GGK Officer Killed At Capability Demo

SHAH ALAM: GGK officer killed capability demo. Major Mohd Zahir Armaya from the Grup Gerak Khas (GGK) was killed in an capability demonstration at Kem Lok Kawi, Kota Kinabalu today. Bernama reported that
the officer was the son of 1980’s actor AR Badul. The 36 year old from 11 Rejimen GGK based in Sg Udang, Melaka left a wife and five children.

The Army said in a release that an investigation into the death of the officer has started.

Mej Mohd Zahir Armaya. Mindef picture

The capability demonstration was held at the camp as part of the ceremony to mark the formal formation of the Fifth Division of the Army by its chief Gen. Hasbullah Nawawi. The new division replaced Task Force 450 which stood in March 2014, which was disbanded yesterday. TF 450 was set up in the aftermath of the 2013 Lahad Datu incident.
GGK operators conducting a demonstration on Aug. 3 as part of the deactivation of Task Force 450. Tentera Darat

The Army also formally stood up the Tawau based 13th Brigade at the ceremony. The brigade was also stood up as part of the response to the Lahad Datu incident.
Task Force 450 flag being lowered as part of its deactivation ceremony on Aug. 3 at Kem Lok Kawi. Tentera Darat.

The Fifth Division will now be headquartered at Kem Lok Kawi while the Fifth Brigade which had been headquartered there will now be based in Kem Paradise in Kota Belud.
It is unclear when the third brigade of the Fifth Division will be stood up. It was reported previously two units from the 31st Brigade based in Sarawak will be transferred to Sabah to be part of a new Rejimen Sempadan brigade.

— Malaysian Defence

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