Army investigating claim senior officer punched soldier, says minister

In an official statement, Mat Sabu said the investigation would be conducted independently and fairly. — Picture by Firdaus Latif
In an official statement, Mat Sabu said the investigation would be conducted independently and fairly. — Picture by Firdaus Latif

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 — Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said the Army is investigating an allegation that has gone viral on social media that a senior official had punched one of his subordinates.

In an official statement, he said the investigation would be conducted independently and fairly.

“As the minister of defence, I have taken note of this. The Army is conducting an immediate investigation and will issue a detailed report on the incident.

“I assure you that the investigation will be conducted independently and fairly, and there will be no ‘cover-ups’,” he said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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He also urged all parties to remain patient and refrain from making allegations to protect the good name of the Army and the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF).

On Tuesday, a minute-long video recording showing a man believed to be a senior officer dressed in plain clothes punching a fully armed soldier guarding the entrance gate to the Sungai Udang Military Camp in Melaka went viral on social media. — Bernama