• Short Summary

    THE JACK OF ALL TRADES AMONG MALAYSIA'S MILITARY AND INTERNAL SECURITY UNITS IS THE POLICE FIELD FORCE.

  • Description

    THE JACK OF ALL TRADES AMONG MALAYSIA'S MILITARY AND INTERNAL SECURITY UNITS IS THE POLICE FIELD FORCE.IT IS A SEVEN-HUNDRED STRONG GROUP WHICH IS RECRUITED FROM POLICE FORCES THROUGHOUT MALAYSIA.

    THE FORCE WAS FORMED IN 1953, AT THE HEIGHT OF THE COMMUNIST EMERGENCY, WHEN IT WAS FOUND THAT POLICE FULLY TRAINED IN JUNGLE WARFARE WERE NEEDED TO HUNT DOWN THE REBELS.

    SINCE THEN 16,000 POLICE WHO MEET STIFF PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT, HAVE DONE THE NORMAL TWO-YEAR POSTING WITH THE FIELD FORCE.

    AMONG CURRENT RECRUITS ARE POLICEMEN FROM THE BORNEO TERRITORIES WHO, WITH OTHERS FROM MALAYA, ARE UNDERGROUND AN EIGHT WEEKS COURSE AT KROH, IN THE MOUNTAINOUS BORDER OF PERU AND THAILAND.

    ALSO COMPLETING THE COURSE WERE THAI POLICE OFFICERS, AS A RESULT OF A MALAYSIAN OFFER TO THE THAI GOVERNMENT.

    THE POLICE UNDERGO THE SAME WEAPONS TRAINING AND SURVIVAL EXERCISES AS ALL MALAYSIAN SECURITY FORCES.

    AT KROH RECENTLY, A PLATOON WAS ON THE FIRING RANGE, MOUNTING A DUMMY ATTACK ON A REBEL POSITION.

    AS THEY MOVED UP THE RANGE HIDDEN MACHINE GUNNER, FIRING LIVE AMMUNITION, GAVE THEM A LIFE-LIKE INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNIST AMBUSH TACTICS.

    THE MEN OPENED UP ON TARGETS WITH BREN GUNS, AUTOMATIC WEAPONS AND RIFLES.

    ON ANOTHER PART OF THE TRAINING AREA MEN FROM SABAH WERE COMPLETING THE OBSTACLE COURSE, A EXACTING RUN WITH FULL PACK OVER WATERCOURSES AND UP STEEP INCLUDES.

    THE CLIMAX FOR THEM CAME AFTER THEY HAD SWUNG THEMSELVES BY ROPE ACROSS A GULLY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6AGBKIM6XH1GW97T2TLLQDHB7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AGBKIM6XH1GW97T2TLLQDHB7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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