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Canberra cop busted for wearing fake medals

By johnboy - 31 July 2013 61

News have word of AFP officer Kelly Wingkee Luk causing a stir with a penchant for wearing medals un-earned:

According to the Australian New Zealand Military Imposters (ANZMI) website, Luk has no entitlement to wear any medals but it has posted images of him wearing numerous medals including the Australian Active Service Medal (AASM) with a clasp and the Australian Defence Medal (ADM).

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) confirmed that Luk was a serving member of their organisation and that he had been disciplined for wearing inappropriate medals.

We don’t know if he’s still with ACT Policing, but he certainly used to be.

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Canberra cop busted for wearing fake medals
breda 1:10 pm 01 Aug 13

Some posters here seem to think that inflating your self-importance should be against the law.

I absolutely agree that wearing false medals is dick-headedness to the n, but exposure and ridicule, and perhaps (as in this case) internal disciplinary procedures are more than enough. There was no fraud (eg claiming benefits) and no-one was harmed.

My Dad has a few medals, and when I talked to him about this incident, he just shrugged and said “there are always people like that.”

curmudgery 12:17 pm 01 Aug 13

Blokes like that should disappear.

johnboy 11:52 am 01 Aug 13

So write the story

Proboscus 11:48 am 01 Aug 13

I agree that this idiot should be embarrassed in the media and in front of his peers.

But I cannot believe that the story of a putrid local paedophile having his sentence halved by the ACT Supreme Court has not even rated a mention on this site (not that I can find anyway).

Barcham 11:18 am 01 Aug 13

While I agree that it’s not cool, I really don’t think pretending to have won some medals should be a legal issue. Nobody was hurt, nothing was stolen, the guy is just being a jerk.

Being a jerk is not against the law, nor should it be.

Lying to make yourself look better is a fairly common occurrence. Should we start policing people who lie about what kind of car they drive or how large a fish they’ve caught?

The guy should be mocked for his douchebaggery, then everyone should move on.

Henry82 10:34 am 01 Aug 13

http://www.defence.gov.au/medals/Content/+058%20FAQ/#CanIwearanother

Some information for those that want to wear someone else’s medals.

PBO 9:08 am 01 Aug 13

Pork Hunt said :

IrishPete said :

I get that it’s offensive to people for someone to wear medals that they are not entitled to, but do we really need a law against it?

IP

Yes.

Damn right!

bundah 11:29 pm 31 Jul 13

Thumper said :

Thumper said :

IrishPete said :

I get that it’s offensive to people for someone to wear medals that they are not entitled to, but do we really need a law against it?

IP

IrishPete said :

I get that it’s offensive to people for someone to wear medals that they are not entitled to, but do we really need a law against it?

IP

Yes. People serve in war zones to be awarded medals. Or spend countless years of service.

Medals are generally hard won, whether operational or for service.

These people are stealing others valour, experience, service.

It is fraud.

Frankly I’d like to see old school army justice in these cases but it’s frowned upon these days…

Disclaimer. I have three federal gongs and three state gongs. All hard earned from ADF service and SES service. People who wear fake decorations are complete scum in my eyes. Do they suffer from PTSD and depression? Do they have non stop nightmares about things they have done? Do they sit there with their mates and question what the fuck they have done and is it worth it in the end? Do they suffer from long standing injuries from doing these things?

These people are complete scum…

My dad is a Vietnam Vet, my uncle, RAR grunt, is a Vietnam vet, my Godfather, shot down in a Huey at Da Nang, is a Vietnam vet. A number of my mates are Timor and Afghanistan vets.

IP, you are a volunteer firie, how do you feel that someone is stealing your service? For me, I’d gladly punch them in the face.

Agreed,anyone falsely parading around with ADF medals clearly has no respect for those who have served in conflict and deserved to be disciplined for his stupidity.

IrishPete 11:08 pm 31 Jul 13

Thumper said :

IP, you are a volunteer firie, how do you feel that someone is stealing your service? For me, I’d gladly punch them in the face.

I would laugh at them, but quietly, knowing there’s a fair chance they have some form of mental illness.

I would never resort to violence because that would make me worse than them.

No-one can “steal my service”. That’s a very odd expression.

