RMAF officer found guilty on 2 charges in court martial

RMAF officer found guilty on 2 charges in court martial

KUALA LUMPUR - A Royal Malaysian Air Force officer was convicted by a court martial here for making media statement on the ineffectiveness of the indelible ink in the 2013 general election and releasing information about his transfer letter.

Presiding officer Kol Saadon Hasnan who chaired the five-member panel handed down the decision after he found Major Zaidi Ahmad guilty of the charges.

Major Zaidi, 48, was charged with making statements on the ink to the media without approval from the Defence Ministry, thus breaching the Armed Forces Council Order.

The offence was committed in the Kepala Batas police station on May 1, last year.

He also faced a charge of broadcasting official information via an "attachment out" signal to the media on his transfer letter without the approval of the Armed Forces Council and was said to have committed the offence in Taman Bertam Indah, Kepala Batas at Penang on May 3.

The commanding officer attached to the Butterworth Air Base was ordered to enter his defence on Oct 27, last year.

The court will resume at 2pm on Monday for sentencing.

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