Deputy Army Chief Appointed


SHAH ALAM: Deputy Army Chief Appointed. Mej. Gen Hasagaya Abdullah, the former Third Division commander was promoted to Lt General and appointed as the new Army deputy chief on Oct. 18. Hasagaya, 55, became the deputy Army chief some seven years after his predecessor and current Army chief Gen. Hasbullah Mohd Nawawi was appointed to the post.

It appears that the Army had taken its succession process seriously as the other two Army three stars who traditionally will be chosen for the deputy post were not put up for promotion. Both of them Lt Gen. Azizan Mat Delin (Field Commmander, Western) and Lt. Gen Stephen Mundaw (Field Commander, Eastern) already reached or near their mandatory retirement age.

Hasagaya receiving his third star on Oct. 18. He was promoted as Army Deputy Chief on the same day. TD picture

The Army has yet to release Hasagaya’s biodata but from a Google search, we know that he came from Segamat, Johor, and had extensive field command experience from his time with the Third Division, Third and 30th brigades, deputy commander of 10th Para and the Army headquarters secretariat director.


On the same day as Hasagaya’s promotion, the Army also promoted 65 other officers including Maj Gen Tengku Muhammad Fauzi Tengku Ibrahim, the immediate former 10th Para Brigade commander, who is now the COS of the Joint Force Command and Maj Gen Yusri Anwar who remains as the commander of Air Artillery Defence Group or GAPU.

Reizal promoted as Brigadier

Others promoted include Brig Gen. Reizal Arif Ismail, who served two stints as the Malbatt commander in UNIFI and Brig . Gen Loh Kooi Leong who is Joint Force Command exercise director and a former Third Division COS. The release did not state where both are going nor the three other colonels promoted as Brig. Gen as well.

Loh receiving his one star.

Army release

KUALA LUMPUR: Seramai 66 pegawai kanan Tentera Darat (TD) dinaikkan pangkat dalam Majlis Pemakaian Pangkat Pegawai Kanan TD yang disempurnakan oleh Panglima Tentera Darat (PTD), Jen Dato’ Seri Panglima Hj Ahmad Hasbullah Hj Mohd Nawawi di Wisma Perwira TD pada 18 Okt 2018.

Mendahului senarai, Mej Jen Dato’ Hasagaya Abdullah dinaikkan pangkat Lt Jen serta menjawat jawatan sebagai Timbalan Panglima Tentera Darat (TPTD) dan dua pegawai kanan TD dinaikkan pangkat Mej Jen iaitu Brig Jen Dato’ Tengku Muhammad Fauzi Tengku Ibrahim dengan menjawat jawatan sebagai Ketua Staf Markas Angkatan Bersama manakala Brig Jen Dato’ Yusri Hj Anwar kekal sebagai Panglima Gerup Artileri Pertahanan Udara (GAPU).

Bagi kenaikan pangkat Kol ke Brig Jen seramai enam pegawai dinaikkan pangkat dimulai dengan Kol Mohd Azmi Mohd Yusoff, Kol Engr Reizal Arif Tan Sri Ismail, Kol Khairul Azmizal Ahmad Natal, Kol Loh Kooi Leong, Kol Ibrahim Yasir dan Kol (Dr) Faizal Hj Baharuddin manakala 45 pegawai berpangkat Lt Kol dinaikkan pangkat Kol dan 11 pegawai berpangkat Mej dinaikkan pangkat ke Lt Kol.

Terdahulu dari itu, pegawai kanan Rejimen Semboyan Diraja (RSD) telah dinaikkan pangkat dimulai dengan Ketua Pegawai Semboyan, Brig Jen Dato’ Ahmad Hadiatullah Maknun Hj Ridzuan yang dinaikkan pangkat Mej Jen dan 12 pegawai kanan berpangkat Lt Kol dinaikkan pangkat Kol yang disempurnakan oleh Kol Yang DiPertua RSD, Duli Yang Maha Mulia Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir di Istana Negeri Sembilan pada 16 Okt 2018.

Turut hadir, Panglima Medan Barat Tentera Darat, Lt Jen Datuk Azizan Md Delin, Ketua Pengarah Perkhidmatan Kesihatan, Lt Jen Dato’ Ya’akob Koming, pegawai kanan TD dan ahli Badan Kebajikan Keluarga Angkatan Tentera (BAKAT).


Brig. Gen Reizal has taken over as CO of 4th Mechanised Brigade, Loh as the CO of 1st Brigade and Brig Gen. Khairul as the 10th Para Brigade CO.

— Malaysian Defence

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1 Comment

  1. Congratulations to all involved.

    BTW why something important like this was not done involving the YDP Agong as the commander-in-chief?

    The Agong only signed off the promotions and appointments of these officers after its approved by the Armed Forces Council and is never involved with the ceremonies itself.

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