Monday 21 April 2008

Welcome the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch to Malaysia

As the Beijing 2008 Olympic countdown gets nearer, it will be Malaysia's turn today, Monday 21st April 2008, to host the Olympic torch relay.

The torch arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Sunday from Bangkok, and will, whilst it is in Malaysia, be protected by a 1,000 strong Royal Malaysian police presence, which will include the Federal Reserve Unit [FRU] (Riot Police) as well as Police Special Forces Commandos, Special Action Squad (UTK) members and others.

It has been stated that the UTK will run with and surround the Olympic Flame throughout the whole torch relay

The other police personnel will be there to 'help' you if you shout, are deemed to be protesting, get lost and get too close to the torch, etc., so, if you misbehave please be careful and watch out for the, batons, tear gas and chemical laced water canons, and perhaps more deadly weaponry too. (see lists below)

UTK (Police Special Action Force)

FRU (Federal Reserve Unit) Riot Police

Police Special Forces weaponry, firearms

Pistols Shotguns Submachine guns Rifles/
Sniper Rifles Machine Guns Grenade Gun
Beretta M92FS1 Remington 870 HK MP5A3 AR-18 Acc-Int. PM M60E2 M79
Browning HP Mk.3 Remington 1100 HK MP5-K Colt M16A1 HK G3/SG-1 HK 11 LMG M203
Colt M1911A11 Winchester M12 HK MP5SD2 HK 331 HK 33 Sniper1
HE Grenade
Glock 19 SPAS 12 HK MP7 PDW HK 416 SIG-Sauer SSG 2000
HK G36C Remington 700
Smoke Grenade
Sig Sauer P226

Steyr AUG A2

Steyr M9 Compact

Vektor SP1

Yavuz 16

STI 5.0

Click below for more details:

Support Equipment

Support Equipment
High Explosive Grenades Flash-
Gas Grenades
Night Vision Goggles Laser Designator
T - Baton Police Flexi Cuffs Taser Weapon SF-10 Gas Mask Pepper Spray Telescopic Sight
Fiber Optic Camera Surefire Battering Rams Tactical Bulletproof Vest C-4 Explosives Range
finder Camera
Assault Ladders Binocular SPECTRA Helmet Thermal Weapon Sight Aimpoint CompM2 Aimpoint CompM4
First Aid Kit Hiatts Speedcuffs EO Tech Holosights Bean Bag Shells1 EOD Tools AN/PEQ-6


1The Bean Bag (or flexible baton round) shell is typically fired from a shotgun, and is used by police and military forces, to disperse the type of riot which is not able to be controlled with tear gas weapon. When fired, the bean bag (or BB) made from rubber and plastic is expelled at around 70-90 meters/second; it spreads out in flight and distributes its impact over about 6 centimetres of the target. It is designed to deliver a blow that will cause minimum long-term trauma and no penetration but will result in a muscle spasm or other reaction to briefly render a violent suspect immobile. For PGK teams, these shells will be used to injure suspects when orders are given to apprehend a suspect.

Special Vehicles

As the special operations units, Pasukan Gerakan Khas (PGK) also employ specific vehicles for operations in land, sea and the air.

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These Chinese 'Torch Guardians' in blue track suits and white baseball caps will be there too.

These are the Chinese Secret Police 'Torch Guardians', who are the cream of China's special secret police who were hand picked from across China, they all have specialist training in crowd control and vehicle handling, etc.

These 70 young riot police were sworn in as the 'Olympic Flame Guardians' in August 2007, 30 to take responsibility during the torch relays overseas and the other 40 to follow the torch when it is inside China.

They were referred to as "Thugs" by Lord Coe, the chairman of the London Olympic Committee
when they were in Great Britain recently, they were also condemned for their loutish behaviour in France.

May the Olympic Torch have a safe and uneventful trip around Kuala Lumpur and throughout the remainder of it's journey to Beijing.

There will be grid locked traffic in Kuala Lumpur, and many people will face great inconvenience, as it is a working day, perhaps it would have been better to declare a holiday for the city, the productivity will be seriously affected as many folks will be stuck in worse than normal traffic jams and may find it impossible to reach work, or to go about their usual business.

Keep politics out of sports and vice versa!

Ubi dubium ibi libertas

- Where there is doubt, there is freedom


Anonymous said...

jangan cuban menakut-nakutkan orang ramai.

mindful mariner said...

Wow! shag comments concerning Cuban:

"Don't Cuban, frighten the general public."

What do the Cubans have to do with the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay in Malaysia and should the public be frightened of them?

Anyway, it is history now!