After serving one year and five months from March last year, the Commander of the Ipoh-based 2nd Malaysian Infantry Brigade, Brigadier-General Mohammad bin Abd Rahman handed over duties to newly-promoted Brigadier-General Mas’od bin Hj Muhammad. Mohammad Rahman has been promoted to Major-General to assume a senior appointment at the Ministry of Defence.
The handing-over ceremony was held at the parade grounds of Headquarters 2nd Malaysian Infantry Brigade along Jalan Hospital Ipoh on Friday, September 4. There to witness the handing and taking over of duty was Major-General Dato’ Fadzil bin Mokhtar, General Officer Commanding 2nd Infantry Division.
Major-General Mohammad assumed the post of Assistant Chief of Staff (Planning and Development) at Army Headquarters, Ministry of Defence effective August 5.
Mohammad’s replacement, Brigadier-General Mas’od, 56, was previously the Chief Principal Staff Officer (Armed Forces) of Eastern Sabah Security Command (ESSCOM).
“I feel both sad and happy at leaving the brigade. I hope the media will continue to give the same support as they have given during my tenure as the brigade commander,” said the affable general to Ipoh Echo.
The farewell parade involved a guard of honour mounted by personnel from the brigade, singing of the army martial song, ‘Gagah Setia’, signing of the handing-and-taking-over document and the handing-over of the baton of command.
This was followed by the pulling-out of the outgoing commander who stood on an open Land Rover while being pulled by officers and men of his former brigade. The accompanying band played Auld Lang Syne, fitting music for a fitting occasion.