I’ve served society in many ways, paid and unpaid, and I don’t care about medals, flags, or anything else. The long service medal I am due with the RFS, and the ones I will continue to accrue? Not interested. I’d rather they spent the money on new equipment.

I do not denigrate those who have served society in various ways and want such recognition, but I do object to them thinking that they speak for everyone. They don’t.

As for JohnBoy’s comment that the medals are issued by government and subject to their regulation, he might want to think a bit harder about the implications of that statement.

IP

Mr Evil 10:07 pm 31 Jul 13

Thumper said :

Thumper said :

IrishPete said :

I get that it’s offensive to people for someone to wear medals that they are not entitled to, but do we really need a law against it?

IP

IrishPete said :

I get that it’s offensive to people for someone to wear medals that they are not entitled to, but do we really need a law against it?

IP

Yes. People serve in war zones to be awarded medals. Or spend countless years of service.

Medals are generally hard won, whether operational or for service.

These people are stealing others valour, experience, service.

It is fraud.

Frankly I’d like to see old school army justice in these cases but it’s frowned upon these days…

Disclaimer. I have three federal gongs and three state gongs. All hard earned from ADF service and SES service. People who wear fake decorations are complete scum in my eyes. Do they suffer from PTSD and depression? Do they have non stop nightmares about things they have done? Do they sit there with their mates and question what the fuck they have done and is it worth it in the end? Do they suffer from long standing injuries from doing these things?

These people are complete scum…

My dad is a Vietnam Vet, my uncle, RAR grunt, is a Vietnam vet, my Godfather, shot down in a Huey at Da Nang, is a Vietnam vet. A number of my mates are Timor and Afghanistan vets.

IP, you are a volunteer firie, how do you feel that someone is stealing your service? For me, I’d gladly punch them in the face.

Couldn’t agree more.

And to add to the above sentiments: if someone lies about military service, what else are they lying about in their life???

I hope this prick gets the arse from the AFP – if he hasn’t been shown the door already.

Thumper 10:00 pm 31 Jul 13

Thumper said :

IrishPete said :

I get that it’s offensive to people for someone to wear medals that they are not entitled to, but do we really need a law against it?

IP

IrishPete said :

I get that it’s offensive to people for someone to wear medals that they are not entitled to, but do we really need a law against it?

IP

Yes. People serve in war zones to be awarded medals. Or spend countless years of service.

Medals are generally hard won, whether operational or for service.

These people are stealing others valour, experience, service.

It is fraud.

Frankly I’d like to see old school army justice in these cases but it’s frowned upon these days…

Disclaimer. I have three federal gongs and three state gongs. All hard earned from ADF service and SES service. People who wear fake decorations are complete scum in my eyes. Do they suffer from PTSD and depression? Do they have non stop nightmares about things they have done? Do they sit there with their mates and question what the fuck they have done and is it worth it in the end? Do they suffer from long standing injuries from doing these things?

These people are complete scum…

My dad is a Vietnam Vet, my uncle, RAR grunt, is a Vietnam vet, my Godfather, shot down in a Huey at Da Nang, is a Vietnam vet. A number of my mates are Timor and Afghanistan vets.

IP, you are a volunteer firie, how do you feel that someone is stealing your service? For me, I’d gladly punch them in the face.

johnboy 9:40 pm 31 Jul 13

The issue, as I see it, is that the medals are issued by the government, and thus subject to their regulation.

Thumper 9:37 pm 31 Jul 13

IrishPete said :

I get that it’s offensive to people for someone to wear medals that they are not entitled to, but do we really need a law against it?

IP

IrishPete said :

I get that it’s offensive to people for someone to wear medals that they are not entitled to, but do we really need a law against it?

IP

Yes. People serve in war zones to be awarded medals. Or spend countless years of service.

Medals are generally hard won, whether operational or for service.

These people are stealing others valour, experience, service.

It is fraud.

Frankly I’d like to see old school army justice in these cases but it’s frowned upon these days…

Pork Hunt 8:03 pm 31 Jul 13

IrishPete said :

I get that it’s offensive to people for someone to wear medals that they are not entitled to, but do we really need a law against it?

IP

Yes.

IrishPete 6:29 pm 31 Jul 13

I get that it’s offensive to people for someone to wear medals that they are not entitled to, but do we really need a law against it?

IP

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