Jen Mohammad Ab Rahman is new army chief

KUALA LUMPUR: Jen Datuk Seri Mohammad Ab Rahman is the new army chief.

He officially took over from outgoing Jen Tan Sri Zamrose Mohd Zain on Wednesday (March 22) at a ceremony in Wisma Pertahanan here.

The event was witnessed by Defence Minister Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan and Armed Forces chief Jen Tan Sri Affendi Buang.

“I would like to express my gratitude to Jen Zamrose for his great many contributions to the country.

"Famous for his strictness and dedication for always putting duty first, Jen Zamrose has successfully lifted the army to a higher level as a credible force and as one that is trusted by the public to protect the peace and sovereignty of the country.

“I wish you well as you enter retirement,” Mohamad said, adding that he hoped the former army chief would continue to contribute to the country.

Previously the deputy army chief, Jen Mohammad, 59, from Kelantan, is the nation's 29th army chief. He has served in the force for the last 36 years.

His predecessor Jen Zamrose began his leave on Wednesday, with the official end of his service on Sept 21, leaving behind a career that spanned almost 43 years.

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