‘Politicians should not be awarded military ranks’

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  • Thursday, 25 Jul 2019

PETALING JAYA: The military ranks are given purely as an honour but the hostility they have triggered is very much real. The Defence Ministry’s award of honorary ranks to the Selangor Mentri Besar and Melaka Chief Minister has drawn backlash from various parties including the Opposition and military veterans.

Amirudin Shari was made an honorary Brigadier-General in the army for his role as the patron of the Selangor Territorial Army Support Committee (Jakpaw), while Adly Zahari was conferred the same rank in his capacity as patron of Jakpaw Melaka.

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