19 January 2009

Award for soldier who braved pain for duty

Corporal Mohd Zamri Md Soot was awarded by the Sultan of Kedah the Darjah Keberanian Kedah for ignoring pain of a bayonet cut on his arm during the ceremony in conjunction with Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah of Kedah's golden jubilee celebration at Stadium Darulaman on August 15, 2008.

I am not questioning the rights of the Sultan to bestow awards to anybody he fancies. To me awards should be given to those who rightly deserve it. A Darjah Keberanian award (valour award)  should be given to those who show extraordinary bravery and also awarded to any person who has performed an act of courage and gallantry in circumstances of personal danger.

Does the Corporal performed a gallantry act by ignoring pain during the ceremony while blood stained his white dress uniform red?

I think those Police personnel who had served gallantly in Timor Timor, maintaining peace and order under dangerous circumstances are more deserving to be awarded valour awards for their steadfastness and bravery.

Just my 2 cents.

1 comment:

thekebun said...

Agreed Zack. Personally i don't see why he should not be punished for being careless. These days awards are given out like candy.