Malaysian Defence Intelligence Organisation

The new logo of MDIO. ATM

SHAH ALAM: The Armed Forces’ Defence Intelligence Staff Division (DISD) has been renamed as the Malaysian Defence Intelligence Organisation (MDIO). The name and logo change were officially done on September 23 by Chief of Defence Forces General Affendi Buang. Despite the name, MDIO and this website has nothing in common.

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KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Sep 2022 – Perbarisan Perasmian Penukaran Designasi Nama dan Logo Malaysian Defence Intelligence Organisation (MDIO) yang disempurnakan oleh Panglima Angkatan Tentera (PAT), Jeneral Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Haji Affendi bin Buang TUDM bertempat di Padang Kawad Kem Kementah hari ini.
Bahagian Staf Perisikan Pertahanan (BSPP) ini telah diwujudkan secara rasmi pada 1 Oktober 1981 menggantikan Joint Intelligence Directorate (JID) dan peranan utama BSPP ketika itu ialah untuk mengumpulkan serta menghasilkan produk perisikan bagi menangani ancaman Parti Komunis Malaya (PKM).
Sidang Majlis Angkatan Tentera (MAT) Ke-600 pada 13 Jun 2022 yang lalu telah meluluskan secara rasmi penukaran designasi nama Bahagian Staf Perisikan Pertahanan kepada Malaysian Defence Intelligence Organisation (MDIO) sejajar dengan pembesaran dan penstrukturan semula organisasi tersebut. Logo baharu juga telah diwujudkan sebagai satu identiti MDIO. MDIO akan terus unggul menyokong keperluan perisikan ATM.
Perbarisan yang dianggotai seramai 108 pegawai dan 414 anggota Lain-Lain Pangkat dari BSPP telah diketuai oleh Brigedier Jeneral Saharudin bin Harun dari Markas 92 Anggota Tentera Cawangan Khas. Perbarisan terdiri daripada 4 detasmen ini telah diiringi oleh Pancaragam Pusat Rejimen Renjer Diraja.
Turut hadir ialah Panglima Tentera Darat, Jeneral Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Zamrose bin Mohd Zain, Panglima Tentera Laut, Laksamana Tan Sri Mohd Reza bin Mohd Sany, Panglima Tentera Udara, Jeneral Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Mohd Asghar Khan bin Goriman Khan TUDM, serta beberapa lagi barisan pegawai kanan serta mantan KPPP dan TKPPP.

The name change is apt as the DISD in recent memory has had a controversial existence culminating in the jailing of a former director-general for corruption.

— Malaysian Defence

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4 Comments

  1. As far as I understand it the Malaysian Defence Intelligence Organisation is the MAF’s intel body. Each of the services also have their respective intelligence bodies.

    Then there is the national security agency which collects all types of military/pliyicsl/economic intel and reports to the PM [the American and British equivalents would respectively be the CIA and SIS].

    Last but not least we have the Special Branch which deals with political and internal security stuff including serious crime [a rough equivalent would be the FBI]. The Special Branch is also responsible for counter intelligence.

    Does this sound correct?

  2. The MI in the three services also come from or trained and report to BSPP and now MDIO. They are also people with other trade badges but also work or trained by MI

  3. Nothing. As the PAC just announced it was going to held its proceedings for the MMEA OPV. I am guessing the report will only be published within 12 to 24 months time. It must be noted that a new PAC will have to be set up once the general elections is over. And the new PAC will have to decide whether it wants to continue with the proceedings of the MMEA OPV if it has started by the time the GE is held

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