Is the Malaysian Army Really Good for Nothing? Paskal Answers...

  • 26 Sep 2018


Lieutenant Commander Arman Anwar is a Tentera Laut Diraja Malaysia (TLDM) Special Force PASKAL Operative; one with an illustrious service history. Having lost Arman’s father to the same cause, his mother has always been bitter about Arman’s choices and predicament. In one of his dangerous missions, one of his teammates died and another was dismissed. Just when Arman decides to request for a transfer, he is needed for one last mission that would change his world forever.


It's a common perception that the Malaysian army is good for nothing and are too 'mellow' for real wars. This movie will definitely prove you wrong! 

Based on true-life events, as you watch the movie on the edge of your seats (most of the action sequences are epic), you will realise only one fact.
"As we sleep and go about our lives, there are souls out there trying to save lives in the air and waters of Malaysia."

When this realisation kicks in, it makes the movie-watching experience even better. Hairul Azreen as Lieutenant Commander Arman Anwar does complete justice to the role. He's in a dilemma between choosing his family and nation. A common dilemma most soldiers face in their army life. In the end, after their sacrifices, do they get anything in return?

The protagonist Anwar and the antagonist Jeb seemed almost like the separate manifestations of the dilemma. Anwar is a dignified hero who has realised the true meaning behind the sacrifices and embraces the pride in serving the nation, meanwhile, Jeb is the inner voice which keeps questioning 'What do I get in return?'.

Kudos to the director Adrian Teh! The training and action sequences are as real as possible and we got a glimpse into the lives of this elite team. As much as Paskal is full of action and thrill, the movie is also deeply emotional. He even explored the strong bond or 'brotherhood' between the Paskal members and how that contributes to the success of every mission.

What We Loved:

Casting, Cinematography, Action Sequences, Training Scenes, and Background Score

Not a Big Fan of:

Super quick Introduction and honestly, we couldn't think of anything else!


The elite members of the Paskal team are truly the unsung heroes of Malaysia and if you wish to show your love and respect for all the sacrifices that go unheard, this is your chance. Catch the movie in your nearest theatres ASAP!

Photo Credit: Star2, GSC & Hangat

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