Thursday, February 23, 2006

Malaysian commandos got lost in Thailand

Six Malaysian commandos that were detained by Thai authorities for a border incursion have been released back to Malaysia. The commandos said that they were lost and wandered across the border accidentally. From The Nation:
Thai police were alert by local villagers in Sungai Padi district about the presence of the commandos-clad men armed with rifles and machine guns in a rubber field in the district.

Fourth Army Region overseeing the areas sent about 50 soldiers to the site.

Confiscated from them were six rifles, machine guns and rounds of ammunitions. Found with them were canned food and tents.

A police source quoted one of the men as saying that they just got lost because their radio broke. They said they had no intention to invade into the Thai soil. The men then were brought by a helicopter to a headquarter for further interrogation.
The commander of Thailand's Fourth Army Area Command said it best after he released the 6 commandos. From Bangkok Post:
Lt Gen Ongkorn Thongprasom, commander of Thailand's Fourth Army Area Command, and chief of the Southern Border Provinces Peacekeeping Command (SBPPC), said the repatriation took place in a friendly atmosphere after investigators found the soldiers simply became lost while patrolling the border separating the two neighboring countries.

He said the six soldiers were only low ranking army personnel who have little knowledge of maps.

They were arrested by police in Sukirin district in Narathiwat Monday evening.

''They are definitely not spies," Lt-Gen Ongkorn said.."If they were, they would not have worn uniform.''
Malaysian commandos with little knowledge of maps! Hahaha! At least he has a sense of humour.

12 comments:

Lord Kimbo said...

The real story:

They were looking for Thai girls for some fun because they were bored in the jungles.

Shy said...

tiger show u mean :oP

HONG said...

and I thought the malaysian commandos super kilat one!

finatiq said...

They are kilat but cannot read maps.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Little knowledge of maps. Commandos...

I thought they were supposed to be able to conduct independent operations.

Bengster said...

maybe their maps very old liao

KeLLoGs said...

This not the first time the report says.

They really need more map reading training and better, newer maps n GPS!

Myra Leong said...

Satellite phone too just in case.

Anonymous said...

MALAYSIA BOLEH!

LEAT said...

The commandos accidentally entered Thai border after being chased by Malaysia's bigfoot!

Sir Thomas said...

Now that's a good one. Bigfoot!

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Someone speculated that they were secretly assisting the separatists or Muslim insurgents in Southern Thailand...Hmmmm... I don't know.

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