Summary: In the 1960s the local papers began to report about UFO landings and its tiny occupants seen on Malaysian soil. The public viewed these claims as stemming from the imaginative minds of the schoolchildren who reported them. The government has no interest whatsoever on these happenings.
UFOs first caught public attention in 1947. In Malaya at that time, we were unperturbed by the American flying saucer craze. We probably thought that it was some secret devices invented either by the American or the Russians. But when the Americans and the Russians were baffled by these strange flying machines, we then wondered perhaps there must be some other explanation for this phenomenon.
In the early 1950s, there were several daylight appearances of UFOs over the Klang Valley. The Royal Air Force (RAF) was in charge of air defense at the time and they did not showed any concern for these anomalous objects darting across the blue skies.
In the 1960s the local papers began to report about UFO landings and its tiny occupants seen on Malaysian soil. The public viewed these claims as stemming from the imaginative minds of the schoolchildren who reported them. The government has no interest whatsoever on these happenings.
In 1970 a wave of small UFOs and its tiny crew members were reported by the dozen and seen in several parts of Peninsular Malaysia. Again the government kept quiet.
All the time that the UFOs have been hovering or flying around the countryside, not a single Air Force statement was issued whether the objects were registered on their radar screens. Either the Air Force was afraid to admit it or their radar is not capable in detecting small or low flying UFOs. Whichever way you looked at it, the Air Force, it appears does not want to be involved with the UFO controversy.
In September 1995 things however began to change. People from all walks of life flocked to the small village of Kg. Tanjung Sepat Darat to see for themselves the elusive UFOs. The local papers reported the UFO situation almost daily. The first ever UFO conference in the country was also held a few months after that. The government finally opened its eyes ( and mouth too).
The Science Minister claimed that the Sepang UFOs were the first ever incident in Malaysia. He however was unaware of the hundreds of other UFO cases before it. The minister announced that the government had no intention of studying the UFO phenomenon because the American government had done it before with negative results.
However, BAKSA, the government body responsible for astronomical matters was instructed to take a look at the Sepang UFOs. They went to the field probably for just one night but unfortunately the UFOs shied away. They promised to study the matter but it died away as soon as the UFOs disappeared from the area and the public's interest dwindled.
The Malaysian government has no interest in UFOs. Why?. Because there are no spectacular UFO events in the country to warrant any serious study. The was one serious case in 1980 in Port Klang . A UFO was seen to shoot a light beam at a house and setting it ablaze. Unfortunately, the police denied the incident.
If someday a UFO came crashing down in busy Kuala Lumpur or one collided with a commercial airline, then perhaps the government will stand up and take notice. Will it not be too late then?.