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Encyclopedia > Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja

Royal Corps of Military Police


Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja is the Military Police branch of the Malaysian Army. Called “Redcaps” like their British cousins, Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja, more popularly called just “MPs”, keep discipline within the Army ranks and ensure security at Malaysian Army Installations. Malaysian Army ensign Crest of Malaysian Army The Malaysian Army (Malay: Tentera Darat) is the land component of the Malaysian Armed Forces. ... Malaysian Army ensign Crest of Malaysian Army The Malaysian Army (Malay: Tentera Darat) is the land component of the Malaysian Armed Forces. ...

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History

At the end of world War II, Malaya was in a precarious situation. The civil police was in tatters and the 2 battalions of the Malay Regiment has been disbanded by the Japanese when Singapore fell in 1942 and not to be reformed until 1948. Map of Peninsular Malaysia Peninsular Malaysia (Malay: Semenanjung Malaysia) is the part of Malaysia which lies on the Malay Peninsula, and shares a land border with Thailand in the north. ... The Royal Malay Regiment (Malay: Rejimen Askar Melayu DiRaja) is one of two infantry regiments in the Royal Malaysian Army. ...


When British Forces to Malaya at the end of World War II, Military Police units of the Indian Army played a major role in assisting the civil authorities enforcing peace and order in Malaya. Map of Peninsular Malaysia Peninsular Malaysia (Malay: Semenanjung Malaysia) is the part of Malaysia which lies on the Malay Peninsula, and shares a land border with Thailand in the north. ... It has been suggested that Gendarmerie be merged into this article or section. ... The Indian Army is the largest branch of the Armed Forces of India and has the primary responsibility of conducting land-based military operations. ... Map of Peninsular Malaysia Peninsular Malaysia (Malay: Semenanjung Malaysia) is the part of Malaysia which lies on the Malay Peninsula, and shares a land border with Thailand in the north. ...


On 4 December 1950, during the early years on the Malayan Emergency, 9 Malay Regiment soldiers were chosen to form Malay Regiment Military Police Section and perform Provost duties within the regiment. They were stationed at Kem Segenting at Port Dickson. The Malayan Emergency was an insurrection and guerrilla war of the Malay Races Liberation Army against the British and Malayan administration from 1948-1960 in what is now Malaysia. ... The Royal Malay Regiment (Malay: Rejimen Askar Melayu DiRaja) is one of two infantry regiments in the Royal Malaysian Army. ... The Royal Malay Regiment (Malay: Rejimen Askar Melayu DiRaja) is one of two infantry regiments in the Royal Malaysian Army. ... It has been suggested that Gendarmerie be merged into this article or section. ... Section can be: A cross section (in the common sense or the physics sense) In mathematics: A conic section A section of a fiber bundle or sheaf A Caesarean section In UK law, Section 28 In the fictional Star Trek universe, Section 31 A military unit A section (land) is... Provost is from the Latin praepositus (set over, from praeponere, to place in front). It may mean: Provost (religion), a church official. ... Map of Port Dickson Port Dickson or PD to locals is a beach and holiday destination situated about 32km from Seremban and 60 km from Kuala Lumpur. ...


On 13 November 1953, the Malay Regiment Military Police (enlarged from the previously one section strength) was transferred to the British Royal Military Police administration and transferred to Taiping, Perak, and the Military Police Company was formed, under the command of Captain Dillon White. Apart from performing provost duties, the Military Police Company assisted civil authorities in keeping public order. The Royal Malay Regiment (Malay: Rejimen Askar Melayu DiRaja) is one of two infantry regiments in the Royal Malaysian Army. ... It has been suggested that Gendarmerie be merged into this article or section. ... The Royal Military Police (RMP) is the military police branch of the British Army. ... It has been suggested that Gendarmerie be merged into this article or section. ... Look up company in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Provost is from the Latin praepositus (set over, from praeponere, to place in front). It may mean: Provost (religion), a church official. ... It has been suggested that Gendarmerie be merged into this article or section. ... Look up company in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In urban planning, the notion of public order refers a city containing relatively empty (and orderly) spaces; which allow for flexibility in redesiging the citys layout; such perceptions played an important role in the establishments of suburbs. ...


