The Sun (Malaysia)

New leadership lineup for army


KUALA LUMPUR: The army will receive several new top leaders starting today, including the army chief, army deputy chief and western field commander, said outgoing Army Chief Jen Tan Sri Mohammad Ab Rahman.

He said Army Deputy Chief Lt-Jen Datuk Muhammad Hafizuddea­in Jantan will take over as the 30th army chief, adding that the Western Field Commander Lt-Jen Datuk Muhammad Fauzi Tengku Ibrahim will replace Muhammad Hafizuddea­in.

“Apart from that, Second Infantry Division Commander Mejar-Jen Datuk Muhammad Huzaimi Sabri will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant-general and will serve as the new western field commander.

“I will hand over the reins of the army to the army deputy chief, who is being promoted to general and appointed as the 30th army chief,” he told a press conference at the 29th Army Chief Appreciati­on Parade at Kem Perdana Sungai Besi yesterday.

“I would like also to thank the media, which have been direct liaison agents to the community in providing and disseminat­ing informatio­n related to the role and general responsibi­lities of the army,” he said.

The parade comprised 12 detachment­s with 46 officers and 1,110 servicemen of various ranks, led by Lt-Kol Mohd Azroi Ariffin Shah, who is commanding officer of the 23rd Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment.

The ceremony involved the colours of seven regiments and corps of the army – the Royal Malay Regiment, Royal Ranger Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps, Royal Signals Regiment, Royal Engineer Regiment, Royal Artillery Regiment and Royal Logistics Corps.

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