Kuala Lumpur Cenotaph in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 49 foot Kuala Lumpur Cenotaph was created in 1921 by the British to remember soldiers who died during World War I. An inscription was added after World War II to recognize “Our Glorious Dead” from 1939 until 1945. The third tribute lists the casualties from the Malayan Emergency. This conflict raged for 12 years beginning in 1948 against the Malayan National Liberation Army. The MNLA was a communist party. They used guerrilla tactics in an attempt to win control over the British until they were defeated in 1960. The cenotaph is located next to the Malaysian National Monument near Lake Gardens Park.

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Tugu Negara, Jalan Parlimen, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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