Tuesday, 21 June 2011

A Documentary film on the Iban Trackers and Sarawak Rangers in the making.

I think, it was worth the while. After highlighting predicaments and the exploits of the little-known Iban Trackers and Sarawak Rangers for the last 3 years, my efforts have finally began to bear fruits - the general public are more aware of the role and sacrifices these elite fighters had made during the Malayan Emergency 1948 - 1960.                  

A film production company by the name of "Million Frames Sdn Bhd" began to probe for leads and the right materials for their project on " The Iban Trackers". About a month ago they called and singled me out, after having located and read my blog. I would like to think, they were not wrong.

They had wanted to hook themselves to my plan to locate and interview as many of the 70-odd living members of this brave fighters as possible. But alas! I had to postpone it to after the fasting month, possibly in September 2011.

Anyway, while waiting for that trip to materialise, they coaxed the shy me into becoming an actor to relate all that I know about the Iban Trackers and Sarawak Rangers. The session started with the shootings in Taiping Lake Garden in the morning and towards late afternoon we went to Kamunting Christian Cemetery where there are 4 Sarawak Rangers graves. Here are some of the scenes:

Further shootings, my final parts, were done in Kapit on 23 and 24 September 2011. A pity, the team didn't follow me to Rh Ajai in Baleh, where I stayed for 2 nights and to watch the launching of the Baleh Rafting Safari race on 23 September 2011 as they arrived in Sibu a little late for the event.

Update 19 November 2011
Here is segments of the almost completed documentary film.






  1. It will take sometime to complete this documentary as the team have to locate, interview and film the ex Trackers and Sarawak Rangers.

  2. Salam Tuan !

    Well done ..kita tggu saja nnt....after all we have been waiting for so long....Agi Hidup Agi Glaban!

  3. Teruskan pengambaran filem di Sarawak . .

  4. Teruskan pengambaran filem di Sarawak . .

  5. If I were one of the family members of the iban trackers, I would have sued the government. The government will use the Ibans again to clean the leftminded minds. I hope this time the Ibans will not sell themselves again.