The Military Police Company moved to Kuala Lumpur on 29 March 1957 and underwent a name change to the Federation Military Police. And in July 1957, the company was moved to Kem Imphal in Kuala Lumpur. It has been suggested that Gendarmerie be merged into this article or section. ... Look up company in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Federation of Malaya, or in Malay Persekutuan Tanah Melayu, was formed in 1948 from the British settlements of Penang and Malacca and the nine Malay states and replaced the Malayan Union. ... It has been suggested that Gendarmerie be merged into this article or section. ... Nickname: KL Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Peace and progress) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: Country Malaysia State Federal Territory Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Mayor Ruslin Hasan Area    - City 243. ...


With the formation of Malaysia, the unit was called the Malaysian Military Police Corps. The Corps was bestowed the title “DiRaja” on 7 June 1997, by Tuanku Jaafar Tunku Abdul Rahman, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, hence the Corps is known as Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja.


Role

The peacetime role of Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja is to support and assist the Malaysian Army in training for war, and maintain discipline amongst military personnel. Malaysian Army ensign Crest of Malaysian Army The Malaysian Army (Malay: Tentera Darat) is the land component of the Malaysian Armed Forces. ...


In war, Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja provides tactical Military Police support to the Army in all phases of operations, enforcement of military law and codes of conduct, crime prevention and controlling the flow of refugees and displaced persons. It has been suggested that Gendarmerie be merged into this article or section. ... Military law is a distinct legal system to which members of armed forces are subject. ...


Organisation and Units

The Military Police Directorate at the Markas Tentera Darat (Army Headquarters) oversee development and coordinate activities of Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja. The Provost Marshall of Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja is a Brig. Jeneral.


On 1 January 1981, there were 4 Regiments in Kor Polis Tentera, with one Regiment an organic component to each of the Infantry divisions in the Malaysian Army. A Military Police Company is attached to each of the three Brigades of the Division.

  • 4 Regiments – one Military Police Regiment for each of the 4 Infantry Divisions
    • Military Police Company attached to each Brigade
  • Independent Military Police Companies

Pusat Latihan Polis Tentera PULAPOT

Pusat Latihan Polis Tentera (Military Police School) is located in Kuala Lumpur. This is the Central Military Police Training Centre where soldiers are trained in Military Policing and Military Law. Nickname: KL Motto: Maju dan makmur (Malay: Peace and progress) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: Country Malaysia State Federal Territory Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Mayor Ruslin Hasan Area    - City 243. ...


Wira Merah

The Wira Merah is a popular motorcycle acrobatic stunt and demonstration team of the Kor Polis Tentera DiRaja, famed for their show at military tattoos in Malaysia. The team was formed in 1963 at Kem Imphal in Kuala Lumpur to display their exceptional riding skills at the military tattoo during the 1963 National Day celebrations. The team was founded by Pegawai Waran I Sabdin Othman and Pegawai Waran I Ungku Hakim Ungku Mohamad and used 350cc BSA motorcycles. A motorcycle is a two-wheeled vehicle powered by an engine. ... Acrobatics (from Greek Akros, high and bat, walking) is one of the performing arts. ... The term Military Tattoo dates from the eighteenth century when the British Army were fighting in the Low Countries (Belgium and The Netherlands). ... The Birmingham Small Arms Company (BSA) was a British manufacturer of vehicles, firearms, and military equipment, and still exists as an airgun sport manufacturer and distributor. ...


The military shows were suspended between 1964 and 1966 due to the Indonesian Confrontation, but were resumed in 1967, when the Wira Merah team was reactivated under the command of Leftenan Muda Clifford Baptist for a display at the 10th Merdeka celebration at Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur Confrontation is a tactical tabletop fantasy wargame in which the combatants are represented by metal figures in 28-30mm scale. ...


The team has 40 members and holds about 48 shows a year, each of 30 to 40 minutes long. The act involves various acrobatic stunt on motorcycles including piling on 30 riders on one motorcycle. The Evel Knievel jump is the highlight of the Wira Merah show, involving a jump over human or vehicular obstacles. The jump record is over 17 to 18 Proton Iswara cars. Robert Craig Evel Knievel, Jr. ... Properties [1][2] In physics, the proton (Greek proton = first) is a subatomic particle with an electric charge of one positive fundamental unit (1. ...


The team presently uses a total of 29 motorcycles, including 12 Moto Guzzis, 6 BSA, 5 Modenas Jaguh, 2 Trial Bikes, 2 Aprillia dan 2 Suzuki. [1] [2]


References

  • Official Malaysian Army Website KOR POLIS TENTERA DIRAJA (KPTD)
  • Buletin Army.Net “Kor Polis Tentera Diraja - Unggul dan disegani”

 
 

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