Saluting Our Warriors

By Koay Su Lyn, Pan Yi Chieh

November 2017 FEATURE
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The Cenotaph.
The peace we enjoy today would not have been possible without the sacrifices of our war veterans.Peace never comes easy. In Malaysia’s case, the population had to survive the harsh Japanese occupation, the Malayan Emergency and Konfrontasi.Freedom and prosperity should not be taken for granted, and those who sacrificed much and gave their lives for the country need to be remembered.The idea for a veterans’ association stemmed from Harold Vernon Speldewinde, who was of Dutch descent and who began serving...

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Koay Su Lyn

reads and writes of the past to make sense of the present. She is a research analyst in the History and Heritage Programme of Penang Institute.

Pan Yi Chieh

is a research analyst at Penang Institute who was born in Taiwan but now lives in Penang. She is proud to be nurtured by the two beautiful islands she regards as home.