Defence Intelligence Staff Division is the military intelligence agency of Malaysia Armed Forces.[1] Its role is said to be equivalent to the US Defense Intelligence Agency. DISD is headed by an army lieutenant general and consists of tri services military branch such as army intelligence, naval intelligence and air force intelligence.

The head of DISD is known as Director General and reporting directly to Chief of Armed Forces. It also reports to the Minister of Defence and the National Security Division.[1] The current director is Lt. Gen. Dato' Paduka Abdul Hadi Haji Hussin.[2]

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Mahadzir, Dzirhan (2008). "Securing Southeast Asia: The Politics of Security Sector Reform by Mark Beeson; Alex J.Bellamy Review by: Dzirhan Mahadzir" (PDF). Contemporary Southeast Asia. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. 30 (2): 338–339. doi:10.1355/cs30-2j. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  2. ^ Ahmad Zahid bin hamidi. The Global Defence Services and Government Security Event (PDF). Kuala Lumpur: Government of Malaysia. pp. 1–9.[permanent dead link]