan” or Royal Malayan Air Force. However, its roots could be traced to the Malayan Auxiliary AF formations of the British Royal Air Force in then colonial Malaya .
,,,The first aircraft for the fledgling air force was a Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer named “Lang Rajawali” by the then Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman . Several Malayans serving with the Royal Air Force transferred to the Royal Malayan Air Force. The role played by TUDM was limited initially to communications and the support of ground operations against communist insurgents. TUDM received the first combat aircraft with the delivery of 20 Canadair CL41G Tebuan(an armed version of the Canadair Tutor trainer). TUDM also received the AĆ©rospatiale Alouette III helicopters, used in the liaison role.

,,,With the formation of Malaysian Federation on September 16th, 1963 , the name of the force was changed to “Tentera Udara Diraja Malaysia” or Royal Malaysian Air Force”. New types introduced into service included the Handley Page Herald transport and the De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou . TUDM received the Sikorsky S-61A-4 helicopters in the late sixties and early seventies and used in the transport role. TUDM gained an air defence capability when the Australian Government donated 10 ex- RAAF Commonwealth Aviation CA27 Sabre fighters. These were based at the Butterworth Air Base.

,,,After the withdrawal of British military forces from Malaysia and Singapore at the end of 1971, a five-nation agreement between Malaysia , Singapore , New Zealand , Australia , and the United Kingdom was concluded to ensure defense against external aggression. The Royal Australian Air Force maintained a Mirage IIIO squadron at the Butterworth Air Base as part of its commitment to the Five Power Defence Agreement. This squadron has been withdrawn since 1983 though occasional deployments of RAAF aircraft continue.

Capt's Longhouse said...

,,,With the withdrawal of the British military forces, TUDM underwent gradual modernisation in the 1970s and through the 1990s. The CA27 Sabre were replaced by 16 Northrop F-5E Tigers . A reconnaisance capability was acquired with the purchase of 4 RF-5E Tigereye aircraft.
,,,TUDM also purchased 88 surplus Ex US Navy McDonnell Douglas A-4C Skyhawks and Grumman Bethpage refurbished 40 of the airframes into the A-4PTM configuration (similar to A-4M standard). TUDM has looked to the west for its purchases, primarily to the United States. However, limitation imposed by the United States on “new technology’ to the region such as the AIM-120 AMRAAM fire and forget air to air missiles has made TUDM to consider purchases from Russia and other eastern bloc nations.

,,,The 90’s saw the arrival first with the BAE Hawk Mk108/208 which replaced the T/A-4PTM’s followed by the MiG-29N/NUB in 1995 to take on the air superiority role, and finally the delivery of the F/A-18D in 1997 to provide the all weather interdictor capability.
,,,In 2003 a contract was signed for eighteen Su-30MKM ’s for delivery in 2006 / 2007 to complement the MiG-29s.
,,,TUDM is also contemplating exchanging the F/A-18D with the more capable F/A-18F models coming into service with the US Marines . TUDM is also looking for an AWACS aircraft, though no form orders has been place.

,,,Ten Mi-171Sh(Mi-8AMTSh) helicopters worth $120 million were ordered in 2003 . These helicopters will probably be used in the (C)SAR role as support for the ageing S-61 Nuri’s. Another 39 Mi-171’s could be purchased. Lucky or unlucky this purchased never did materialised !?.
,,,The requirement for attack helicopters remain unfulfilled at present, though an armed version of the Agusta A109 has been considered. Interest in the Denel Rooivalk seems to have cooled down. Apparently the Army Air Wing followed up with this requirement and had purchased a few of it.

