New Ministers including Defence Tomorrow

KUALA LUMPUR: New Ministers tomorrow. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will announced the list of ten ministers tomorrow including those for Defence and Home Affairs ministries.

The ten will be the initial Cabinet of the new Pakatan Harapan government led by Dr Mahathir. It is likely the announcement will precede the swearing in and oath taking ceremony though it has not been announced when it will be conducted.

8 RRD troopers inside a RMAF Hercules waiting for their jump in January 2018. Note the rucksack on the knees.

Again the number of candidates for defence and home affairs are so varied that I don’t want even to try to guess. Lets hope the swearing in ceremony also takes place tomorrow so those chosen as ministers could start working on Monday.
RMN ships berthed at the Lumut naval base in early 2014, KD Kasturi, KD Lekiu (hidden) and two Kedah class.

Meanwhile, my fellow defence journalist, Dzirhan Mahadzir has posted his thoughts on the Malaysian Armed Forces on his personal Facebook page. He did not pull his punches.

In the last two years, it has to be noted that a portion of the Malaysian Armed Forces officers corps has disappointedly directly and indirectly failed to keep the Malaysian Armed Forces clear of being apolitical and above being a tool used to promote the ruling political party, particularly in the run up to the elections. At the same time, the conduct of numerous MAF official and personal twitter accounts and their postings fell way below the standards to professionalism and too often smacked of sycophancy towards then Prime Minister Dato Sri Najib Tun Razak and then Defence Minister Dato Sri Hishammuddin Hussein.

Two RMAF F/A-18D flying over KD Tun Razak in 2017. RMAF.

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–Malaysian Defence

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