The title ‘Tiger of Malaya’ was given to two foreign leaders who came to power in Malaya. In early 1942, General Tomoyuki Yamashita, commander of the Japanese Army in Malaya dominate 'cassava era' during the Second World War. With the nickname ‘Tiger of Malaya’, he turned out to be feared. In early 1952, Sir Gerald Templar appears also as the British High Commissioner. He was admired for his intelligence in setting strategies to abolish communist terrorists. He is also nicknamed the Tiger of Malaya. But the title is not as accurate as the two leaders who had led the government are not a native of Malaya really fight to defend Malaya, but they are occupiers.