Present TUDM assets include :

Fighters
14 x MiG-29 N
2 x MiG-29 NUB
8 x F/A-18 D Hornet
7 x Aermacchi MB-339A
17 X MB-339C (Ex- RNZAF aircraft procured in 2003 but yet to be in service)
16 x BAe Hawk 208
6 x BAe Hawk 108
2 x Northrop RF5E Tigereye
3 x Northrop F5F
10 x F5E Tiger II
18 x SU 30MKM (on order, delivery 2006 )
Transport
8 x Hercules C-130 -30
2 x Hercules C-130
4 x Hercules KC-130H Aerial tanker (2 on conversion)
8 x Cessna 402Bcommunications transport
8 x CN235-220M
2 x CN235-220M VIP
1 x Boeing 737-700 BBJ VIP
1 x Bombardier Global Express VIP
1 x Bombardier CRJ-700 Regional Jet VIP
1 x Dassault FALCON 900BVIP
1 x F28-1000 Fellowship VIP
Maritime
4 x Beechcraft Super Kingair B200T MPA
2 x Lockheed Hercules PC-130H
Helicopter
AĆ©rospatiale Alouette IIIB (transferred to the Army Air Wing)
28 x Sikorsky S61A-4 Nuri
2 x Agusta Sikorsky A56-N1 VIP
1 x Agusta A-109C VIP
2 x Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk (VIP configuration)
Training aircraft
36 x Pilatus PC-7
8 x Pilatus PC-7MkII
20 x MD3-160 Aerotiga
3 X CTRMEagle ARV( UAV )
DHC-4A Caribou has been retired from active service
Airbases include RMAF Alor Setar (Training), RMAF Butterworth, RMAF Kuantan, RMAF Kuala Lumpur-Subang, RMAF Kuala Lumpur-Sungai Besi, RMAF Kuching and RMAF Labuan . A new airfiled has been rebuilt in Gong Kedak in Kelantan .

Cheers !

SysOp said...

If jet engine which is much bigger that the size of Perodua Kancil has being subject to theft in ATM secured area, I wonder what else can be missing too...

Maybe some Laser Guided Bomb or Missile can also be missing too?

Why don't our Defence Minister be missing too. I'm sure people (rakyat) will be gratitude if our Defence Minister gone missing one day... hahaha..

By the way... If this the standard of security our Armed Force are trying to show to us. If does I'm sure we'll be a laughing stock in the next LIMA and DSA convention and shows.

Hahaha ....

C++
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eli said...

Nothing new. This nature of 'missing' has been going on for long time within the MAF, let it be the army,navy or air force. It could not happen without the help of corrupt internal staff working with the 'syndicate'. I will be surprise that the 'missing engine' will make its way back to the system either as a whole unit or as spare parts. The MAF logistics procurement system is not that fool proof.

'Habis duit raayat' but no one cares.

ArshadRaji said...

Dear Capt Longhouse,

Thanks for keeping us updated on the history of the RMAF. I suppose many in the RMAF do not know its history, especially the younger ones, and your write-up is a usual source of info. Thanks once again.

maurice said...

Rt Hon Minister of Defence and Chief of Air Force,

Would like to suggest the RMAF personnel involved in the case be tried under the Armed Forces Act 1972.

Since we are still technically under Emergency Rule, the crime could be considered treason with appropriate punishment.

The military leadership need to send strong message that such an act is totally unacceptable from members of the MAF who have sworn allegiance of loyalty to King and Country.

Capt's Longhouse said...

,,,putting my hat as an Psychoanalyst as part of my previous function being an Logistics Strategist & Planner my read of the existing RMAF primary function from her inventory is that she is just the VIP/VVIP line up of air drivers to servant the Political War Lords and King's Makers.
,,,her key air transport role for the servicemen has also indeed gone down the drain with ageing hardwares such as the old bird, Nuri which basicly is an maritime chopper forced to be skillfully 'cowboy' in the malaysian jungles BUT will eventually meet her faith against the high mountains due to lacking in performance criteria and proper instrumentation to fly away safely.
,,,the primary chopper role nowadays using all the available 'if' serviceable choppers to fly in formation with dangerously dangling flags for MERDEKA fly pass until the day which would come if they continue this stupid & dangerous stun, to see them crashing down after an mid-air accident just awaiting its day !!.
,,,fighter jets of all kinds, rejects of the trade purchased as collectables or antiques, are displayed at LIMA proudly as the Nation's air defence to the locals gathered on paradise Langkawi more so for tourism and promotion of minyak Gamat the key Malaysian product that apparently has its so deem traditional value in the field of body massage with we can't compete with our Thai ladies.
,,,losing an engine even on ground has not only exposed her weakness BUT telling the world of its rm50M value for such scrap !! THEY must be kidding BUT unfortunately true yet most unbelieving ?.

