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MAF image is tarnished by joint training and joint patrolling with the police

Crime prevention: The newly-formed integrated police-army security team patrolling downtown Kota Damansara yesterday.

I wonder under what section in the Military Act allows a military personnel be assigned to road patrolling during the peace time.

When you downgrade armed forces duty to “jaga jalan” in combating petty crime with the police, MAF’s image is no more than a Nepal security guard. I feel ashamed as an ex-service man.

MAF’s top guns should be professional and remain neutral in politics with one loyalty to the King.

Nizar’s allegation seditious: armed forces

News 2012-04-26 16:54

KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 (Bernama) — The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) regard the baseless allegation by Perak opposition leader Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin linking the MAF and the prime minister to the outcome of the coming general election as seditious.

MAF chief General Tan Sri Zulkefli Mohd Zin told a news conference here that following the allegation, the MAF would lodge a police report so that the matter could be investigated and action taken against the individual responsible.

He said the whole MAF fraternity was displeased with the Pasir Panjang assemblyman’s baseless accusation as it had the motive of tarnishing the image and credibility of the prime minister and MAF.

Mohammad Nizar at a recent ceramah was reported to have alleged that the prime minister had called for a meeting with MAF top guns and senior officials and asked them to do “something” if Barisan Nasional loses in the coming general election.

Mohammad Nizar, who was menteri besar during the opposition’s short rule in Perak, had also allegedly said that the military top guns disagreed and that they would be with the people, following which a heated argument ensued between Najib and them.

Also present at the news conference were Army chief General Datuk Zulkifli Zainal Abidin, Royal Malaysian Air Force chief General Tan Sri Rodzali Daud and Royal Malaysian Navy deputy chief Vice-Admiral Datuk Mohammed Noordin Ali.

Zulkefli said such a seditious political statement could cause public confusion and threaten security.

“Of late, some irresponsible quarters with vested political interests have been trying to poison the minds of the people with the aim of eroding public confidence in the MAF and ruling government.

“Therefore, the people are urged not to be influenced by the baseless accusations of these irresponsible individuals as MAF members are professional and will always uphold the Constitution,” he said.

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Tredy says:

Finally we see the true intent of Najib’s blue ocean strategy to get armed forces to join force with police (and Rela and Silat exponents) to stage a coup should BN lose in the general election. Possibly he will declare himself as a dictator and end the monarchy.

Speedy Gonzalez says:

gomen sending signal to people not to play play on the streets ?

i think sit-in is a save bet. however, walking to the venues before sit-in just behave.