At the height of the Kuala Lumpur riots of May 1969, a phone call came in late one night at High Street police station.
Hallo, tiga Melayu sini. Siapa di sana?
Policeman: Apa? Tiga Melayu sana?
Tiga Melayu sini. Siapa sana?
Ohh itu macam ka? Tiga Melayu sana… Takpa… Sini ada satu Benggali
It was a phone call from the 3rd Battalion, Royal Malay Regiment.
(Source unknown, much recounted at the time, and possibly apocryphal)
updated to change “bhai” to “Benggali” (see comments below)