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.

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  1. It’s just damn indiscipline, and, at his rank, insubordination of a very high order, biadap and kurang ajar, saying those things to the Panel in court, not respecting the Military Court which symbolizes and, in fact, represents the YDP Agong and the Country that he swore to protect when taking the commission as an Officer.

    Never can one trust a bloke like that with a fighter jet and the like. He would have flown the jet to the enemy and offer his service to bring his own establishment down.

    Dismissal from Service is the minimum. He should be given more – custodial sentence, if such an offence provides for it. It must be a deterrent sentence. No such thing as a man in uniform not following orders. Resign if any does not want to, or have problems in following rules and regulations. As one of the Officers reportedly said, go back to the kampong and toreh getah.

    One seriously wonders how he was promoted up to the rank of Major. His peers and immediate superiors should have noticed his wavering personality over the years and non-respect for rules and regulations should have been observed and recorded in his confidential record of service for promotional evaluation purposes.

    Good riddance to him and the likes of him Watch him in case he does funny things out of vengeance. The rakyat need to feel safe with our men in uniform in the various categories and branches.

    • In war time, a soldier, especially an officer, helping the enemy would be shot by the firing squad.

      Zaidi was helping the enemy – Bersih, Anwar and the Pakatan anti-Election Commission, their propaganda regarding the indelible ink.

      Lucky it’s not war time. Only his service with the Air Force was shot dead. He was dismissed from service.

  2. Mengapa dia angkat tangan tunjuk V sign pulak tu? Kalau buat gitu salepas keputusan Mahkamah itu memberhentikan kerja dia, lagi kurang ajar la nampak nya.

    Sekarang dah kena berhenti kerja, dia nak aktif dalam politik, lantak lah dia. Jaga jangan dia menghasut sahaja.

    Kalau dia nak pergi jadi pilot di IS, ISIS ke apa, tangkap dia. Tiada ma’af bagi penderhaka.

  3. IMHO, this Zaidi fellow isnt a model or exemplary officer. He is 45 yrs old and still a major.

    Lets just say, he was admitted to RMAF officer cadet school in the late 80s. Means for over 26 years, he did not progress far despite being a pilot (depicted by the wings on his chest).

    He was never decorated much too.

    Probably his shelf life as a career airman was ending. Good that the military court boot him out.

    His post could be filled by a better flyer.

  4. After lawyer Eric Paulsen was arrested for sedition, the rakyatpost.com is now showing seditious tendencies, going to Twitter and Facebook looking for seditious comments and publishing them –

    “Convicted by the jury of his peers but Major Zaidi gets support of people

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12, 2015:

    The decision by the military court to dismiss Major Zaidi Ahmad from the Royal Malaysian Air Force today received much flak from the public.

    Zaidi, who was dismissed with immediate effect under Section 89 of the Armed Forces Act 1972, found many sympathisers, some of whom have since launched several Twitter hashtags to convey their support ..”
    ——————

    It’s nonsense of the rakyatpost.com glorifying Zaidi and talking about him as “Wira Rakyat”.

    And the arrogant Zaidi said he would not be making an appeal. Good. It’s now final that he will no longer be in the uniformed service of our nation. If his dismissal from service means no pension, that would deter others from doing similar traitorous acts.

    • Agree, seditious tendency fellows. For example, using the word “but” –

      “Convicted by the jury of his peers but Major Zaidi gets support of people”

  5. Loyalty to King and Country, and to follow his orders is the duty and sworn oath a soldier. The recent case is not about religion or politics that needs to be judged diakhirat. It is wrong for the Major Zaidi Ahamad to bring his political leaning into the equation in the first place and then religion as his defence. When he abdicates his sworn oath, the only right thing is for him to withdraw voluntarily or be removed from his duties and obligations. I think this is fair, just and good for him.

    • This kind of blokes will never “withdraw voluntarily”, bro. He will cling to it to his last drop of ….. But he knows, even if he appeals, the Court will be firm in saying no Officer not following rules and regulations and disrespecting the Court can stay in the Armed Forces.

      The rakyat been shouting for such blokes to be thrown into the gutters.

      Btw, he’s no longer a Major, bro. Dismissed with immediate effect, wasn’t it. He has arrogantly said he is not appealing. So the Armed Forces is closed to him.

  6. Those in the Police and the Armed Forces have a big responsibility in the maintenance of peace and order and in the defence of the country. By and large they are people with integrity, good values and can be relied upon.

    But black sheep exist everywhere, sometimes they escape the net at interviews and when in service. The importance of prudence and care lies not only in selection but in monitoring their behaviour while in service.

