So, yours truly sent this email to the Sun with the hope that the papers would write about the various military operations launched in the area...
From: nor ibrahim sulaiman
To: Editor thesun
Subject: "Our Little-Known War Camp"
I received the attached article on the above topic from a colleague. Thank you for highlighting the most unforgettable military camp during the insurgency era in the Peninsular Malaysia. As you might have known, one Nuri helicopter was shot down in Gubir Ops area where 11 heroes on board were killed. In fact, I had written a book on the some of the operations conducted in Gubir area circa 70s' - Coretan Xnuripilot. All the 2000 books printed were sold out.
Please feel free to read about the tragedy here:
Of course, another 'hot' area of operations was Kroh (now Pangkalan Hulu, Perak):
You're most welcome to contact me if you want to know more of the sacrifices of the unsung heroes in defending the sovereignty of our beloved country - MALAYSIA.
MAJOR NOR IBRAHIM BIN SULAIMAN RMAF (R)
I tried to call Pang5 at Sg Petani but the general line to the camp was unserviceable. I wanted to suggest to him to invite the veterans of the Gubir Ops to relate their experiences to the current service personnel under his command. If I remember well, I read in the newspapers some time back, the Pang5 had encouraged the veterans to tell their experiences for the benefit of the new generation of servicemen. I'm not sure whether the current Pang5 or his predecessor who made that call during one of those gatherings. Then I called his Chief Of Staff through his mobile phone to offer my suggestion. He suggested that I write to the Pang5 himself. I told him that I'd email his Boss once I managed to get his address. Frankly, I'm reluctant to write letters knowing that it might be lost in transit. However, emails will reach their addressees within seconds. Whether they are being read by the addressees, is totally a different story.
Lt Kol Basri Omar....Thank you.