The Iban Trackers and Sarawak Rangers 1948-1963

Robert Rizal, Abdullah (2019) The Iban Trackers and Sarawak Rangers 1948-1963. UNIMAS Publisher, Kota Samarahan. ISBN 978-967-2008-96-5

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This book is about the short history of the para military unit called The Iban Trackers which was later reformed into a full-pledged military unit and renamed Sarawak �Rangers. The book covers a period from 1948, just seven weeks after the Malayan �Emergency was declared to 15 September 1963 when it was disbanded, a day before the formation of Malaysia. This Unit was very popular with the �Commonwealth troops not only because they were the best trackers in the world but also due to their happy, easy-going and relax attitude in the jungle a trait that helped to calm down the nerves of many young soldiers who were not used to the damp and hostile jungle environment. The Book ends up by recounting Lt Col Robert Rizal Abdullah’s efforts in relocating a roadside grave of LCpl Ungkok ak Jugam in Alor Star and finally bringing back all the remains of the 21 Iban Trackers and �Sarawak Rangers killed and buried in Malaya and Singapore back to their �homeland in Sarawak through Operation Mai Pulai.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sarawak (Malaysia), History, 1948-1963, Armies, Iban (Bornean people), Government publications, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Ling Sing
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 08:36
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2022 09:35

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