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Army veterans disagree with police report on Olympians' pension

Alyaa Azhar  |  Published:  |  Modified:

As more Malaysians clinch medals for their feats in the Rio Olympic Games, the spotlight is on a police report lodged by a retired armed personnel over the decision to award RM3,000 monthly pensions to two Olympic medalists.

Rozzeli Pin wants the government to reconsider the move, saying that the contributions of security force personnel – who risk their lives for the country – far exceed that of Pandelela Rinong and Cheong Jun Hoon, who "only dived from a plank".

To determine if this is a stance shared by other retired security force personnel, Malaysiakini spoke to two top retired army veterans for their views on the matter.

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