PGB Awarded to SB Officer

SHAH ALAM: The King on January 17 awarded Pingat Gagah Berani (PGB) – the second highest medal for gallantry – to Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohamad Hasnal Jamil for his sacrifices in the incident at Kampung Simunul, Semporna, Sabah in 2013. Mohamad Hasnal, 42, was the sole recipient of the […]


PGB Holder Laid To Rest

SHAH ALAM: PGB holder Mejar (rtd) Micheal Riman Bugat was laid to rest with full military honours at Makam Pahlawan, Taman Budaya in Kuching, Sarawak on August 10. Micheal passed away on August 7 at Hospital Umum Sarawak due to kidney disease according to a post by the Army’s 1 […]

Malaysian Army

PGB Holder Retiring

SHAH ALAM: PGB holder retiring. Mej Jen Mohd Halim Khalid, the fifth Fifth Division commander and the highest ranking PGB decorated soldier is retiring. He is replaced by Mej Jen Rahman bin A. Wahab, whose promotion, was made public on June 28 but effective on June 7. Mohd Halim, if […]

Malaysian Defence

Book Review Somalia Belang Harimau Besi

SHAH ALAM: Book review Somalia Belang Harimau Besi. Major General Mohd Halim Khalid, the highest ranking decorated soldier in service has written a book on his experiences during the Somalia peacekeeping operation. The book entitled Somalia Belang Harimau Besi (Somalia the Stripes (Imprint) of the Iron Tiger) is published by […]

Malaysian Army

Another PGB Holder Promoted

SHAH ALAM: Another PGB Holder Promoted. In our previous post Malaysian Defence reported that Major General Mohd Halim Khalid has become the highest ranking PGB holder in military service. Mohd Halim who was awarded the PGB for his actions in Somalia – not the Bakara market incident – was promoted […]

Malaysian Defence

Highest Decorated Soldier In Service

SHAH ALAM: Highest ranking decorated soldier in service. The new Fifth Division commander, Maj Gen Mohd Halim Khalid is now the highest ranking decorated serviceman. Mohd Halim, 58 earned his PGB while serving with the UN in Somalia in 1993 with the 19th RMR (Mek). Mohd Halim was appointed as […]