KUALA LUMPUR: At noon today, Deputy Army Chief Datuk Zulkifeli Mohd Zin officially obtained his fourth star, making him the 23rd Army chief.
His ascension as the top soldier is a welcome relief to all at Jalan Padang Tembak and the army in general. His successor, Tan Sri Muhammad Ismail Jamaluddin reign was notable for his temper which was displayed to all and sundry.
The new Army chief I am told is more diplomatic than his predecessor but I will not make any assumptions until I had the opportunity to interact with him personally.
I was told that Datuk Zulkifeli reign as the army chief will be a short one, as he is tipped to become the Armed Forces chief, most probably by year end
Anyway, the Deputy Army chief post will be taken up by Malaysian National Defence University vice-chancellor, Lt-Gen Datuk Zulkifli Zainal Abidin. And the post at the university will be taken over the Joint Force Commander Datuk Alatiff Mohd Noor.
As the next post had went missing due to the hacker attack, the pictures of the hardware on display during the Order of the Day parade is now available at the Photo Gallery.
As well as the link to The Malay Mail story on the army vehicles.