Kuching Heroes Cemetery

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Kuching Heroes' Mausoleum
Malaysian Armed Forces Department of Veterans Affairs
Ministry of Defence (Malaysia)
Used for those deceased 2011–present
Established 2011
Location 1°32′58.2684″N 110°20′33.3204″E / 1.549519000°N 110.342589000°E / 1.549519000; 110.342589000Coordinates: 1°32′58.2684″N 110°20′33.3204″E / 1.549519000°N 110.342589000°E / 1.549519000; 110.342589000
near Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Total burials 23
Burials by nation
Specific figures are not available
Burials by war

Kuching Heroes' Cemetery is a mausoleum located in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. This cemetery is located at Jalan Taman Budaya.[1]

Commeration[edit]

On 29 August 2016, a ceremony for the Ceasefire and Declaration of the end of the Indonesian Confrontation was held in the cemetery.[2] The following year on 29 August 2017, a commemoration and thanksgiving service by the New Zealand Malayan Veterans Association (NZMVA) also held in the site.[3]

Inscription[edit]

Since the early days of Malayan Emergency. Iban Trackers from Sarawak served with the United Kingdom Armed Forces by arrangement with the Government of the Federation of Malaya, as part of the security forces operating against with the Communist terrorist in Malaya. On 1 January 1953, the Iban Trackers were reformed into two experimental platoons of Sarawak Rangers to give them fully military status where they continued to serve in the front line as trackers with the various Commonwealth Forces. These brave soldiers played a vital role throughout the remains were laid to rest in 6 Commonwealth War Graves in West Malaysia and Singapore. In honour to their bravery and sacrifices made by these brave soldiers, the Federal Government in collaboration with the Sarawak Government and the Malaysian Armed Forces their remains and interred them with honour at the Heroes Grave. This Memorial is erected in honour of the sacrifice of these brave soldiers who died fighting and defending the sovereignty of the country. Their remains were exhumed from the respective Commonwealth War Graves and brought home to Sarawak and reburied at this site through Operation MAI PULAI.

"AGI IDUP AGI NGELABAN"

Notable burials[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Retired RAF master engineer makes nostalgic visit to Kuching". The Borneo Post. 9 March 2018. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "In remembrance of the heroes of Sarawak". The Borneo Post Seeds. 19 October 2016. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Memorial service at Heroes Memorial Park attended by 72 veterans". The Borneo Post. 30 August 2017. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
  4. ^ Vanes Devindran (9 March 2010). "Mini museum dedicated to Iban trackers and Sarawak Rangers to be built". The Star. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
  5. ^ Johnson K Saai (27 July 2011). "Remains of 21 Iban trackers, Sarawak Rangers home at last". The Borneo Post. Archived from the original on 1 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
  6. ^ "Kanang Langkau". Billion Graves. Retrieved 1 April 2018. 
  7. ^ "DSP Michael Anak Padel". Billion Graves. Retrieved 1 April 2018.