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LETTER | Value, honour and respect our uniformed personnel

Yeap Ming Liong

Published
Modified 26 Apr 2021, 2:15 am

LETTER | I would like to offer my sympathy and condolences to the families of the crew of the KRI Nanggala-402 submarine, belonging to the Indonesian Navy. There are no words to describe the pain and sorrow the families of the crew are going through. The crew on board the submarine died for their country and I am sure they will be given the honour and respect they deserve.

The incident, although tragic, serves as a reminder to us Malaysians to value not only our navy but also all uniformed personnel and frontliners, who are serving to keep the country safe from all threats. Respect and honour them. They place their lives on the line, in the name of protecting and defending not only our sovereignty but also our freedom. I have said this before and will say it again: No amount of posthumous ranks or titles will ever revive a fallen officer.

The Royal Malaysian Navy ship MV Mega Bakti is currently in Indonesian waters aiding in operations related to the KRI Nanggala-402. My thoughts are with our sailors, who, again, in my opinion, are risking their lives all in the name of the Jalur Gemilang. It is my sincere hope that our Malaysian sailors return to our shores safely and back to their respective families.

Please offer your moral support to our uniformed personnel and frontliners. Do not take them for granted. They might not be there tomorrow.


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