MALAYA: Token Citizenship

So long as the peaceful Chinese in Malaya sympathize with the Communist guerrillas in the jungle, and even actually help them, peace is something that the sword alone cannot win.

On the Malay Peninsula, which is about the size of Florida, Malays and Chinese are now about equal in numbers (2,500,000 each). But only in Singapore, which is a British Crown Colony, do native-born Chinese have full British citizenship. In the peninsula's eleven other political units (nine of them still ruled by local nabobs under British "protection"), Chinese citizenship is strictly limited. Hoping to lessen this discrimination, the British in...

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