10th Malay Regiment

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The 10th Malay Regiment, established 21 May 1949, was the only predominantly Malay regiment of the Malayan National Liberation Army (MNLA). Other regiments of this armed wing of the Malayan Communist Party were predominantly Chinese, the regiment fought against the British occupation of Malaysia after World War II.

10th Malay Regiment

Rejimen Sepuluh
Participant in Malayan Emergency
Communist insurgency in Malaysia (1968–89)

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Active 1949-1989
Ideology Communism
Marxism-Leninism
Maoism
Left-wing nationalism
Anti-fascism
Malay Left
Leader Abdullah CD
Area of operations Jungles of Northern Malaysia and Southern Thailand
Part of Malayan National Liberation Army
Originated as Kesatuan Melayu Muda
Parti Kebangsaan Melayu Malaya
Angkatan Wanita Sedar
Angkatan Pemuda Insaf
Ikatan Pemuda Tanah Air Melayu
Hizbul Muslimin
Opponents United Kingdom
Australia
New Zealand
Federation of Malaysia
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
Fiji
Thailand

The name 10th Malay Regiment was after the 10 Zulhijjah, or the Hari Raya Qurban, celebrated by the Muslims in remembrance on the incident where Abraham had to sacrifice Ishmael after he received signs from God, it was on the 10th of Zulhijjah when they formed the 10th Malay Regiment.

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