[29/07 4:21 pm] +60 19-212 1802:
I have been informed that elements of the Malaysian Armed Forces is currently deployed in Saudi Arabia, and that has been several months now.
Sometime ago, a Defence Ministry statement says that Malaysian troops deployment in Saudi Arabia was for the purpose of training. If indeed it was training, how could it be for months.
If is was for a purpose other than training eg. getting involved with the Kingdom's ongoing fight against Yemen, then we are placing our troops in harm's way. That certainly does not justify our troops presence in the Kingdom.
Based on the above matter, the questions arising from it are:
1. Whose decision was it to deploy troops to Saudi Arabia?
2. Was the matter raised, discussed and approved by the Cabinet or by Parliament.
3. Who pays while our troops are in the Kingdom?
4. Under whose command are our troops placed?
5. Are there other foreign forces working alongside our troops?
6. Under what joint military agreement are our troops responding?
Can anyone with reasonable knowledge on this matter please respond to the questions asked.
I was with the Air Force from 1966 to 1976, masa tu ta da lagi fighter squadron dalam TUDM. First batch trained for the formation of the present fighter squadron. My comments:
Sepatut nya the Malaysian Govt hantar troops kita ka Palastine not Saudi! Tetapi malang nya troops kita Pertama: tiada mempunyai pengelaman dan kelengkapan "Desert Warfare." Kedua : kut terhutang budi, tanya PM and King Salman. Ketiga:( ini penting) In 1968, semasa saya menjalankan latehan low level navigation, southern route, saya terpaksa divert the aircraft to Changi Airbase. Saya cuma di benarkan berada di canteen sahaja sampai ke esokan hari, kerana atas alasan keselamatan. Masa tu SAF baru dalam pembentokan. Apa yang saya perhatikan, Singapore mempunyai "defence arrangement" with tentera Israil. Ramai pegawai tentera dari Israil melateh, pilot, paratroopers, dan ada yang berpakayan seragam dari tentera yahudi. Ini lah masaalah nya! Kalau kita hantar troops kita ka Palastine, kita sah jadi bersempadan dengan Troops yahudi di Singapore.