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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kings and Pawns

Just before I went to sleep last night, I noticed there were some news claiming that French has finally made a move on the Scorpene case. And pro-opposition begin to trump the case as the end of PM Najib.

KD Tunku Abdul Rahman, one of the 2 Scorpene submarines with RMN

I told myself why not let it fester a bit more and see how it turns out.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Heroes from the Past - Staff Sergeant Azman Tahir and Sergeant Gani Binjoi

After the Bakarra Market incident which saw 18 US soldiers and 1 Malaysian soldiers dead (some sources stated 2 Pakistani soldiers were also killed but this remain unverified), the United Nations mission in Somalia received further shock when then US President Bill Clinton decided to end US involvement in the war-torn country. That had forced United Nations to plan for withdrawal from Somalia.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Heroes from the Past - Cpl Mat Aznan Awang, Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa (KIA 4th Oct 1993)

Cpl Mat Aznan Awang, SP (KIA 4th Oct 1993, Bakarra Market, Somalia), 19 Royal Malay Regiment (Mechanised), then under the aegis of United Nations in Somalia as Malbatt 1.

From the state of Kedah, Malaysia and a father of 2, he was designated as the lead driver for into Bakarra Market in the attempt to reach and rescue US Rangers and Delta Force from Task Force Ranger who were trapped in the market after the downing of 2 US 160th SOAR Black Hawks.

A militia RPG hit his Radpanzer Condor armoured personnel carrier driver viewing port before the protective plate could be put down, penetrating into the vehicle and mortally wounding him. He was evacuated but died of his injuries hours later.