Geee !!....WHAT REALLY IS HAPPENING ??????.better start believing !!!!!!.
......Malaysia Boleh mah.......

askarsusu said...

YBhg Dato,
Saya nak minta tolong Dato komen kita punya PT91M prototype tu lah, takut lak nanti jadi macam kes ini bila masa akan datang, saya diberitahu PT91M nie ada 8 sistem yang bebeza yang menjadikan dia prototype.. jgn lah jadi macam Scorpion dan stormer yang akhir nie kat COD spares nye yang kita simpan bernilai melebihi RM70juta lepas tu tak boleh pakai lak.. kata ada ILS tapi semua nya tak teratur.. siapa yang salah ni... sudah tentu political master lah ye?? YBhg Dato bekas panglima Mekanis jadi Dato paling layak utk komen kot... kalau Dato ada masa lah...TQ Dato..(Kalo Dato dah komen saya minta maaf ye... saya rasa rugi aje kalau kita tak bantu manage duit rakyat malaysia dgn betul kan??)

ab halim said...

Mother of all losses ... prior to jet engine, Chief of Air Force's staff car was stolen from the same base, remember ? surely this time it's not the work of chickens but eagles from above. If it's in Japan or Korea not only Chief of Air Force, the minster would have resigned ... it took so long to make public, who was the Defence Minister then ?

askarsusu said...

Alah Bro, present PTD pun pernah hilang staff car masa dia komandan MTAT... hehehe

John said...

MALU! MALU! MALU!

WIRA said...

Hello Dato',
It looks like your blog has transformed into a shooting gallery. Of late there has been too much unsavoury words printed by bloggers commenting on serving MAF personalities. I cannot help but view these comments with reservation. Of course, right or wrong, everyone is entitled to their opinion.
True, things get lost. Even a ship carrying 6000 tonnes of diesel can get lost in the Pacific to appear 6 months later in a Chinese port..So what's new?
For as long as there are crooks in the system, things can get pilferred. Even items as big as 3 tonners or main Battle Tank.
So let justice takes its course. Tan Sri Azizan has taken steps no other MAF General has done in discharging 20 officers under section 9.(No pension, no gratituity and having their service expunged from the record)
So it should be kudos rather than the bile that some of you has thrown at him.
True, the RMAF recently bought 8 Aeromacchi trainers from FinMechanicca but without engines. This is because the model MB 339C/D is already about to be replaced, hence the lack of engines. RR, the engine manufacturer has stopped producing them. So why did the RMAF buy this model anyway knowing fully well its replacement is already available and under way??
Don't lah blame Azizan for this because it was decided by Nik Ismail and T S Subahan. Tanyalah siapa dia agen FinMechanicca kat sini?? Siapa yang kaya raya. As far as I know Azizan tu bet golf pun thirty ten ten aja. Lebih daripada tu mula lah dia mengelupur... Taklah macam T S Ismail dan T S yang baru bersara tu. Dengarnya mereka kalau # three one one tu mesti tiga roda. Menang-kalah beribu....Sebulan gaji full general pun tak cukup..
Another aspect of the Macchi deal was why did Mindef reject the offer made by the RNZAF for 17 MB339 C/D including simulator plus all the spares for USD 100 Million? Would it have not solved the RMAFs fighter lead in training problems. What can 8 airframes do today compared to 16 plus 1 airframe offered by New Zealand.
Like cars, An aircraft is only as new as its engines--when the engines go, so will the airframes!
So in order to make the 8 MB339 C/Ds continue flying, the RMAF will have to stock up on a lot of second/hand engines. Memang cartoon punya cerita..
So Eagle, please don't hantam sahaja..periksa dulu.
To Tan Sri Azizan, to most of us who know, we appreciate a job well done...
Keep up the good work. Hope we see more of your type at the helm of the MAF in the future...

maurice said...

Dear Wira,

You said, "True, the RMAF recently bought 8 Aeromacchi trainers from FinMechanicca but without engines."

Just to clarify, what you meant was spare engines.Is that correct?

maurice said...

PAT, Jen TS Azizan perlu memikirkan dasar dan mekanisme yang baru bagi menjaga aset ATM.

