Wednesday, February 21, 2007
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 (Bernama) -- The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) will make no compromises over the ragging incidents involving one of its trainees undergoing a pilot's course at the Air Force Training College in Kepala Batas.
Its public relations officer Mejar Zulkiflee Abdul Latiff said appropriate action would be taken against those involved and that the RMAf would also ensure such incidents would not recur.
"Preliminary investigations found several trainees to be involved in this case and any further developments on it will be communicated to the media from time to time," he said in a statement here Tuesday.
He said that the inquiry board comprising three senior RMAF officers set up to probe the case would be thorough in its investigations.
It would also recommend the action to be taken against the culprits when it completed the probe, which should be about two weeks, he said.
Monday, private television station TV3 in its prime news at 8 pm broadcast a digital camera recording of incidents of severe ragging of a trainee from the college, Mohd Hazim Ahmad Azam, 19, who is in his first year of pilot training there.
The recording, which was captured by a colleague, showed him being forced to drink his own vomit, place his head in a rubbish bin, soak himself in a filthy drain and undergoing other forms of abuse.
The incidents were alleged to have happened since last Sept at the trainees' hostel at the Tanah Merah Camp near Jitra, Kedah.