MALAYA: Final Offer

Now that it had its independence and was free of the stigma of imperial control, the newborn Federation of Malaya decided to try its own hand at bringing an end to the costly nine-year-old jungle war against Communist guerrillas. It issued a "new and final" amnesty offer to the 1,800 terrorists (down from 8,000) still left and, just to make sure everyone gets the message, will drop no less than 12 million leaflets from R.A.F. planes. Terms: no persecution of terrorists who surrender, regardless of their past crimes; restoration of civil rights...

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