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#BiarJasaJadiKenangan ARTIKEL PILIHAN: 68 YEARS ON, MEMORY OF SEMPORNA HERO COPS SLAIN BY PIRATES LIVES ON

March 29, 1954, will always be a day to remember for the family members of Late Sergeant Sagar Singh. It was on this day Sergeant Sagar Singh was killed by a band of pirates from the Sulu Sea who raided a small town of Semporna, British North Borneo (present day Sabah, Malaysia). The memories live on until today through his family.

Recounting of the incident and their father's 68th anniversary of his death, Late Sergeant Sagar Singh's children shared their testimony of the incident of that dreadful day.

Throughout its history, the Sulu Sea has been plagued by pirates. For many years the sea was the domain of the Moro, a Muslim people living not only in the Sulu Archipelago but also on the Philippine islands of Mindanao and Palawan. North east coast of Borneo, has unwillingly become a paradise for pirates who raid the state from hide outs in the nearby Sulu Archipelago of the Philippines.

This is a true story of how, a brave little band of six police men lead by Sergeant Sagar Singh made a heroic stand against overwhelming odds holding off the band of about 30 pirates wearing black balaclava and heavily equipped with automatic guns for several hours and how they attempted to prevent the pirates from looting the town but they were hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned yet today their heroism remains little known.

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68 years on, memory of Semporna hero cops slain by pirates lives on | Daily Express Online - Sabah's Leading News Portal
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