    It’s obvious that the dismissed Major developed an Opposition thinking and stand. Civil servants are allowed to be members of political parties though banned from taking an active part in political activities. The Armed Forces have their own rules and regulations – statements to the media or complaints concerning public issues should be made only with the permission of those concerned in the Armed Forces.

    Yet he got to become a Major, 2-3 steps of upward mobility. Obviously he was taking and promoting the Opposition parties’ political stand on the indelible ink issue. His immediate superiors should have seen or “got wind” of the man’s political inclinations and had him watched and/or advised.

    The dismissal decision by the Military Court was a good one. It should send shudders to others in the uniformed services of similar inclinations.

  7. To those who say that Zaidi Ahmad is a hero. I say they are mengarut and possibly even mad. Like Mat Sabu.

    Saying communist terrorist Mat Indera who led a band of terrorists to attack the Police Station at Bukit Kepong, Muar, kill the Policemen and burnt the Police Station during the communist insurgency was a hero, Mat Sabu might even have gone gila.

    Zaidi may not be Mat Indera, but attacking the Establishment by going to the news media clearly was an attempt to tarnish the image and bring that Establishment down. At that rank he then had, he showed no conscience, no sense of responsibility. If he had, he would have resigned and then go to the news media.

  8. Lets be clear about this case.

    Major Zaidi was charged and subsequently found guilty for breaching “Perintah Majlis Angkatan Tentera No 13 Tahun 1961, Discipline and Security – Communication of Information and Publication of Articles by Members of the Armed Forces,” when he report whatever he reported to the police and “dengan membuat kenyataan media berhubung isu dakwat kekal tanpa mendapatkan kelulusan daripada Kementerian Pertahanan”. He choose that channel instead of going through the correct channel for military personnel like him which in the Armed Forces is known as the “proper chain of command”.

    The second charge that he was found guilty of is for knowingly and willingly provides the media with a classified Armed Forces documents – “dengan menyiarkan maklumat rasmi berupa kawat tumpangan keluar kepada pihak media tanpa mendapat kelulusan daripada Majlis Angkatan Tentera”.

    Almost every soldier, sailor and airmen have or have access to classified information, therefor everyone of them is newsworthy. So if there is no control instituted over it than what will become of our country’s defense?

    Basically he was found guilty for refusing to comply with standing orders; NOT because of whatever he report but for how he report it.

    So for those Oppo lackey who tried to play this as a political issue, think again. The fact that you glorified a convicted military officer speak volume of your feeling and patriotism toward this country. To you anything is fair as long as it is politically expedient. Apparently the nation defense and security are also “expandable”. Malaysian Armed Forces has a long and proud history of being apolitical. Don’t try to portray them as otherwise.

    Wira Rakyat? my backside.. I too can claim (like you which as usual – unsubstantiated) the majority of Malaysian disagree with him and he is not a hero but a villain. So we are not rakyat?

    • The American Brigadier (Major?) General who went drinking and blurted out D-DAY info a few days before the World War II invasion against Hitler got called by the Allied Forces Supreme Commander Eisenhower, pleaded not to be sent back to US in infamy and shitted at by the American public.

      This court martial-ed Air Force bloke did not drink liquor but inhaled some damn dirty so-called Bersih Pakatan Rakyat-prostituting air and went senget to the Police Station making a Police report and talking to the press.

      If it was a war situation in Malaysia at that time, maybe he should be paraded on Dataran Merdeka and the public allowed to throw stones at his face.

  9. The following that has appeared elsewhere and is a good hit at the bloke and like-minded, too –

    Zaidi (should no longer be addressed as Major as he was dismissed “with immediate effect”) told a forum last night he had no regrets over speaking the truth about the ink used in the 13th general election.

    My Gawwd, if he cannot tell the truth from shit, how can he tell a Zionist from an Arab and fight the enemy? Thank God, he’s no longer allowed to handle a fighter jet or any weapon.

    How stupid is he not to realize that the ink must somehow be washable, otherwise it cannot be used at all for the elections as Muslims must be able to wash it off for their ambil-air-sembahayang ablution and prayers?

    The question was: was it good enough to deter a person from voting twice or multiple times.

    No point to argue further as the man was looking for excuses and he’d not see the shades of grey in the range between black and white, and he might say his mother and father were not telling the truth if they voted BN. Maybe he’d cajoled his mother and father to vote the Oppo Hippos.

    And while on the subject of perception, his M Insider photo without uniform does show him stupid looking. Sad, he now cannot put on his uniform to lend him some semblance of credibility.


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