I wish to congratulate (though late) the following army officers who have been promoted recently to the top three positions of the army hierarchy. They are:
1. Chief of Army, Gen Datuk Hj. Zulkifly Hj. Zainal Abidin whose previous appointment was the Deputy Chief of Army.
2. Deputy Chief of Army, Lt Gen Datuk Seri Panglima Ahmad Hasbullah Mohd Nawawi whose previous appointment was the Commander Field Army.
3. Commander Field Army, Lt Gen Datuk Zulkipli Kassim, whose previous appointment was the Commander 4th Infantry Division.
Having known them (though cursory for some), I can however place my trust and confidence in their ability to shape the army to meet new challenges in the times ahead. To me, they represent a new crop of army officer who are highly intelligent, professional, responsible and whose style of leadership are well liked by the officers and men they lead.
They are officers of the highest integrity and holds firmly to their religious beliefs. I trust that they are incorruptible to the worldly temptations that have been rooted in some leaders of the recent past, and of which I was thoroughly ashamed of.
My only hope is that they can institute and inculcate a new culture in the army that is based upon trust, royalty, integrity, professionalism and most of all the fear towards the all Mighty. And remember too that the army’s loyalty is towards King and country first.
Finally, may the blessing and guidance of Allah swt be upon them.
CRUSADE AGAINST CORRUPTION