After serving two years and five months as Commander of the Ipoh-based 2nd Malaysian Infantry Brigade, newly promoted Major-General Dato’ Md Dzahir Abd Rashid handed over duties to newly promoted Brigadier-General Abdul Rahman.
The handing-over ceremony was held at the parade grounds of Headquarters 2nd Malaysian Infantry Brigade, Jalan Hospital Ipoh on Monday, May 12. There to witness the handing and taking over of duty was General Officer Commanding 2nd Infantry Division, Major–General Dato’ Mohammad Sukri.
Major-General Dato’ Md Dzahir Abd Rashid is being posted to the Ministry of Defence assuming the post of Asisten Panglima Bahagian Pasukan Simpanan or Commander of the Army Reserved Force effective May 14.
“I took over command of the formation on January 13, 2012. I experienced many ups and downs while helming the brigade,” said Md Dzahir to Ipoh Echo. “No matter what, I held on to my guiding principle, that’s to give my best regardless of the circumstances.”
Dzahir congratulated the in-coming commander for his recent promotion and wished him the very best. “I am leaving you a good team of officers to assist you in your decision-making process,” he enjoined.
He thanked the media for giving him ample coverage during his tenure as the brigade commander.