Barangkali tidak keterlaluan jika dicadangkan penubuhan sebuah organisasi dibawah pemerintahan Markas ATM bagi menangai isu/masalah ini.

Aset kepolisan dan penguatkuasaan yang terdapat dalam Tentara Darat, Laut dan Udara perlu disatu dan digabungkan (centralized) dibawah pemerintahan PAT sendiri.

Barulah PAT ada kuasa dan manpower untuk mencantas kesiapsagaan keselamatan fisikal setiap kem terpenting ATM.

taming said...

The big commercial oil tanker can go missing in the open seas for all I care but losing a military jet engine in a RMAF base is big joke, unacceptable, shameful and it just reflects an organizational and leadership inefficiency!

How can the RMAF defend the nation when the organization fails to protect its own aircraft engine in a well guarded military base from being stolen?

Please WIRA, if anyone were to go by your standard the RMAF will lose everything in the future including AMRAAMs or even PTU's underwears!

Nobody should blame Azizan alone because his surbordinate commanders and men are equally responsible for the loss of the F5
engine. However, he was the RMAF Chief and he is responsible and accountable for the all the public property in the RMAF! In other countries, the MATRA CO, Base Commander, The Command Panglima and Chief of Air Force would have resigned to save the service!

RM 50 millions for old J85-21 engine is mere rubbish! Even FA-18 and Mig-29 engine would cost less than RM 15 millions! There must be more to it. The PAT ( former PTU) claimed that this case could be only the tip of the iceberg! Wow, it appears as if there are more similar cases happening in the RMAF!

Why is the RMAF trying to sweep this case under the carpet? Why wait for more than 2 years before calling the police to be involved in invesestigation?

To best of my knowledge the military do conduct Boards of Inquiry over cases such as the lost jet engine but why wasn't it done? I can smell the RMAF was trying to hide something and I suspect there were more engines and aircraft parts "stolen" by the syndicate!

Irrespective of what has been done by Azizan in dismissing some of the culprits involved I feel that Minister Zahid Hamidi must appoint a neutral team to conduct a thorough investigation, bearing in mind that the present PAT is also the interested party who must be investigated to clear his name.

For WIRA, almost all retired RMAF seniors including ex-RMAF Chiefs whom I talked to, feel that this
F-5E engine "stealing" case is a disgrace and should have NEVER happened!

Every single RMAF guy led by Dato Rodzali MUST buck up before the RMAF loses the SUKHOI-30MK next!

arieeff said...

@askarsusu,
Jangan hanya komen for the sake of commenting, get your facts right.
1. PT-91M is not a Prototype Tank.
2. Memang saya setuju, PT-91M menggunakan 8 sistem yang berbeza, tetapi kesemua 8 sistem ini diuji sebelum dipasang (bukan beli daripada shelf dan terus pasang) dan ini membuatkan PT-91M one of the best MBT dalam ini.
3. Cakap pasal Scorpion dan Stomer, kamu tahu tak usia Scorpion dan Stomer dalam service TD. Kamu tahu tak how much it saves in dollah dan cent duit rakyat. (Kalau boleh memanglah TD nak obseletekan kedua-dua old junk ini).
4. I don't think Datuk ever commanded a Mech Bde. (Get your facts correct).
5. "Present PTD pun pernah hilang staff car masa dia komandan MTAT". Pernah dengar tak Pegawai Angkut Bermotor, Pegawai Waran Angkut Bermotor? Itu bukan kerja Komandan MTAT nak jaga keretalah, Komandan ada banyak kerja lain. It is the responsibility of the driver and the MTO.

askarsusu,
http://humour.200ok.com.au/img/bigcupofshutthefuckup.jpg

askarsusu said...

hehehe.. tq bro areif.. tentu yang arief kan..? kita cakap dgn facts gak bro, bro tau masa hilang keta TS kat mana? kat depan rumah dia lah bro.. tak kan tu pun MTO or MT Sjn nak jaga kot?? hehehe.. Dato Arshad yang cakap dia penah command Mekanis Bgd bukan saya... mungkin masa tu baru nak jadi Bgd Besi kot belum mekanis...hehehe.. ok bukan prototype.. cuma seal pattern aje lah..ermmmm memang banyak beza lah kan... tapi seal pattern yang belum ada pattern tu bukan LEBIH KURENG prototype ke???? last but not least usia besi buruk tu memang lah dah lama sebelum awak masuk askar dah ada lah kot.. bro jgn lah emosional.. saya askarsusu aje nak tau gak.. kalau saya salah saya minta ampun ye bro.. lagi pun saya tanya YBhg Dato bukan yang kurang arieff.. hehehe... ampun ye bro i meant no harm... heheheheeee

askarsusu said...

