Additional research and
investigations carried out by MHG together with Army Museum revealed that
Lance Corporal Ungkok a/k Jugam who attached to British platoon as a scouts
was killed during an ambush near Alor Setar town in February 13th, 1955.
Subsequent research found that he was declared killed and missing after the
ambush. None of the ambush report ever existed and no one from MoD or
Malaysian Army knows more about him.
the CWGC database mentioned that Lance Corporal
Ungkok was killed and buried at Jalan Langgar 5
kilometres north of Alor Setar.
tombstone was erected near where he was killed
and for several decades, the road nearby was
widened enough to pose threat to the grave.
the help of Lieutenant Colonel (Rtd) Robert
Rizal Abdullah, it was published into several
bloggers, and newspapers. Several meeting taken
places with Veteran Affairs Department of the
Ministry of Defence to discussed the matters and
he suggest that the grave and the remain if
found should be recovered and send to nearby
Christian Cemetery for proper burial.
Army Museum specialist, MHG were conducting a ground search using a special
ground scanner unit to located Ungkok's remains. After a extensive search,
we did not found any remains buried in the ground.
report from the search were send back to the
Committee and they agreed that Ungkok's grave
tombstone will be relocated.
Tuesday April 28th, a ceremony were held near
Ungkok's tombstone. A traditional Iban “miring”
ceremony was also held at Jalan Langgar. The
“miring” is a customary Iban ceremony where
offerings are presented to the gods. The event
was carried out by Iban community members from
Sarawak and a relatives of Ungkok were present
at the ceremony.
During the ceremony, the tombstone with the
earth were recovered and were transferred to
Jalan Sultanah Christian cemetery. Even
though his remains was not found, he was
remembered as a fallen heroes of Sarawak Rangers
who bravely fought Communist Insurgents and give
their lives for peace.