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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Left-wing nationalism
Malay Left
LeaderAbdullah CD
Area of operationsJungles of Northern Malaysia and Southern Thailand
Part ofMalayan National Liberation Army
Originated asKesatuan Melayu Muda
Parti Kebangsaan Melayu Malaya
Angkatan Wanita Sedar
Angkatan Pemuda Insaf
Ikatan Pemuda Tanah Air Melayu
Hizbul Muslimin
Opponent(s)United Kingdom
New Zealand
Federation of Malaysia
Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

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.


  • "Malayan People's Army. 10th Regiment Archives". International Institute of Social History. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. Retrieved 2018-05-19.