Bro arieff, yang saya pertikaikan spares kat COD tu... don't get me wrong.. nak buat apalah kt simpan stok yang berjuta-juta pengabisan tak boleh guna??? tak berdosa ke? mana lah g duit tu????? buat betting main golf ke macam bro wira cakap tu.. (kalo tak betul dosa tau bro wira) ILS lah worm to tumb lah semua belajar.. tapi tak penah praktik pun... kita ni bukan apa bench marked dah ada kalo bos-bos macam TS Sany pun cukup lah mesti kita terus dihormati oleh awam.. bukan dikuda kan aje dgn politician.. Yes political master rule tapi kita perlu dengar dari peringkat bahawan gak.. bro sok jadi jeneral nak jadi macam tu ke? atau nak pencen flexi post aje.. tapi kalo bro dah g or nak g mpat selamat lah.. or bro punya cable beso.. ok lah.. mana lah tau bro anak ex PTD ke??? hehehe... tapi yang penting yang pandang rendah pada yang beri pandangan ini.. jangan ingat kita org nie buta nak tak tau apa yang berlaku.. ini semua ada hikmah.. yang penting nawaitu pandangan kita.. macam ustaz kata saya becakap adalah untuk mengingatkan diri saya dan diri saudara-saudara bro.. tapi cara bro cakap dgn kami macam kami jahil sangat.. maaf ye...huahuahua..

Hang Jebat said...

Dato'

Dalam tentera ni banyak betul perintah dan arahan berkaitan keselamatan yang dikeluarkan. Kadang-kadang sampai bertindih (overlapping). Tak tau mana nak ikut. Masalahnya ialah pelaksanaan dan penguatkuasaan kepada perintah dan arahan yang tak betul. Ramai yang bersikap 'complacence' dan ambil mudah.

Sudah berapa kali tentera dicemari dan dimalukan dengan insiden sebegini. Dulu yang terbesar adalah 'weapon heist' di unit askar wataniah. Sekarang hilang injin jet. Agaknya satu hari nanti ada Panglima yang kena culik.

Sampai bila nak sedar?

Saya masih berkhidmat. Saya berdoa dan berusaha insiden sebegini tidak berlaku dalam pemerintahan saya. Amin.

komando said...

Deh brother semua...pernah dengar TAK istilah "ASKAR LAY-OUT"

TU YANG DAH JADI KEPADA ATM SEKARANG:
"HANYA SEDAP DENGAR CERITA, SEDAP PANDANG SEDAP MULUT BERCAKAP SAHAJA"
SEMUA WAYANG KULIT!
MANA ADA SUBSTANCE?

THE DAY WE LOST THE GAME WAS THE DAY THE CPM OR CT's DECIDED TO STOP THE WAR!

WE LOST OUR DIRECTION AND PURPOSE TOTALLY!

WE FOUGHT AGAINST & AMONGST OUR OWN SELVES, INSTEAD OF THE COMMON ENEMY !

THEY FOUGHT TO GAIN THE NEXT HIGHER PROMOTION AND THE BEST POSTINGS!

WHO IS TO BE BLAME ?
WHEN WE HAVE SELF CENTERED AND SELFISH LEADERS & LEADERSHIP!

PRIORITIES CHANGED SO MUCH THAT THE FUTURE MODERN SOLDIER WAS BORN AND INTRODUCED AS THE SMART SOLDIER, NO MORE THE WARRIOR SOLDIER, WHO FOUGHT WITH GUTS AND BRAVERY!

HE IS TO BE FIGHTING WITH INTEL AND INFO...BUT THEY FAILED, INSTEAD THEY USE THE INFO AND INTEL TO TURN INTO ROBBERS AND CHEATS!


