Tentera Darat Malaysia
The first military in Malaysia can be traced back to the Malay States Volunteer Rifles which existed from 1915-1936. The birth of the Malaysian Army came about when the Federal Council of Federated Malay States eventually passed the Malay Regiment Bill on 23 January 1933.
The 1st Bn Malay Regiment was famous for its successful defence of Opium Hill (Malay: Bukit Chandu), Singapore, in the Battle of Pasir Panjang during the Battle of Singapore. We shall always remember the sacrifices of Lt. Adnan.
After World War II and during the Malayan Emergency, the number of battalions was increased to 7 in the early 1950s.
The Royal Ranger Regiment's lineage began in 1863 as the paramilitary Sarawak Rangers. Although the second in the order of precedence, it is the oldest active formation of the Army.
The Malaysian army played an important role in high profile battles such as the Black Hawkdown Operations during the Mogadishu battle, the Kosovo war, United Nations Iran-Iraq Military war, United Nations Protection Force as well as the cross border attacks in Lahad Datu Sabah in 2013.