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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tragedi 26 April 1976...ANM

TUDM memang tidak berminat untuk mendokumentasikan penglibatannya, terutama helikopter Nuri dan 'Gunship' Alouette 111, semasa pasukan keselamatan menentang pengganas komunis di suatu ketika dulu. Tak apalah...biarlah Mejar pencen ini berusaha agar wira-wira tersebut sekurang-kurangnya diabadikan dalam blognya. Manalah TUDM nak ada masa untuk mengenang cerita 34 tahun dahulu...perkara remeh-temeh!

Selain menulis dalam blog, saya cuba melobi agar pihak berwajib membuat sesuatu agar cerita ini tidak dilupai. Justeru, melayanglah e-mel berikut...

Tragedi 26 April 1976
Mon, February 15, 2010 2:06:55 PM
From: nor ibrahim sulaiman nibsny@yahoo.com
To: YB Dato Rais yatim drrais@kpkk.gov.my; Dato\' Zahid Hamidi ro.ppm@mod.gov.my; Dato Latt Shariman latt.shariman@treasury.gov.my
Cc: sidek ksn sidek@pmo.gov.my; KSU Indef abubakar@mod.gov.my; Kol Jamal Kesek pengsek07@yahoo.com; Maj Kamarul RMAF RMAF webmaster@airforce.gov.my; Dato Muslim datomus@mail.gtitec.com.my

Assalamualaikum,

Saya percaya tarikh tersebut tidak memberi sebarang makna kepada YB/Tan Sri/Dato' semua. Pada hari tersebut, sebuah helikopter Nuri telah ditembak jatuh oleh pengganas komunis (PK) di kawasan operasi Gubir dan telah mengorbankan 11 anggota tentera, termasuk aircrew. Tidak dinafikan ramai warga TDM terkorban semasa menentang PK, tetapi insiden ini adalah buat pertama kalinya dalam sejarah Negara Malaysia yang tercinta ini dimana PK telah berjaya memusnahkan sebuah helikopter.

Di sini saya ingin mencadangkan agar pihak berwajib, terutama KPKK dan KEMENTAH mendokumentasikan insiden ini samaada dalam bentuk filem atau pun buku. MUNGKIN...ini dapat menyemarakkan semangat patriotisme rakyat terutama golongan muda.

Fikir-fikirkanlah.

MEJAR NOR IBRAHIM BIN SULAIMAN TUDM (B)

Saya memang sudah sedia maklum, Pak Menteri , KSN dan KSU sudah pasti tidak akan layan e-mel ini...bolayan. Itulah sebabnya saya mencuba kaedah lain pula,  'kacau' agensi yang terlibat secara langsung, Arkib Negara Malaysia (ANM). Nasiblah...Kalau tak cuba...mana nak tahu!

Tragedi 26 April 1976
Tue, February 16, 2010 4:20:16 PM
From: nor ibrahim sulaiman nibsny@yahoo.com
To: Dato\' Sidek sidek@arkib.gov.my
Cc: Puan Gowri gowri@arkib.gov.my; Sulasteri sulasteri@arkib.gov.my; Mohd Ariffin Santol ariffin@arkib.gov.my; Hj Noh noh@arkib.gov.my

Assalamualaikum,

Saya pasti 26 April 1976 tidak memberi makna kepada Dato'/Tuan/Puan. Pada tarikh tersebut, sebuah helikopter Nuri telah ditembak jatuh oleh pengganas komunis (PK) di kawasan operasi Gubir. Kesemua 11 anggota tentera, termasuk anak kapal, terkorban. Inilah satu-satunya insiden dalam sejarah negara Malaysia dimana PK berbangga dengan kejayaan mereka memusnahkan sebuah helikopter.

Saya sungguh kecewa kerana peristiwa ini tidak diketahui umum. Buat permulaan, saya telah menyenaraikan mereka yang terkorban dalam blog saya - http://xnuripilot.blogspot.com. Terdapat pembaca yang mengetahui insiden tersebut dan telah meceritakan pengalaman mereka ketika itu melalui kolum 'comments'.

Saya berharap pihak ANM membuat sesuatu untuk menonjolkan insiden ini. Saya percaya, laporan Lembaga Penyiasatan oleh TUDM keatas kejadian tersebut boleh di'declassified' untuk mendapat butir-butir selanjutnya. Saya bersedia membantu sekiranya diperlukan.

Terima kasih.

MEJAR NOR IBRAHIM BIN SULAIMAN TUDM (B)

Saya yakin ANM akan memberi respons standard "...Adalah dimaklumkan bahawa perkara ini sedang dalam kajian dan pertimbangan Kerajaan". Tanggapan saya sungguh meleset. Tidak seperti agensi Kerajaan tertentu dalam coretan yang terdahulu, Syukur Alhamdulillah...saya menerima respons yang positif dari pihak ANM...Maafkan saya ANM.

