Sikhs at Malaysia Warriors’ Day

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| Kuala Lumpur | 31 July 2015 | Asia Samachar |
WARRIORS: Sikh officials at the Malaysia Warriors' Day parade in Kuala Lumpur today. (L-R) Lieutenant Commander Parminder Singh, Supt Amar Singh, Deputy Commissioner Datuk Amar Singh and Supp Ravinder Singh.
WARRIORS: Sikh officials at the Malaysia Warriors’ Day parade in Kuala Lumpur today. (L-R) Lieutenant Commander Parminder Singh, Supt Amar Singh, Deputy Commissioner Datuk Amar Singh and Supp Ravinder Singh.

At least three Sikh police officials and a navy commander were involved in the Warriors’ Day 2015 celebration at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur today.

Deputy Commissioner Datuk Amar Singh was one of them.

The deputy federal CID director was seen in full uniform at the morning session held under clear weather to commemorate the day in honour of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) and Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM).

Seen from the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) was Lieutenant Commander Parminder Singh. He heads the logistics schools at KD Pelandok, a unit under the RMN in Lumut, Perak.

They were part of the 531 members of the RMN, Royal Malaysian Air Force, Army, PDRM, ex-servicemen’s association and ex-policemen’s association took part in the parade.

The ceremony this year was the fifth held at Dataran Merdeka after it was moved from the National Monument in 2010. Last year, the ceremony was, however, held at the Sungai Besi main camp, according to a Bernama report.

The celebration began last night with a special prayer session held at the National Mosque.

The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Malaysia’s constitutional monarch, and his wife inspected the guard-of-honour comprising members of the Royal Malay Regiment led by Major Herdi Ismail. This was accompanied by a 21-gun salute by the 41st Battery, Royal Artillery Regiment.

Also present were Prime Minister Najib Razak and wife Rosmah Mansor, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar and Malaysian Armed Forces chief General Zulkifeli Mohd Zin.

The ceremony began with the sounding of the ‘Last Post’ while the Jalur Gemilang, the Malaysian flag, was lowered as a symbolic gesture to remember those who died defending the nation.

The Bernama report goes on:

This year’s celebration here also included a pantomime performance which told the story of the attack on the Kuala Krau police station in Pahang on June 26, 1948, where the wife of policeman Mohd Yusoff Mohamad, Mahani Konel who was heavily pregnant was killed while helping her husband defend the station from a communist attack.

Yet another performance staged today was the story of ASP Mohd Zabri Abdul Hamid and Platoon 69 commandos who fought to the death a communist attack in Sungai Siput, Perak in Op Bamboo 2.

In his last moments, Mohd Zabri who died when he stepped on a booby trap, told his troops: “There is no more hope for me, let me be the only one to die…you who remain, must continue fighting.”

 

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