Remembering Fallen Heroes

Every year the historic event, Remembrance Day, is held at Ipoh cenotaph and at Kem Syed Putra, Tambun. It is no exception this year. The events are being supported by the army, police, and Commonwealth countries such as Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Nepal and India.
On June 9, invited guests from Malaysia and foreign dignitaries gathered at the Ipoh cenotaph at 10am, to commemorate the historic event. This year’s guest of honour was ACP Razali Ibrahim, representing the Perak police chief.
Memorial verse recital was held after representatives laid the wreaths. Speeches were delivered by Dato’ R. Thambipillay, the founder of the Warriors’ Association Malaysia and its President, R. Jeyasingam.
They then adjourned to the Royal Ipoh Club to watch choir performances by students of Wesley Methodist School International and St Michael Institution. A representative from the British High Commission delivered her speech. Lunch followed soon after.
On June 10, the memorial service for the fallen Gurkhas was held at Kem syed Putra, Tambun. The Ambassador of Nepal, Dr Niranjan Man Singh Bascyat played host.
This annual Remembrance Day service is a good way to honour soldiers and those who gave their lives in the defence of our beloved country.
K. Letchimanan

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