When did the Lahad Datu standoff start and end?
The 2013 Lahad Datu standoff (also known as the Lahad Datu incursion) was a military conflict that started on 11 February 2013 and fully ended on 24 March 2013. The conflict began when 235 militants, some of whom were armed, arrived by boats in Lahad Datu District, Sabah, Malaysia from Simunul island, Tawi-Tawi,…
What does the 21 Grup Gerak Khas stand for?
The 21 Grup Gerak Khas (English: 21st Special Service Group, Jawi: ٢١ ڬروڤ ڬرق خاص) – commonly known as GGK – is a special forces regiment of the Malaysian Army which conducts special operations missions for the Malaysian government, such as direct action, unconventional warfare, sabotage, counter-terrorism, and intelligence gathering.
How many Gerak Khas are in the Malaysian Army?
The Malaysian Special Forces is subordinated to the Armed Forces HQ and Army HQ. The three regiments of Gerak Khas are grouped under 21 Gerup Gerak Khas.
Who are the Special Forces Directorate in Grup Gerak Khas?
The Special Forces Directorate is a small group of around 20 personnel, tasked with planning and coordination of resources and equipment of Gerup Gerak Khas. The directorate also provides assistance during operational deployment of Gerup Gerak Khas units and formulate policy guidelines.
What did Mohamaddin Ketapi say about Lahad Datu?
Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi has apologised for his controversial remarks over the 2013 Lahad Datu incursion by Sulu militants. ― Picture by Choo Choy May Follow us on Instagram and subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates.
Who was the Malaysian foreign minister in 2013?
On 7 March 2013, the Malaysian Foreign Ministry issued a statement that said it now considered Kiram’s III forces as a group of terrorists “following their atrocities and brutalities committed in the killing of Malaysia’s security personnel”. It added that the label had the concurrence of Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario.