Jen (ret) Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Haji Zainal
Could these two incidents, the removal of the Malaysian flag from Malaysian territory to appease China, and the jailing of the former Chief Of Army and Chief Of Armed Forces Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Haji Zainal, be related?
This writer cannot imagine any member of the armed forces, let alone a Chief Of Armed Forces (CAF) being happy with an order to remove the Malaysian flag from Malaysian territory to appease China.
To quote the Australian Australian marine archaeologist Hans Berekoven:
"A Malaysian coast guard vessel was despatched. Went out there and unbolted the flag," he said.
"It's absolutely absurd. It's 88 miles, well within the 200 mile economic exclusion zone, and they've forced the Malaysians to take the flag down — their flag, asserting their authority, their sovereignty."
Did the former CAF and others in the armed forces protest, and was the jailing of Tan Sri Aziz Zainal a means of keeping them in line?