• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE IS TO HOLD AN INQUIRY INTO ALLEGATIONS THAT 25 VILLAGES WERE MASSACRED BY BRITISH TROOPS IN MALAYA 21 YEARS AGO.

  • Description

    THE BRITISH MINISTRY OF DEFENCE IS TO HOLD AN INQUIRY INTO ALLEGATIONS THAT 25 VILLAGES WERE MASSACRED BY BRITISH TROOPS IN MALAYA 21 YEARS AGO. TODAY THE MAN WHO WROTE THE OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE MALAYAN EMERGENCY, TALKS ABOUT HIS OWN INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE INCIDENT.

    FOUR FORMER MEMBERS OF A BRITISH GUARDS REGIMENT HAVE MADE ALLEGATIONS IN A LONDON SUNDAY NEWSPAPER THAT THE 25 SUSPECTED COMMUNIST TERRORISTS WERE SHOT AFTER BEING HELD CAPTIVE OVERNIGHT.

    AN INQUIRY WAS HELD INTO THE INCIDENT 21 YEARS AGO BY THE THEN ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF MALAYA, SIR STAFFORD FOSTER-SUTTON. HE REPORTED THEN THAT IF THE SECURITY FORCES HAD NOT OPENED FIRE THE 25 SUSPECTS, ALL CHINESE, WOULD HAVE ESCAPED.

    NOW ANOTHER INQUIRY IS TO BE HELD INTO THE INCIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5SU0JTIKABDID4KDF8PZ32ANH
    Media URN:
    VLVA5SU0JTIKABDID4KDF8PZ32ANH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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