Then I prefer to be a bottom ranking grunt on the ground

This is interesting...........

Jet engine theft: AG clears top brass

Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail told a press conference today that initial investigations revealed only "rank-and-file" RMAF personnel were behind the disappearance of the two jet engines worth a total of RM100 million -- a case that has embarrassed the air force.
He however did not disclose the number of personnel responsible for the theft of the engines that reportedly went missing when it was sent for maintenance and were taken to Uruguay via Argentina.

"No senior officers are involved…only by those who can be described as ‘rank and file. We will be taking the next course of action (against them) in the very near future," said Abdul Gani. He declined to say when prosecution will take place.


The lack of information is puzzling. If the AG is so sure only low level grunts (a slang for infantrymen used in the American Vietnam War, here I sorta borrow it as it sounds nicer than rank and file) why not disclose the number of them involved?

And if the AG is so sure only low level grunts are involved, why not just get the trial over as soon as it can and fix a date?

Just what is so complicated about this?

In any military organisation, even the fly by night terrorist in the mountain ones, the grunts are suppose to follow orders, not give them.

I wonder how a few grunts can

1) gain access into secured inventory,
2) commandeered moving and transporting equipment and vehicles,
3) breezed past armed guards at the gate,
4) go missing during reveille and not get noticed,
4) cover up during inspection and inventory check,
5) arrange for meeting up with foreign buyers,
6) clear the custom inspection,

and perhaps like all good exporters, purchase marine transit insurance.

I hope the trial can start as soon as possible as I want to find out how many of them and what do they look like (hope there is no more t-shirt as face mask stuff like the last one involving a couple of policemen) and just how did the grunts do all the above and much more.

I never know low ranking personnel can be so empowered here. Sigh once at a training seminar, I was told that middle management are getting the worst of deals. Maybe the consultant has a point


  1. "I never know low ranking personnel can be so empowered here".

    Rank & File have become empowered because the RMC(Royal Military College)has been compromised through "ketuanan" sub standards.The output has zero integrity and pride as defenders of the nation.It is part of the cancer being spread by UMNOputras to weaken all public institutions,to bring about decay and final death

  2. Let us wait and hear what is going to be said by the two Malaysians during trial in court. Will they drag name of others involved?
    There are just so many questions in people's head and we need to have answers... answers and answers.
    by Cik Enaj

  3. Cik Enaj,

    I am waiting to see how creative they are this time in ensuring "sufficient" disclosure is made.

    Notice the racial composition of the indicted in PKFTZ and this one? For me, a guilty person is a guilty person, race is not an issue. I am just thinking along the lines of certain political currency (which I do not deal with)

    Anyway, the Seargant should not worry. If he alone can tranport all that heavy stuff all on his own, there are dozens of logistic companies waiting to empluy him