Warriors’ Day Celebration kicks off with ceremony steeped in tradition

PUTRAJAYA: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah graced the Warriors’ Day 2022 parade at Dataran Pahlawan Negara here on Sundauy (July 31).

The Warriors’ Day celebration began with the trooping the colour ceremony involving colours of the Agong and regimental flags of the First Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment, in a guard of honour mounted by four officers and 103 men.

‘Negaraku’ was played, accompanied by the firing of a 21-gun salute performed by Lt Kol Mohd Asri Che Wil of the 41st Royal Artillery Regiment.

His Majesty then inspected the guard of honour.

The Warriors’ Day parade involved 58 officers and 867 men from the Malaysian Armed Forces and Royal Malaysia Police, as well as 152 veterans from the Armed Forces Veterans Association and Retired and Former Police of Malaysia.

The parade was led by the commanding officer of the 10th Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment, Lt Kol Muhammad Ikhwan Hussin.

Also present were Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein and Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin.

Armed Forced Chief Jen Tan Sri Affendi Buang and Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani were also in attendance.

The ceremony then proceeded with the sounding of the ‘Last Post’ while the Jalur Gemilang was lowered.

There was also a pantomime performance about the sacrifice of national fighters in a battle that took place in Bakara Market, Mogadishu, Somalia, on Oct 3 and 4, 1993. – Bernama