Shot in a demonstration: An army personal was investigated

PENAMPANG (Sabah): An army personal was investigated relating to the incident that had caused the death of Major Mohd. Zahir Armaya while performing a demonstration at Lok Kawi Camp here this morning.

Chief of Police, Penampang District Deputy Superitendant Haris Ibrahim in a statement said, the investigation was done according to Section 304A Penal Code as reported by MalaysianewsTV.

“The earlier investigation showed that the victim was performing a shooting demonstration in conjunction with the Marching Parade for the Launching of Fifth Division Malaysian Infantry and 13th Brigade Malaysian Infantry at Lok Kawi Camp.

“At the incident, the victim was accidentally shot by his friend at a distance of five meters using a firearm during the shooting demonstration at the event,” said Haris.

Meanwhile the Malaysian Army in a statement said, the ability demonstration exercise had started on August 26. However in the real demonstration exercise tody, an accident happened that had caused to the death of an army officer.

Major Mohd. Zahir, 36, was an army officer from 11 Regiment Special Force (Gerakhas) Sungai Udang Melaka, He was a father of six children with ages between 9 years till 6 months and lived in Kuala Lumpur.

Mohd Zahir was the son of a famous actor and comedian, A.R Badul. Zahir was his eldest son of two children from his marriage with the third wife from Sabah.-Malaysia World News

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