RE: Kajian Pesawat Nuri Ditembak Jatuh Di Gubir
Wed, February 17, 2010 9:55:04 AM
From: sulasteri sulasteri@arkib.gov.my
To: nor ibrahim sulaiman nibsny@yahoo.com
Cc: Dato Hj Sidek Jamil sidek@arkib.gov.my; zahriah@arkib.gov.my; Hjh Daresah Hj Ismail daresah@arkib.gov.my; ariffin@arkib.gov.my

Assalamualaikum,

Terima kasih kasih di atas email tuan kepada Arkib Negara. Kami sedang mendapatkan sedikit sebanyak maklumat mengenai peristiwa ini dari bahan-bahan yang terdapat di Arkib Negara. Untuk makluman sebagai mengenang jasa dan memperingati peristiwa ini saya berdacang untuk memasukkan peristiwa bersejarah ini ke dalam program ‘Hari Ini Dalam Sejarah’ untuk bulan April akan datang (iaitu pada tarikh peristiwa berlaku 26 April 1976) untuk siaran di RTM, di TV1 dan radio.

Kami mengalu-alaukan sekiranya tuan sudi untuk berkongsi maklumat yang berkaian agar dapat digunakan dan dimanfaatkan oleh penyelidik-penyelidik yang datang ke Arkib Negara untuk menjalankan kajian lanjut.

Terima kasih di atas sokongan

Sulasteri Abd. Hamid
Seksyen Dokumentasi
Arkib Negara Malaysia

Pembaca...kita tunggu 26 April 2010. Sekiranya program ini diudarakan seperti yang dijanjikan oleh ANM, inilah buat PERTAMA kali tragedi tersebut diperingati oleh negara setelah 34 tahun ianya berlaku...walaupun untuk beberapa saat!! Ini peringkat pertama. Manalah tahu selepas itu ada di kalangan rakyat yang prihatin terhadap pengorbanan wira-wira tersebut dan bersedia untuk membuat filem dokumentari atau menulis buku tentang insiden ini, InsyaAllah.  Saya berharap pembaca semua, terutama waris wira-wira tersebut, mencatat dalam diari akan tarikh itu. Kepada semua penyumbang, dalam bentuk komen dan keratan akhbar, yang telah memudahkan saya menulis coretan ini...TERIMA KASIH. 

17 comments:

Capt's Longhouse said...

nor,

,,,well done brother !.
,,,many of us are still around to relay what actually happened and in fact, we should get the accounts from our fighter pilots too, cos. it was the very 1st time we shot back in anger.
,,,the final pull out from Thailand should also be included ?....or maybe that's why the govn. has been keeping quiet about it !. We very nearly went to war with Thailand for it.

Mej (B) Nor Ibrahim Bin Sulaiman said...

Dear Sharif,

After 34 long years of being forgotten...by the nation and RMAF!

Capt's Longhouse said...

,,,we had then, a defence minister that committed murder !..and he is now walking free too geeee ! Now, guess why that period is best forgotten by the Government and existing rusty military leadership ?.
,,,this govn. is just thinking of their own very survival and how to enrich themselves b4 GE 13, from the looks of it.
,,,there is no pride in any of them and history will forget them too. Made no history too.
,,,a nation without histories and heroes to remember by is not a nation. Just a waste land indeed !.
,,,BUT its NOT too late, we can remind them since we are still alive and kicking ?. So keep the ball rolling and am sure you will finally score the goals.

ArshadRaji said...

Dear Nor,

Just wonder what PR Mindef is doing. I suppose they are too busy to even raise this issue to their bosses, who are also too busy with the personal chores.
This is how Mindef honours their heroes, or are they really concern of ever remembering our heroes. Sadly, even the services pretend that they don't even know such incidences ever happened. Maklum sajalah, mereka ini terlalu baru dalam perkhidmatan pada ketika berlakunya kejadian itu. Atau mereka ynag berpangkat besar terlalu sebuk bermain golf agaknya.
Once again Nor, keep the pressure on.

Anonymous said...

Surely PAT does not know the 26 April tragedy as he was not even involved in any military operation!!!
Pak Chad just track the PAT background what was he doing in 1976!!!
For AKSPA, ehmmmmm .......
Just like what was said by capt, rusty military leadership but very sharp with golf, wine and cigar.
So, who cares!!! PM? Defence Minister? Existing generals?
Tension.......zilch reaction from the top military bra....ss and sicko!!!!!!

Mej (B) Nor Ibrahim Bin Sulaiman said...

Dear Dato',

I'll try my best to keep on pursuing the issue of the allowances, InsyaAllah. Thanks for the support.

Dear Anonymous,

A real pity that MAF has totally neglected those heroes! If the PDRM is proud of "Bukit Kepong"...MAF should be proud of Gubir Tragedy.

Anonymous said...

