There still exist, in the larger community, the misconception that Malays do not hold Key Appointments in the Military. And Malays are passed over when it comes to Promotion and consideration for sensitive appointments.
In many cases, all these hearsay is from baseless tongue wagging unverified claims.
Today as I go to work, I know I’m sitting in a position that affects how our soldiers train, the facilities they will use in future, the way we carry out our business.. And yes I am Malay and I am doing what most people in my community think, is a job that Malays will never sit in.
At the same time, my fellow Malay friends and seniors are sitting in Key positions of Command as well in offices in the Ministry of Defence, doing again, what most people in my community think, Malays will never do.
The organization that I have gladly served for the past 14 years, has never been biased nor have never judged me based on my race. It’s who best fits the job.. And if there is someone who fits e job better than me, I will gladly let him have the job.
Henceforth, please eradicate all notions that Malays will never go far in e Military. Because I work with people everyday, who prove this theory wrong.
We succeed because of e values and ethics we hold..
And if we fail, it will be because we didn’t try hard enough.. And not because of e color of our skin.
Major Ryhan Husainni