Son follows dad’s patriotic advice
KUCHING: When he was growing up, Langgi Kanang, was repeatedly reminded by his late father of the importance of safeguarding the country’s sovereignty.
His father’s love for the nation came as no surprise to the 36year-old lance corporal attached to the Royal Artillery Regiment, since the former had fought against the communists while serving with the Armed Forces in the 1960s. Langgi’s father is none other than our national hero, the late Datuk Temenggong Kanang Langkau, also known as “The Iban Warrior”.
“I grew up listening to my father’s stories about fighting the communists. He told us to never panic when fighting them. He reminded us that the most important thing is protecting the country’s sovereignty.
“Even during his final days, my father kept reminding me to serve the country with sincerity as many had sacrificed to protect our beloved country,” said Langgi, who is the youngest of six siblings.
Kanang was awarded the Seri Pahlawan Gagah Perkasa medal (ranked the highest on the list of federal awards) for his service.