I have established contact with my former Brigade Commander who was commanding the 4th Mechanized Infantry Brigade, he is now retired. He commanded Malaysian Troops in Cambodia with great distinction. The troops who served under him in the Brigade, used to refer to him as the "Soldier's General". He blogs at http://mindnoevil.blogspot.com/
I have placed him in my blogroll under 'Local Bloggers' in my left side bar. He was commissioned into the Royal Malay Regiment. He had this to say about the Rangers whom he commanded in Cambodia, "Sincerely, my command of the Ranger battalion in Cambodia is the best command that I ever had. Yes, I had Major Christopher Joseph with me and the last I heard, he had left the service, and I still honour his soldiers that had protected me, and their hard work".
He has also written the most recent letter in Malaysiakini
titled "A construction company for submarine rescue?" Can’t they notice the fallacy of awarding strategic defence contracts involving a foreigner without the participation of a local representative? This is a question that only our political masters and the powers-that-be in the defence ministry (both civilian and military) can answer.
Recently, there was talk of acquiring an Airborne Early Warning Aircraft (Aewac) for the armed forces. Will this British national again feature in this deal through the infamous direct negotiations? Read the whole article by going to the Malaysiakini link above. I am glad I was able to re-establish contacts with him. So many things to talk about. People who know him and want to establish contacts with him, please go here.