Son fol­lows dad’s pa­tri­otic ad­vice

New Straits Times - - News -

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.

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