Azril from Malaysia sent us these photos of the Sultan of Kelantan, Sultan Muhammad V, at the opening ceremony of the Fourth Council of the Kelantan State Assembly of the Thirteenth Year (2016). The Sultan is flanked by Close-Protection Operator from Royal alaysian Police UTK unit who are carrying CZ Scorpion Evo 3 submachine guns and H&K 416 rifles.


According to Azril the Royal Malaysian Police service are slowly replacing the MP5 with the  CZ Scorpion Evo 3. They use the EVO3 with Aimpoint Micro sights and notably two magazines taped together.

The other operator is using a HK416C (compact) with a 60 round magazine.




  • anon

    does ar guy have ,whatever that red dot is, on a riser?

    • Aric

      It looks to be a Leupold HAMR.

      • anon

        ah, that makes much more sense

      • BillC

        Yup, HAMR. Haven’t seen one of those in a while.

        • they’re nice I’ve heard but expensive for what they deliver

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Id take the HK over the EVO.

    • Jambo

      I would too, if I could afford it.

    • Anonymoose

      Same. I’d really dig a Compact version of the HK416A5.

  • Marzuq

    There’s another two operators nearby.Each were armed with an FN F2000 with Trijicon ACOG and an unknown,camouflaged AR-15 rifle (believed to be a Bushmaster variant) with high-powered optical sight.

    • Penokeo

      I think that camo AR is a Barrett M468. Havent see an ARMS SIR in a long time.

      • UVB76

        Or a FERFRANS…I believe they are now supplying the Malaysians

        • Marzuq

          Most likely…but never seen one with barrel length longer than 11 inches

        • Penokeo

          The muzzle device does look like a Ferfrans muzzle brake.

    • John

      Meh. I’d honestly be more impressed if the policemen on all sides were wearing body armor, better shoes, and agreed on the same weapon.

      U.S. Secret Service wouldn’t be showing off their weapons to the crowd. And the SWAT units wouldn’t care. This is something in the middle and it looks unprofessional.

      • Irfan Zain

        The weapons were supplied from the Sultan’s personal collection. They don’t belong to the police.

        • Michael R. Zupcak

          Do you know that for a fact? That would be very interesting and would make a lot of sense since the types of weapons are all over the place.

          • Irfan Zain

            Yes I do. The sultan is a client of the company I work for.

          • Ebby123

            Can you provide any more information about what’s going on in these photos?

            How does the Sultan have so many firearms when (I presume) private ownership of firearms is highly restricted in that country?

          • politicsbyothermeans

            Because he’s the Sultan?

          • AHill

            >Private Ownership of Firearms is highly restricted
            Should I say it again?
            It’d be like saying Guns are highly restricted in heaven so how does God get to open carry a Glock G18?

          • Irfan Zain

            Yes it’s highly restricted, but being the sultan has its perks. He has about 300 different firearms in his collection.

      • FarmerB

        Well, in Asia, where guns are almost completely unavailable, it’s a symbol of power.

        • 劉丁丁

          Maybe in the undeveloped Asia it is.

      • Michael R. Zupcak

        There are different types of protective. Full disclosure: my knowledge of this comes from watching a BBC special called “SAS Survival Secrets”.

        Pictured – “Overt” protection: security detail marching with visible rifles.

        “Low-Key Overt” – USSS is argued to be Low-Key Overt because they try their best to blend in. You see their riflemen on rooftops, you see mad Ray-Bans and “Agent Smith Earpieces” but it’s not like they’re marching next to President Obama with P90’s and M4s out. Then again, with the police escorts and motorcades it could easily be argued that USSS, at least with regard to protecting their highest-value assets like POTUS, operates closer to full “Overt”

        Then there’s “Covert” which is like Beyonce’s bodyguards blending in with the crowd. They probably have weapons but you won’t see them. They probably have some type of earpieces to communicate with each other depending on the number of “operators” and depending on the threat level.

    • Jwedel1231

      The guy w/ the F2000 is wearing a Hard Rock tee shirt. The non-standardization of not only weapons, but also calibers and uniforms makes these guys look like they walked off a movie set.

      • Yallan

        Sultan is a baller, bodyguards gotta be ballers too, dig?

  • TheSmellofNapalm

    Cool to see those guns in the wild. Diggin the PDW stock on the HK for non-practical reasons.

  • Iksnilol

    Twi mags clipoed or taped together is as normal as it gets on a sub gun. At least from what I have seen. Only Americans don’t do it from what I’ve seen.

  • The Sultan keeps an eclectic entourage

  • Vhyrus

    Interesting place…. their hats are more standardized than their guns.

    • ZEBRA-wit-RABIES

      At least there is mag commonality.

      • Vhyrus

        Pretty sure the EVO mag wont fit in the HK and vice versa, and I think the surefire 60 might not play well with the P2000s

        • ZEBRA-wit-RABIES

          Thanks champ. I was looking/thinking at this photo. But you are correct Sir.

  • Michael R. Zupcak

    Was the HK416 Sub-Carbine ever produced in large numbers or is it possible that the weapon in question is a custom job done by H&K for the Malaysian government?

    • Marzuq

      Well,with the exception of the CZ Evo,most of the rifle/carbine were provided by his Majesty himself for the Close Protection Team that was assigned to him.

  • USMC03Vet

    Are those operator fezes?
    Does Magpul make these?

    • politicsbyothermeans

      They can’t be operator headgear because they don’t look way cooler backwards.

      • Warren Edward Wright

        there the next step in tacti-cool..uni directional..

        • Ominae

          That “headgear” is called the Songkok. It’s a traditional headwear worn by most Muslim men in Southeast Asia.

      • Sledgecrowbar

        They actually *do* look way cooler backwards, you just have to be operator enough to know when one is turned around.

        • politicsbyothermeans

          Crap. I knew I didn’t operate operationally in an operational manner nearly enough. Based Sultan PSD has me looking hopelessly bush league.

    • Warren Edward Wright

      tactical islamic man bonnets made by the uighers of west china , kinda like muslim /chinese amish

  • kkggrr

    More bullshit in an oppressive third world toilet to impress the idiots.

    • Vladimir Kerzhakov

      nah its not third world.

    • Nicks87

      No, actually it’s a relatively prosperous and peaceful state. It’s mostly Muslim but not radicalized at all.

  • insertjjs

    Odd that the scorpion is only using the 20 round magazines.

  • DIR911911 .

    he must be well liked if he needs that many guns that close

  • DIR911911 .

    Royal alaysian Police . . . did your computer not underline this for you?

  • sadf

    Military coups are a big concern in SE Asia. That’s why the protection is so overt. Its a warning to the Officer Corps.

    • chino

      What rubbish. When was the last military coup in Malaysia?

  • chino

    The heavy show of firepower is to what purpose? He look like he is in a war zone. When was the last attempt on a Malay Sultan’s life?