Discipline is a virtue of a Muslim warrior

Major Zaidi Ahmad TUDM

Adhering to discipline and command as long as it does not directly contravene God’s prohibition on a conduct as a warrior, is an Islamic virtue.

Pro-Anwarista online news portal story:

Found guilty, indelible ink whistle-blower says ‘see you in Allah’s court’

BY MUZLIZA MUSTAFA

Published: 12 January 2015

Royal Malaysian Air Force officer Major Zaidi Ahmad was today found guilty of violating protocol in revealing problems with the indelible ink used in the May 2013 general elections. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, January 12, 2015.
Royal Malaysian Air Force officer Major Zaidi Ahmad was today found guilty of violating protocol in revealing problems with the indelible ink used in the May 2013 general elections. – The Malaysian Insider pic by Najjua Zulkefli, January 12, 2015.
Air Force Major Zaidi Ahmad was today found guilty by a military court of two charges of violating protocol in revealing problems with the indelible ink used in the May 2013 general election.

Asked by the court martial to appeal for a lighter sentence, the 45-year-old Royal Malaysian Air Force officer said he would meet his accusers and judges in the afterlife in “Allah’s court”.

After pronouncing Zaidi guilty, the panel allowed him to produce a witness to support his appeal for a lighter sentence and gave him time to address the military panel.

Zaidi charged the panel with having a political agenda, and said they were more concerned with “filling their stomachs” than using their heads.
This caused the court to interrupt his speech. As he continued speaking, he was stopped again and told to respect the court.

This prompted Zaidi to end his speech abruptly, telling the court that he had nothing more to say if he was not allowed the freedom to speak.

“I have nothing more to say. Jumpa nanti di mahkamah Allah (meet again in Allah’s court),” he said.

Earlier today, the panel court ruled that the prosecutors had managed to establish a prima facie case against Major Zaidi in two out of seven charges made against him.

The panel, led by presiding officer Col Saadon Hasnan, said eight witnesses had been called to the stand since the trial began in May 2013.

“The prosecutors have managed to create a prima facie case against the accused for the second and the third charges and therefore, we found him guilty for the two charges,” said Saadon.

He earlier announced that Major Zaidi will be representing himself in court as the defence counsel ‘could not attend the proceeding’.

“The defence counsel could not attend the court, but the court will still resume,” he said before proceeding to announce the verdict.

Zaidi was found guilty for breaching two standing orders – speaking to the media without the consent of the Defence Ministry, and sharing confidential information with the media without the consent of the Armed Forces Council under Section 50 of Armed Forces Act 1972

Saadon in delivering the decision said that the accused had been given the chance to defend himself, but chose to remain silent.

Prosecutor Rose Annuar Aripin asked the court to make Major Zaidi’s case as an exemplary case for the benefit of all, including those in the Armed Forces.

“He is also one of the top officers in charge of his squadron and therefore he should be punished heavily,” said Rose Annuar.

Rose Annuar added as someone with more than 20 years in the service, Zaidi should be aware of what he was doing and should have been more mature in his actions.

The court adjourned for three hours and will resume at 2pm today where the court will decide on the sentence. – January 12, 2015.

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In the case on election day in 3 May 2013, Major Zaidi Ahmad clearly breached the Armed Forces Act prohibiting him from talking and giving a statement to media without proper consent.

It is believed that Major Zaidi as an officer of His Majesty’s Air Force, wanted to make a political statement from the dock when the presiding court martial judge stopped him.

Manipulating the indiscriminate name of God in vain, to portray innocence for breaching a rule that he has sworn to conduct himself by, is definitely not it. Islam is very stern and consistent for a warrior to obey command.

Published in: on January 12, 2015 at 15:00  Comments (13)