But he's ever so stupid as to reveal that (reported by the Star): Only four out of RMAF's 28 Russian fighter jets can fly (extracts):
KUALA LUMPUR: Only four out of the 28 Russian fighters jets owned by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) are able to take to the skies, says Mohamad Sabu.
The Defence Minister said that the RMAF had 18 Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30MKM and ten MiG-29 jetfighters.
"Only four of the Sukhois are able to fly well," he said, adding that the remaining 14 are under repair.
Hasn't he been made aware of secret military information such as the ready-state of our armed forces?
He has not only reveal such a pathetic state to our neighbours and potential enemies, but also demoralise our fighting men and women. As a Defence Minister he is an unmitigated disaster.
Additionally, coupled with the recent revelation of a Malaysian secret intelligence letter to the CIA, undoubtedly for treasonable party-political benefits (to demonise the past government), how will our military allies and friends ever trust the pitiful standard of Malaysian confidentiality?
The only excuse I have for Mat Sabu is he's new to the job and doesn't realise there are military stuff a Defence Minister does NOT ever expose, even to his own family.
But Najib wasn't far off when he described Mat Sabu unflatteringly as a cartoon and a joker.
In fact, for lesser mortals, Mat Sabu would have been arrested for revealing secret information.