OH GOD PLEASE BLESS THE ATM!

askarsusu said...

Komando Sir...
saya setuju bila bro.. kata..THE DAY WE LOST THE GAME WAS THE DAY THE CPM OR CT's DECIDED TO STOP THE WAR!
but if u asked DS David (daud) SingaporePenang.. dia bangga n dia kata effort dia.. bukan dia askar lama gak ke?? hehehe
tapi bila bro kata yang ini kami tak setuju lah coz it's sound emotional aje..
Deh brother semua...pernah dengar TAK istilah "ASKAR LAY-OUT"

TU YANG DAH JADI KEPADA ATM SEKARANG:
"HANYA SEDAP DENGAR CERITA, SEDAP PANDANG SEDAP MULUT BERCAKAP SAHAJA"
SEMUA WAYANG KULIT!
MANA ADA SUBSTANCE?
mesti ada kelebihan gak generasi skg.. kalo generasi skg salah.. kena salah bro gak tak hammered them hard enough..hehehe..
kalo bro dilahirkan skg pun belum tentu bro hebat gak.. mcm apa yg bro kutuk generasi skg.. ingat generai skg tak semangat ke nak apat PGB n SP... so jgn lah emotional sgt condem org skg.. kesian dia org.. hehehe.. take care sir.. BELAJAR BERKHIDMAT.. HEHEHE

arieeff said...

Deh... Brother Kommando, i think "ASKAR LAY-OUT" itu your timelah Deh.

Tuan, for your information, saya rasalah Malaysian officers and soldiers are better of than most of the soldiers kat luar sana. Tuan, don't just talk about your experience fighting CTs in the Malaysian jungle. If you still remember UNPROFO(misi kat Bosnia) tukar jadi IFOR. Malaysian troops were under the France Batt then, The Malaysian troops were redeployed to British Div Comd. towards the north. In the winter with temp below -20C the Malaysian redeployed and ready for operation within 2 weeks. No other country did that and they refused to redeploy in the winter. The Malaysian Troop did it. Talking about professionalism, our soldiers are way better than the rest, in term of discipline, work and knowledge. The only problem with the Malaysian we are not that well equipped.
Our soldiers were in Cambodia with Datuk, you can ask Datuk.
Our soldiers were in Somalia, have you ever heard of that?
Now our soldiers are in Lebanon, do you know that?
Kommando Sir, please don't undermine our soldiers. "WE ARE JUST SOLDIERS". Don't you think our soldiers don't want to be well equiped, who makes the decision here what weapon our soldiers should carry, what Fighting Vehicles our soldiers should be using, what tanks our soldiers should be using?
Tuan Kommando, have you ever worked with soldiers from Africa, South America, Middle East and even some European countries(i mean operations, not excercises). For you information Tuan, we are far better than them.
Sir, please don't undermine our soldiers.
"WE ARE JUST SOLDIERS"

Hang Jebat said...

Komando Sir,

I believed you left the service long time ago. And I understand your feelings about old time soldiering. But Sir, please do not undermine us today. Smart soldiers and thinking soldiers are part of our way of soldiering today. These are needed for the new dimension of warfare today and many more years to come. And of course, these values include guts and bravery too!

Sir, I served in both eras - days of the CTs and now. I got my Green Beret and served in Sg Udang Camp for 4 years before returning to my own Corp - RAMD. I was very deeply involved in many jungle operations as a young officer. I have my own command now and I know how to go about it. Insya'allah.

Blaming us all for the wrongdoings of our bosses are unacceptable, Sir.

GOD BLESS US ALL.

arieeff said...

Tuan Hang Jebat, thank you sir. I salute you sir.

komando said...

ASKAR SUSU, JEBAT & ARIEEFF

Good I have managed to struck some very exciting officers hearts....just what I wanted to do!

Exactly, the organization is a perfect one, what we have is bad officers, bad leaders and bad leadership!

So, kalau anda semua sedar perkara ini, ubahlah supaya ianya jadi lebih baik dan jangan biarkan sahaja, jangan buat tak tahu sahaja!

Berani tegur dan cakap, bukan di sini sahaja di blog,...cakap dengan panglima dan semua bos anda!

