Table of contents for The Spear and the Kerambit : the exploits of VAT 69, Malaysia's Elite Fighting Force, 1968-1989 / A. Navaratnam.


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Foreword                                          v
Introduction                                      vii
Acknowledgements                                  xi
Abbreviations                                     xiii
PART I
THE EARLY YEARS
1   The Communist Party of Malaya
Overview of CPM Activities (1960-1969)        3
2   Formation of VAT 69                           9
3   Early Experiences (1969-1972)                 18
4   Ops Sukat (Jalong-Sungai Siput Utara)
VAT 69 Scores First Kill in Sungai Siput      24
PART II
CHONG CHOR'S SOUTHERN EXPEDITIONS
5   CCM Chong Chor's Southern Expedition into Malaysia 37
6   Ops Setia 5 (Pahang)
In Pursuit of CMM Chong Chor                  39
7   Chong Chor's Setback in Pahang               47
8   Chong Chor Captured                          52



PART III
THE BAMBOO AREA
9   CT Exploitation of Orang Asli in the Bamboo Area  65
10 Ops Bamboo 1 to 3                                 70
11 The Red Assassins' Trail                          90
12 Ops Bamboo 4-6                                    94
PART IV
ENCOUNTERS IN OTHER AREAS
13 OpsJenak (Raub)
Peace Returns to the Sungai Ruan-Sungai Liang Area  111
14  Ops Kelong (Telemong, Pahang)
Capturing Communist Terrorists in Pahang         120
15 Ops Macai (Slim River)
Elimination of Slim River Armed Work Force       127
16 Ops Manis
Christmas Cheer at Padang Terap, Kedah           134
17  Ops Khas (Ayer Kala)
Communist Supplier Turned Police Agent           142
18  Ops Tua Baru 7/79 (Kuala Kubu Baru)
VAT 69 Patrols Fight Enemy Twice Their Strength  150
19 Ops Setia 13/79 (Tanjung Malim)
Good Tracking Wins the Day                      160
20  Ops Indera 12/Indera Khas 1/80 (Bentong)
1980 -A Spectacular Year for VAT 69             165
21  Project Catfish 4
Mission to Capture CTs from Enemy Hideout        181
22  Peace Returns to Malaysia                        189
23  VAT 69's Present Role                            191
24  Recollections                                    193
About the Author                                     197
Appendices                                           201
Bibliography                                        204








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Malaysia History, Military