Dear NIBS,
Well done, at least you've got a response from ANM. I agree with Pak Uban that since there are still a great number of those who were involved in the operations in and around the time of the "Nuri Tragedy" (both in the svc and retired),there shud be an effort to document all those incidences to let the man in the street know how much we have sacrificed for the country. Imagine... we were then flying in and out of LPs and counting the blessings and luck of not getting shot at! But yes ,, bullets were whizzing all around us, some got shot ... and survived but..some of our comrades in arms didn't (may God bless them) I remember those days when we stepped out of the Mess (for the bachelors la!)to go for flying, there was always the thought , "wonder wether I will survive the day and be able to come back to sleep on my bed or still "sleep" and buried under the cold earth/soil. Well a lot of us survived but we have remained silent and not wanting to tell others about our ordeal and tribulations. So it's good that people like you Nor and Pak Uban have started telling others about our experiences. Mebbe others will follow suit and as for me I intend to but wait for the right time.

To answer the question where was the PAT then during the tragedy, well... he was not even a pilot yet!! Yes he was not in control of a flying machine, but in control of a microphone controlling flying machines... an air traffic contoller!

ExNuri/Alouette Pilot

Anonymous said...

Woww!!! Anon 7:42!!! That man who is PAT now was in the aircond room in 1976!!! no wonder he has got a brain either frozen or empty!!!
How the nation can put this guy to be at that position..... ?
No wonder what was brought up by mej, he is not interested at all or he is wondering to go on leave again to DUBAI.
Think about time to wake up the Defence Minister and please don't get his brain frozen too.
Macam mana dengan PTU tu... apa dia buat? Continue to remain kelabu eversince!!!
Alahai...TUDM... apa nak jadi!!!

Katon Tin Ton said...

Betul tu... mana2 peristiwa penting dalam ATM mestilah diabadikan dalam bentuk filem atau buku. Jgn jadi macam peristiwa di BAKARA MARKET. Bila US buat filem, baru kita nak kecoh. Apasal kita tak buat filem dulu sebelum dia org?

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous,

PTU was already a pilot then (masa tragedy 24 Apr 76)and he was very much involved in the operations at the border, doing bombing runs on the Tebuans. I guess he was involved ptior to the earlier incident where the Nuri piloted by Lt Murad was shot.You see before the Nuri went in, Waves of bombings were being done by the
F5Es and Tebuans dropping the 1000 lb and 500 lb bombs and followed by straffings by the Alouette gunships. Yet the CTs were still there waiting to take potshots at the Nuris. I salute you Nuri pilots! You were there receiving the brunt of the attacks by the CTs!
Ex Nuri/Alouette Pilot

P/S hello all you Ex Gubir veterans out there (people on islands included) how about a reunion, nothing fancy, just teh tarik and nasi bungkus will do. Important things is just to catch up on old frens and talk about old times. Anybody willing to take it from there?

Mej (B) Nor Ibrahim Bin Sulaiman said...

Dear Anonymous 12.20PM

Good suggestion. I would love to attend the reunion.

ExNuriAlouettePilot said...

Dear NIBS,
My 1000 apologies, I still owe you a copy of the Master's degree scroll. Insyallah will send it to your email addy.

Capt's Longhouse said...

Reunion at Kapas Island on 5th June every year !..hehehe its my birthday and the whole world is invited for an island bash, bbq and mid-night swim plus dancing !.
The whole island is invited too FOC but must be piraty dressed-up cos its a PIRATE night. We shall bbq a lembu and tons of sotong to be freshly caught from the sea !.
don't forget to bring a bottle of something too hehehe...pot luck drink in a tempayan as standard protocol all these years hic hehehe.

Anonymous said...

Pak Uban,
That's not a bad idea, a reunion at Cotton Island. But the reality of it, I dont know, it's already difficult to get people to gather in KL , what more getting them to go to your pirate's hideout off the Marang coast. But we can give it a try. For starters all you Gubir Vets out there start sending out feelers about this reunion at Cotton Island, ya on 6 june 2010 to honour this pilot turned pirate (to a chinaman the likes of LST, a pilot is a pirate anyway!). Those still working please find time, take leave and head for the east coast, google and use your GPS to get to the island. As far as I can remember we have organised 2 reunions so far, first one was at Hotel Equatorial Bangi and I cannot remember where the
2nd one was held (memory giving way!)Well maybe we can extend the invitation to our ground counterparts, the Army guys who were with us doing the Gubir stint. Over to you guys.

Capt's Longhouse said...

,,,its 5th june on my birthday !. Pirate Party on the beach, great fun as always. hohohoo !!

Anonymous said...

Can we invite PM, Defence Minister, KSU, PAT and PTU......hahahhahahahahaha if they come will bbq them instead!!!
Can we import some Mongolians worker to cotton island.
over to you...hohohoooooho.

Mat Jaya said...

Terima kasih mejer..baru lepas tgk mhi...baru tahu trajedi nuri 1976