Murray’s prompt and decisive action was deemed to have deterred further attempts by Indonesian guerrillas to land on the Malaya peninsula and to have helped confine the war to the island of Borneo. Keith Murray was born in Sydney and brought up at Newcastle, New South Wales.His youth was marked by tragedy when in 1948 his father, brother and uncles disappeared in the fishing vessel Syd off the coast of Patonga, NSW ."It could take a month, two months, a year, six months, but hopefully, God willing, it won't be too long." The rapper added that his decision to postpone the start of his sentence was not based on his feelings about the initial verdict, but that he did find it hard to come to terms with. I'm not happy about it, but that didn't play a part in me not going." The jailtime comes as Murray was preparing to release his upcoming solo album on December 15, and just as he is due to turn up on a remix of the Beastie Boys' next single, "Body Movin'." Murray seemed to have resurfaced briefly this week, calling in to a New York cable access show called Star and Buc-Wild's Player Hater Line on Monday and claiming, "Listen, it ain't the fact that I'll turn myself in for a time. And we all know how it's going to blow over, just like you said Star."Emotion didn't play a part in me not going," Murray told MTV News. That time is going to blow over, but right now I'm in a situation, sh** ain't no game" (see "Keith Murray Surfaces On Cable Access Show, Remains A Wanted Man")."I had to prepare myself to go in and at the time, I wasn't prepared to go in there and rot like that," Murray told MTV News of his decision."But now I'm going up there to turn myself in with my lawyer and everything and when the situation is turned over, I'll be out as soon as possible." After his interview, Murray left for Connecticut with his Def Squad partner Eric Sermon and his manager.Between August 1964 and February 1966 Teal spent some 300 days and nights on patrol, including the night of December 6 1964, when an unlit vessel was detected.Murray ordered a burst of machine-gun fire across its bows; the sampan stopped, and three Indonesian soldiers were arrested.
Before Murray ever recorded an album, he traded verses with Big Daddy Kane under the name MC Do Damage.
Indeed, it's by-the-books Murray, which will undoubtedly satisfy some long-term fans, who only need new songs to keep their interest.
The rest of the audience will find the album to be a bit uneven, despite his obvious flair for lyrical gymnastics (or maybe because of them, since many of his rhymes don't make sense, even in the absurdist sense) -- the sounds aren't really new and only a handful of songs catch hold.
A week later, on December 13, Teal was on patrol at the southern end of the Strait when another two boats were spotted, one of which escaped.
The remaining vessel opened up with small arms fire and, as bullets buzzed over his head, Murray ordered Teal to return fire, killing three of the seven men in the large sampan before it surrendered.
In December 1963 Murray was given command of the small 350-ton minesweeper Teal, one of two Australian ships based in Singapore which patrolled the rivers of Borneo and the Malacca Strait.