Dear fellow Malaysians,
Regrettably, I would like to retract the statement I made in my blog on 12th August 2019. I claimed that the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) personnel does nothing but eat and sleep, and this is untrue.
To this end, I would like to extend my deepest and sincerest apologies to every person who has served and is currently serving the MAF proudly.
I regret the tone of the statement but it was not my intention to defame or belittle the army. I completely retract my statement and apologize for my mistake.
It was never my intention to cause this much ruckus and to insult the army.
I am proud to be a Malaysian and I am forever grateful for unwavering loyalty and dedication of our army.
Having been through World War II myself when I was a kid, I experienced first hand the sacrifices that our army made to defend their fellow citizens and our beloved country.
It was really, really foolish of me to momentarily forget all that during the heat of the moment when I wrote the article. Reflecting back on it now, words cannot describe how truly sorry I am. Again, I would like to apologize.
Alas, I know actions speak louder than words. Thus, moving forward, I will thoroughly reflect on my actions, and make sure that I’ve gotten all my facts right before saying such comments again.
Koon Yew Yin