SHAH ALAM: Back in July last year, the Army’s Logistics Headquarters floated a quotation notice for the supply and delivery of non-scale clothing (pakaian bukan skala), digital combat boots. It is unclear why the notice stated that the boots are non-scale clothing.
The notice stated that the 1111 pairs should be in digital camo; made of microfibre PU and comes in standard sizes. It must also be comfortable and durable; anti-slip and safe; fast drying, light and flexible. According to Eperolehan website, the quotation notice was awarded to PNA Holdings Sdn Bhd with a contract of RM499,950.
It is likely that the digital combat boots have been distributed to its recipients as they were worn by some high-ranking officers at the Army chief farewell parade at the Muara Terang Camp in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak on February 23. The parade was held by the Eastern Field Command.
Malaysian Defence was told that the digital combat boots will become standard issue soon with the first batch going to high-ranking officers first. The rest of the Army will also get them once they are procured. Unfortunately, it is unclear what is the make of the digital combat boots seen. AFAIK, soldiers, and officers can purchase non-standard boots, but these cannot be worn during parades and other ceremonial duties for obvious reasons.
Updated with added information.
— Malaysian Defence