It is the armed forces and the Najib government which had been dishonoured by Major Zaidi’s conviction and the travesty of justice in sacking him for standing up for the truth

Major Zaidi Ahmad “dishonourably discharged” from the armed forces by a court martial for blowing the whistle about the washable “indelible ink” in the 13th General Elections?

How can a person be “dishonourably discharged” for doing an honourable thing, as speaking and standing up for the truth in a nation that cherishes truth and moral values?

It has been said that justice is truth in action. In Major Zaidi’s case, we see truth in action being penalized, making the court martial proceeding a travesty of justice and blot on the moral conscience of the country.

It is the armed forces and the Najib government which had been dishonoured by Major Zaidi’s conviction and the travesty of justice in sacking him for standing up for the truth.

Major Zaidi did not tell any lie or falsehood when he revealed that the indelible ink used in the 13th General Election could be washed off.

Bersih has rightly pointed out that “”Nothing has ever come from the hundreds of police report lodged against the Election Commission over this except for this particular one, which resulted in punishment for the whistleblower instead of the wrongdoer”.

The Election Commission owes in particular Major Zaidi Ahmad a duty of full recompense, as Major Zaidi Ahmad had neither told a lie nor a falsehood.

The fault is not Major Zaidi Ahmad but must be fully and absolutely borne by the Election Commission.

The Election Commission should fully compensate Major Zaidi Ahmad for all the monetary losses in remuneration and pension entitlements as a result of the unjust decision by the court martial today.

At this moment of national moral crisis in the country, when lies, falsehoods, chicanery and dishonesty seem to rule the roost in public life instead of honesty, probity and industry, Malaysia needs more Major Zaidis at all levels of government instead of drumming them out of public service.

If there is any case where the Defence Minister or even the Prime Minister should intervene to ensure that Major Zaidi can continue his sterling service in the military, this is the one.

Is Hishammuddin or Najib capable of such greatness?

  1. #1 by Bigjoe on Monday, 12 January 2015 - 8:21 pm

    Surely PR can offer some sort of command or teaching position to him? He has a lot to teach young people..

    It is simply tragedy – we are literally watching Malay institution and character being destroyed…

  2. #2 by good coolie on Monday, 12 January 2015 - 9:51 pm

    The “towering Malay” is not the corrupt politician or the holders of sinecures in government-linked companies. It is the likes of the Major. The armed forces should be proud of him for being a soldier with conscience.

  3. #3 by drngsc on Monday, 12 January 2015 - 11:15 pm

    There is no shame in being prosecuted and punished for righteousness sake. Christians know that. I am that Muslims believe the same too. In trying to hold on to their position, they have wronged an honest man. Major Zaidi, all true Malaysians salute you.

  4. #4 by Noble House on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 2:03 am

    They that give up essential liberty of good and righteous men and women to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. No man is worth calling a man who will not fight rather than submit to infamy or see those that are dear to him suffer wrong. You may be powerful today. But remember. Time is more powerful than you!

  5. #5 by boh-liao on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 8:07 am

    Truly a SAD SAD day when an honest man who spoke d TRUTH was punished by d system which continues 2 protect CHEATs n CORRUPT individuals

    Henceforth, WHAT HONOUR can d armed forces claim

  6. #6 by Justice Ipsofacto on Tuesday, 13 January 2015 - 8:22 am

    Today is 13 January 2015 and it is now 8:15a.m.

    Hello world.

    Huh?? What the …. Alamak polis. Bkt aman ppl. All hooded. Banyak. Semua jenis ada. Senjata banyak. All outside. Now banging on my door.

    … justice ipsofacto got arrested by the umno gobermen because unfortunately for him the umno gobermen for some undisclosed reasons are terribly sensitive about “13 January 2015” and “8:15a.m.” – never mind if he has actually got the date and time right.

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