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Malacca – the cane that symbolizes command in military

The installation of new army chief in the change of command ceremony completes when the outgoing army chief hands over ceremonial ‘baton of command’ – known as Malacca cane – to his successor. But what actually is the Malacca stick or command stick and why it carries so significance in the military? Background Malacca Cane is prepared from a special cane in Malacca, a Singaporean island. Early in this century, Malacca was referred to as the “King of Canes." Malacca is one species of rattan (Calamus…