‘Warrior medal’ for retired cop


Sjn-Mej Manickam proudly wearing his medal as his wife K. Susila, 71, takes a closer look at it after the state investiture ceremony at Dewan Sri Pinang in George Town.

THE award came 22 years after his retirement, but former crime buster Sjn-Mej Manickam Alagappan could not hide his exhilaration when conferred the Pingat Jasa Pahlawan Negara.

The 71-year-old, who retired from the police force in 1997, said the ‘warrior medal’ was a sweet remembrance of his 31 years as a serviceman.

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