Jangan dihina sampai sebegini, malu satu negara dan dunia dengan cerita tidak masuk akal yang berlaku dalam ATM sekarang!

Kanser sekarang di ATM - Rasuah, seleweng, salahguna kuasa,pilih kasih, kroni dan sebagainya!

Untuk maklumat semua saya tidak lah begitu lama berpencen....saya adalah veteran CIW, dua kali ke Somalia,berada di Bosnia, ke Haiti dan last but not least berkhidmat di PBB New York....

Saya rasa kalau ada yang berkata dan anggap saya tidak tahu apa telah berlaku sebelum ini dan apa yang sedang berlaku dalam ATM,amat lah tidak betul dan tidak benar!


Dari awal sampai pencen, keadaan jadi bertambah kritikal...

Maka anda semua yang sedang berkhidmat harus lah buka mata dan hati untuk buat perubahan demi nama baik ATM...tidak kira apa jua pun kor atau service!

Kami yang dok hentam dan komen adalah askar pencen, kami tidak ada daya kecuali hentam sahaja dari luar supaya anda semua didalam sedar diri dan buat sesuatu yang terbaik!

Kalau nak kata saya tidak cuba untuk ubah dan membuat sesuatu pun tidak benar atau betul...saya dicop kepala BATU, kaki LAWAN...dan Disloyal officer...!

Semua nama yang tidak baik dan gelaran negatif saya dapat...saya berpencen atas prinsip...berani kerana betul dan benar!

Saya telah berkhidmat di pelbagai sekolah dan pusat latihan, dari :

PLR
Lateda
Pulada
PLPM

I am certain some of you are my students...and many of them do not like me...I am a trainer, indeed a very serious one and they cant buy me with a bottle of coke or a just a glass of soya bean!

My recruits have become officers and they remember me for life. I train them very hard and the saddest point was that the officer corp became too lame and too soft after the 80's!

Policy changed because too many Generals kids enlisted and wanted preferential treatment and that was when the rot started!

You can't train a soldier like a boy scout or a girl guide and expect him to be a good and brave soldier!

A lot of officers fall into the category of : "CARI MAKAN TYPES"..."suck the boss you know what" ..."CURI TULANG TYPES" ... & "WHEN THE SHIT HITS THE FAN THEY ARE THE FIRST TO RUN, THEY RUN REAL FAST ALSO!"

MIND YOU They are the ones who always gets the good courses,best jobs and best postings!

THAT IS WHY THE ORGANIZATION SUFFERS - TOO MANY YES MEN, YES SIR..TYPES! In the end you get Three big bags of bloody fools !

The good ones are fighters and they know what is right and what is wrong, and when they point it out they get chopped! They label you for life!

Most of the time, they want to hear only good news and only good things, not the bad news!

When one speaks the truth, it hurts them and they get angry and you are a made a victim of circumstances!

Bosses do not like smart Alexs, fools are far more better and easier to manipulate and rule over!

SO FELLOW OFFICERS TAKE THE CHALLENGE NOW, DO SOMETHING POSITIVE AND IMPROVE THE IMAGE OF THE ATM & THE GOOD NAME of NOBLE the PROFESSION AND for HEAVENS SAKE DO NOT BE "ASKAR LAY OUT" !

Saya dah merasa, MELALUI dan dah melihat semuanya..."seen it all and done it all"...

GOOD LUCK TO ONE AND ALL.

ONLY GOD IS ALWAYS RIGHT...NOT THE BOSS IS ALWAYS RIGHT!

komando said...

Ada lagi satu perkara askar muda semua....you have a heavy responsibility to shoulder..the country depends on you to serve,lead,defend and we trust you!

If you guys fail we are going to be doomed !

Orang pencen boleh tembak dari mulut sahaja...tapi andai kata dah desperate dan kalau perlu kami akan pakai balik uniform untuk pertahankan negara kita ini semua...

THIS IS OUR COUNTRY. WE SHALL DIE DEFENDING IT!

pendita said...

Dato,

Rasanya ada baiknya kalau diadakan `pilihanraya' untuk nak lantik pemimpin ATM (contoh PTD ke) akan datang. Barulah dia orangnya nampak `orang bawah'!.

askarsusu said...

kita undi... SAYA SETUJU 200%... hehehe