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The Spear and the Kerambit : the exploits of VAT 69, Malaysia’s Elite Fighting Force, 1968-1989 / A. Navaratnam.

By: Navaratnam, A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Kuala Lumpur : Utusan Publications & Distributors, 2001Description: xiii, 205 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9676111961 (pbk).Other title: Exploits of VAT 69, Malaysia’s Elite Fighting Force, 1968-1989.Subject(s): Malaysia -- History, MilitaryOnline resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Foreword v -- Introduction vii -- Acknowledgements xi -- Abbreviations xiii -- PART I -- THE EARLY YEARS -- 1 The Communist Party of Malaya -- Overview of CPM Activities (1960-1969) 3 -- 2 Formation of VAT 69 9 -- 3 Early Experiences (1969-1972) 18 -- 4 Ops Sukat (Jalong-Sungai Siput Utara) -- VAT 69 Scores First Kill in Sungai Siput 24 -- PART II -- CHONG CHOR’S SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONS -- 5 CCM Chong Chor’s Southern Expedition into Malaysia 37 -- 6 Ops Setia 5 (Pahang) -- In Pursuit of CMM Chong Chor 39 -- 7 Chong Chor’s Setback in Pahang 47 -- 8 Chong Chor Captured 52 -- PART III -- THE BAMBOO AREA -- 9 CT Exploitation of Orang Asli in the Bamboo Area 65 -- 10 Ops Bamboo 1 to 3 70 -- 11 The Red Assassins’ Trail 90 -- 12 Ops Bamboo 4-6 94 -- PART IV -- ENCOUNTERS IN OTHER AREAS -- 13 OpsJenak (Raub) -- Peace Returns to the Sungai Ruan-Sungai Liang Area 111 -- 14 Ops Kelong (Telemong, Pahang) -- Capturing Communist Terrorists in Pahang 120 -- 15 Ops Macai (Slim River) -- Elimination of Slim River Armed Work Force 127 -- 16 Ops Manis -- Christmas Cheer at Padang Terap, Kedah 134 -- 17 Ops Khas (Ayer Kala) -- Communist Supplier Turned Police Agent 142 -- 18 Ops Tua Baru 7/79 (Kuala Kubu Baru) -- VAT 69 Patrols Fight Enemy Twice Their Strength 150 -- 19 Ops Setia 13/79 (Tanjung Malim) -- Good Tracking Wins the Day 160 -- 20 Ops Indera 12/Indera Khas 1/80 (Bentong) -- 1980 -A Spectacular Year for VAT 69 165 -- 21 Project Catfish 4 -- Mission to Capture CTs from Enemy Hideout 181 -- 22 Peace Returns to Malaysia 189 -- 23 VAT 69’s Present Role 191 -- 24 Recollections 193 -- About the Author 197 -- Appendices 201 -- Bibliography 204.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-205).

Machine generated contents note: Foreword v -- Introduction vii -- Acknowledgements xi -- Abbreviations xiii -- PART I -- THE EARLY YEARS -- 1 The Communist Party of Malaya -- Overview of CPM Activities (1960-1969) 3 -- 2 Formation of VAT 69 9 -- 3 Early Experiences (1969-1972) 18 -- 4 Ops Sukat (Jalong-Sungai Siput Utara) -- VAT 69 Scores First Kill in Sungai Siput 24 -- PART II -- CHONG CHOR’S SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONS -- 5 CCM Chong Chor’s Southern Expedition into Malaysia 37 -- 6 Ops Setia 5 (Pahang) -- In Pursuit of CMM Chong Chor 39 -- 7 Chong Chor’s Setback in Pahang 47 -- 8 Chong Chor Captured 52 -- PART III -- THE BAMBOO AREA -- 9 CT Exploitation of Orang Asli in the Bamboo Area 65 -- 10 Ops Bamboo 1 to 3 70 -- 11 The Red Assassins’ Trail 90 -- 12 Ops Bamboo 4-6 94 -- PART IV -- ENCOUNTERS IN OTHER AREAS -- 13 OpsJenak (Raub) -- Peace Returns to the Sungai Ruan-Sungai Liang Area 111 -- 14 Ops Kelong (Telemong, Pahang) -- Capturing Communist Terrorists in Pahang 120 -- 15 Ops Macai (Slim River) -- Elimination of Slim River Armed Work Force 127 -- 16 Ops Manis -- Christmas Cheer at Padang Terap, Kedah 134 -- 17 Ops Khas (Ayer Kala) -- Communist Supplier Turned Police Agent 142 -- 18 Ops Tua Baru 7/79 (Kuala Kubu Baru) -- VAT 69 Patrols Fight Enemy Twice Their Strength 150 -- 19 Ops Setia 13/79 (Tanjung Malim) -- Good Tracking Wins the Day 160 -- 20 Ops Indera 12/Indera Khas 1/80 (Bentong) -- 1980 -A Spectacular Year for VAT 69 165 -- 21 Project Catfish 4 -- Mission to Capture CTs from Enemy Hideout 181 -- 22 Peace Returns to Malaysia 189 -- 23 VAT 69’s Present Role 191 -- 24 Recollections 193 -- About the Author 197 -- Appendices 201 -- Bibliography 204.

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