Malaysians During The Vietnam War

Royal Malaysian Police's Senoi Praaq

Malaysia was involved in the Vietnam War. I met a veteran soldier, the late Col Syed (passed away in October 2003) of the Malaysian Army, who was an attache in Saigon before it fell.

The Senoi Praaqs (above) were roped in by the CIA to assist them as ‘translators’ when the former wanted to win the ‘hearts and minds’ of the highlands people. They speak a common lingo apparently.

Anyway, here’s an old music video by Paul Hardcastle. 60’s babies should be able to remember this song: