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Warriors’s Day Parade 2022 Returns after Two-year Hiatus

KUALA LUMPUR, — The Warriors’ Day celebration, which is usually held on July 31 every year is back after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) chief of staff deputy assistant Brig Gen Ahmad Yusof said the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah has consented to attend all events which will be held in conjunction with the Warriors’ Day celebration.

The events include the Warriors’ Day Parade 2022 which is scheduled to take place at Dataran Pahlawan Negara in Putrajaya.

Ahmad said the parade would involve six contingents, namely the Malaysian Army, the Royal Malaysian Navy, the Royal Malaysian Air Force, the Royal Malaysia Police, the Veterans Association of Malaysian Armed Forces and the Malaysian Ex-Police Association.

“There will also be a pantomime performance that showcases the bravery of the 19th Royal Malay Regiment troops participating in a United Nations mission to rescue the US Rangers from a guerrilla attack in the Battle of Mogadishu (in Somalia),” he said.

Ahmad hoped that this year’s celebration would create awareness, especially among youths, on the importance of appreciating efforts made to safeguard peace and security in the country.

Meanwhile, Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department deputy director Datuk Kasuandi All said Warriors’ Day was originally known as Poppy Day or Remembrance Day among Commonwealth countries after the end of the First World War to remember those who died in military service.

“In Malaysia, 31 July is observed as Warriors’ Day annually to mark the end of the emergency period in 1960. The celebration was held to commemorate the services and bravery of our fallen heroes.

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