Sikh who previously served in the army and police refused his pension in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CHAKRA) – A Sikh man who fought communist rebels in what was once called Malaysia was denied a pension due to some technical details in Malaysia.
Mukhtiar Singh was a veteran fighter and a ranked captain looks back on his years of service in the police and military with pride and disrespect. The pride stems from his years of fearless service and feels a lack of respect because his basic right to a pension was denied.
Mr. Singh was sent to Malaysia by his farming parents in the Indian state of Punjab to study. The spread of the crisis in Malaysia in the late 1940s, however, changed everything when he was drafted into the police force.
Mukhtiar was appointed Acting Inspector in 1954 and led a 36-man two-shield defensive shield platoon of Selangor Battle. Singh’s platoon was responsible for the capture and elimination of more than a dozen insurgents.
Mukthiar was recognized for his role in ridding Selangor of insurgents in a parade held to mark the end of the Communist threat to the state.
He is upset that despite having served the government for over 25 years, he has been denied his legitimate pension. However, Mikthiar Singh has not given up hope that his great police and military services to the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia will finally be recognized with the help of a few friends.